Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Calling all young scientists! It's time for our annual Science Fair and STEM Expo! All students are encouraged to participate by working on a science project at home, and displaying it proudly at the fair for the world to see. Below are the basic guidelines. Be sure to check out the rest of the website for more details.
Participation All K-5 HSI students are invited to participate. The event will feature two avenues for participation: A traditional Science Fair as well as a STEM -EXPO portion. The Science Fair will follow traditional guidelines. The STEM Expo portion will allow students to showcase an area of STEM they are interested in and excited about without the competition part.
Projects should be student driven. Project ideas should come from the students, and the project should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially young kids, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that the kids be able to call the project their own.
Need help choosing a topic? When it comes to choosing a topic, the sky is the limit! What have you wondered about? The best topics come from your own genuine curiosity about how something works, or why something is the way that it is. But if you have trouble thinking of something on your own, the internet is full of resources to help you choose a topic.
Judging and awards. Our goal is to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. Each participant in the Science Fair will have an opportunity to briefly present their project to a judge. Judges will look over each project and give them a score using a rubric. The winning projects will be announced at the awards ceremony. Participants in the STEM Expo will not be judged.