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The Bergens Science Fair 2018

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Welcome!

It’s time for another exciting Science Fair at the Bergens!!  Last year’s fair engaged a record number of young scientists and we hope at least as many return for another year of fun and learning!


Registration for the 2018 Science Fair begins today, December 8, 2017, and will remain open until January 15th, 2018.  All students who wish to enter the Fair, including 5th graders, need to go the Bergen’s website and register online.  As 5th graders know, they are required to complete a science experiment as part of their science curriculum.  They are not required however to enter the Fair.


What you should do now


  1. Choose a general area of interest, do a little research, and choose a scientific area in which you want to enter the Science Fair (see back of this flyer).  


  1. Register for the Fair.  You do not need to have the project completely designed to register, however you do need to register for one of the eleven categories (see back of this flyer).  You may not change categories once registered.


  1. Do more research, formulate a research question, and design an experiment.  


  1. Download the Science Fair information packet.  This packet can be used as a guide for your experiment.


  1. Download the judging sheets.  This can be used as a checklist for your experiment, poster, and notebook.

    Demonstrative Judging Form: K - 1st graders

    Testable Judging Form: K - 5th graders

    Oral Interview: 4th - 5th graders


  1. Follow the timeline below, paying particular attention to deadlines for registration, poster board orders, and project drop off/pick up.


  1. Parents: remember that there is a fine line between helping with your child’s project and doing it for them.  Your child will get the most out of the experience if they are allowed to do most of it themselves!


  1. Have fun!!



Sincerely,


The Bergens Science Fair 2018 Chairs

Laurie Johnson & Peggy Johnson

bergenssciencefair@gmail.com

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Bergens Science Fair - February 5-8, 2018


Timeline

Dec 8, 2017

Online registration and poster board sales begin

Jan 15

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND ORDERING POSTER BOARDS, 4 p.m. Late registrations and orders will not be accepted.  Once registered, you may not change the category of your project. One entry per student is allowed.

Jan 18 and 19

Pick up poster boards at Meadow or Valley 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 2

Look for project ID labels in your Friday Folders.  Follow instructions to attach labels to poster board, notebook, and student involvement sheet.

February 5

Project drop-off at Bergen Valley, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 6 & Feb. 7

Project judging. Oral Interviews - Division 3 (Grades 4 & 5)

Feb 8

Public viewing until 5:30 p.m. Non-winning projects may be taken home after 5:30 p.m.

Feb 9

Pick up projects from Valley 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Winning projects are entered at Mountain Area Science Fair (MASF)

Feb 10

MASF public viewing, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Divisions - Individual projects only, no partner or team projects

Division

Grades

Project Types

MASF Eligibility

1

K & 1

Testable experiment or research/demonstration

Not eligible for MASF

2

2 & 3

Testable experiment only

Winner in each category advances to MASF

3

4 & 5

Testable experiment only, oral interviews required

Winner in each category advances to MASF


Categories

1. Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics

4. Earth/Environmental

7. Material Science

10. Structures

2. Botany

5. Electricity/Magnetism

8. Microbiology

11. Zoology

3. Chemistry

6. Human Body/Health

9. Physics



Registration information for 5th Graders

  • A science project is required as part of the 5th grade curriculum.

  • 5TH GRADERS WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE SCIENCE FAIR. You must register online if you want your project to be entered in the fair.


Interview information for 4th & 5th Graders

  • Oral Interviews will take place during school on February 6 & 7..

  • If there are a large number of entries in any one category, oral interviews may also need to be conducted after school on February 6.  We cannot schedule interviews around requests for after-school schedules.  Please be prepared to clear your child’s schedule on February 6th, if it becomes necessary.