Science Fair

Patsy Sommer Elementary

Thank you for visiting the Patsy Sommer Science Fair Website!

Science Fair is OPTIONAL for all grades K – 5. However, only students in grades 3-5 who place and receive a notification letter at the school fair will be eligible to participate in the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair.

***Due to Austin Energy Regional rules- Kinder, First and Second Grade students will only be able to share their projects with their classmates, and projects will be on display at the school wide science fair night. K, 1, 2 should NOT register online.***

Please look at the tabs in the upper right hand corner of this website for more useful information to help your child's project.

3rd - 5th Grades:

In order for your child to participate you must make sure students:

1) Print and fill out the Media Release and Project Research Form that you will find on the "Important Information" link to the right. TAPE these to the back of your child's project.

2) Bring the project to school by Friday, January 19.

Important Dates:

December 7, 2017

Science Fair Research night in library (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

January 19, 2018

All projects due in school. Please make the following is on the back of the project:

1) Child's name

2) Classroom teacher's name

3) Grade level

4) Type of Project is listed on the back of the board (collection, experiment, exhibit).

5) Tape the Media Release and Project Research Form on the back of your child's project).

Drop project off in your teacher's classroom. Students will share projects with their classmates on January 22.

**Students (or teachers) in Grades 3-5 bring their projects to the library for judging by 3:00 p.m.

January 22, 2018

Judging will take place at school. Only the top 18 projects from grades 3-5 will advance to the Regional Science Fair. Teachers of students in K-2nd grade drop projects off for display during science fair night by 3:00 p.m. on January 22.

January 22, 2018

Family Science Night 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the library. All projects (K-5) will be on display. Finalists will have a special certificate on their project board and a list of necessary items to turn in to go to regional fair.

Finalists must turn in all required forms to the school office.

February 24, 2018

Austin Energy Regional Science Fair for grades 3 – 5 qualifying participants. Students will be contacted by school's science fair team. (Projects must be registered through school only).

Volunteer opportunity: If you or someone you know (Co-workers, grandparents, college age siblings) are interested in volunteering to judge on January 22, please contact Thanks!