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Welcome to the 2018 Hackberry Hill Science Fair! This annual event is fun for students of all ages, and we encourage all students (grades K-6) to participate. Fifth-graders are required to participate as part of their science curriculum.

You can sign up for the science fair here: https://goo.gl/forms/etd2faedIFzUOLaP2 

Besides your name, grade, and teacher's name, the form will ask you what type of project you want to present. There are 5 types:
  1. Experiment using the scientific method - in this type of project, you develop a hypothesis and test it by gathering data
  2. Demonstration - this type of project shows a scientific process at work, but there's no question; you already know what will happen
  3. Collection - this type of project is a set of related items, like rocks, shells, leaves, etc. You can discuss groups or types of items.
  4. Apparatus - this type of project explains a tool used by scientists, like a telescope, microscope, or chemistry set
  5. Research - this type of project presents something you learned about science from books, websites, etc. (not your own data)
4th, 5th, and 6th graders who participate must conduct an experiment using the scientific method -- in other words, develop a hypothesis and test it by gathering data. Grades K-3 may choose any type of project on the list -- collecting your own data is not required. All students will present their findings using a tri-fold posterboard. 

This year we’ll hold workshops with professional scientists and engineers to help you find a cool project and develop it. Watch for more details in January. Also new this year, the PTA is providing posterboards for free. Students should ask Ms. Riley (5th grade teacher) for a posterboard.

For more details about the science fair, see the links at left: official rules, judging forms, and ideas for your science project. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 24th.