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It’s More than Just Building, It’s Experimenting!

Science fair exhibits are more than just building volcanoes, paper airplanes, electromagnets, rockets, and more. Students find a question, do a little research, and then set up and experiment. After carefully documenting the experiment, students summarize data and draw conclusions.

So students can build that rocket, volcano, or other science project of their interest. But then, challenge them to make it better. Make the volcano erupt longer, launch the rocket higher. The possibilities are endless. Maybe your child wants to set up an experiment to see how food affects heart rate, which soil holds the most water, or does weight on a pendulum make a difference.

For: 4th-5th grade R.V. Haderlein students

Sponsored by: Haderlein PTO

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014

Entry Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Display and Awards Night: Science fair exhibits will be on display during Science Night on February 7, 2014. Students are invited to show their science experiments to their friends and family during science night. Winners will be announced.

Rules: Rules can be downloaded in the attachment section at the bottom of this page. Note: If a student chooses to do an experiment with parent supervision using a prohibited item, it is the responsibility of the parent to make sure it is done in a safe manner. Pictures will be permitted of the experiment but the prohibited items may NOT be displayed. Download the rules sheet for complete information.

Any 4th or 5th grade RVH student that enters the RVH science fair and scores a minimum of 16 points on the scoring rubric (33 points total are possible) will get to go on a field trip on a school day in May. A specific location, date, and details are still being worked out.

Students did NOT need to attend the science prep workshop to be eligible to enter the science fair.

Important Dates for 2014:
Jan. 27- Registration due for the science fair!
Feb. 3- Entries must be in place by 3:30
Feb. 7- Science Night- Winners will be announced. Prizes include tickets to zoos and science museums will be awarded in March!

Winners: Entries will be scored utilizing the same rubric of the Greenbush Science Fair. The scoring rubric is available for download under attachments. All completed science fair entries will be eligible for the prize drawing. All experiments will be eligible for the regional science fair held at Greenbush.

Check online for great ideas. Here are a few sites to get you started:

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