Welcome to Lum Elementary's Science Fair Site!

The science fair will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 from 5:30-7:30PM. Follow the links on this page, and you will find everything you need to create your wonderful, award-winning science project!

Before you start, recruit an adult to help you. They come in very handy, especially if you are nice to them and tell them you won't blow anything up....

Please read these general instructions for participation in the science fair. 
Depending on your grade, there are several different types of projects that you can do.
Each display should follow this standard project format
For examples of complete projects, take a look at these projects from 20112012, 2013 and 2014
Students working together in teams should also submit a team journal with their project.
Any questions about the science fair should be sent to LumSciFair@gmail.com.

To guide the development of your project, there are six goals that you should meet along the way to April 28th. These goals and their due dates are listed on the thermometer to the left, which will rise as the the science fair gets closer. When you turn in your goals on time, you will receive a Good Science award, and when you turn in all six goals on time, you will get bonus points for the judging of your project at the fair.
Follow the links below to the submission form for each goal. 

    Three Proposals - Due February 21, 2017
    Use this form to describe ideas for three projects that interest you.  
    The science fair committee will review the ideas you submit and select one for your project. 

    Problem & Hypothesis - Due March 6, 2017
    If you are doing an experimental project (grades 2-5), use this form to further describe what you are going to do in your project. 
    If your project is not experimental (grades TK-3), use this form to further describe your project (does not include a hypothesis).    

    Procedure Design & Materials - Due March 13, 2017
    If you are doing an experimental project (grades 2-5), use this form to describe what you will do and use in your project. 
    If your project is not experimental (grades TK-3), use this form to describe what you will do and use in your project. 

    Project First Draft - Due March 27, 2017
    For experimental projects, use this form to describe the final versions of your problem, hypothesis, procedure and materials.
    This form is also where you describe the experimental data that you have collected. 
    If your project is not experimental, use this form to describe the final versions of your problem, procedure and materials.
    This form is also where you describe the model, collection, or demonstration you will present. 

    Conclusions First Draft - Due April 10, 2017
    Use this form to describe the conclusions that you draw for your project. 

    Completed Project Display Board - Due April 24, 2017
    Follow the project format guidelines for the construction of your project display board.
    Completed project display boards should be dropped off in the breezeway between the Office and Room 15.
    You may have received suggestions and feedback from the science fair committee on your first draft and conclusions. 
    Be sure to include any changes suggested by the committee in your completed project.