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Jordan Science Night
Science Fair + Science Expo = Jordan Science Night!!!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:00-8:30pm in the MPR
Jordan's 8th annual Science Fair & Expo is an enriching and fun event for the entire family with science project presentations from Jordan students (the Fair) and hands-on exhibits from local scientists and science organizations (the Expo).
The Science Fair is a non-competitive celebration of science where students present their projects in poster form and discuss their work with volunteer evaluators. Participants receive verbal and written feedback from their evaluators, a certificate of participation and a ticket to a drawing for raffle prizes.
This wonderful event is made possible through the support of Jordan parents, science teachers, students, the Jordan PTA, and the Synopsys Outreach Foundation, along with local scientists and science organizations.
Why science? Why participate? If you have these questions, this video from the California State Science Fair may help you find some answers.
Our Science Fair isn't nearly as big or glitzy, but if you allow yourself to delve deep into a question that YOU are curious about, and you persevere through problems that will arise, the end result might be a great experience that makes you glad you did it!
Who knows? Maybe you'll be motivated to join a competitive science fair like the Synopsys Championship (for students in Santa Clara County) and maybe you'll move on to the Cal State Science Fair as these students did.
What's new this year?
Here's what's new, or relatively new, this year:
- Ethics: Animal research is not recommended (please follow the synopsis guidelines)
- Evaluation of projects will be done during school hours by volunteers. Students will receive 15 minute interviews, by professionals from our community. Their evaluation will be returned the night of the Science Fair and Expo.
- Project Type: There is a renewed desire to see quality Engineering Projects: solve a need or problem, and include measurements of success.
- Experiments (projects with a testable hypothesis) are encouraged, though not required. Other project types include: Invention, Collection and Model/Demo. This is not new, but an affirmation of the direction that Jordan science teachers have recommended in recent years.
- Synopsis: All MIDDLE SCHOOL projects must be done in the school, home, or field. No projects will be admitted for work done in a research institution.
Science Fair Calendar (2014-15)