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Science Fair! All ages

**Free**

Children are natural scientists! A science fair is an opportunity to share their discoveries.  We encourage all children to join this community event!

You are surrounded by science. Everything uses some form of science to make it work. Science is also asking questions and exploring answers. Children are natural scientists, observing, predicting and asking questions. A science project, simply put, is the process of asking a question you have about something you are interested in, hypothesizing (best guessing) what that might be, researching the information on that topic, experimenting, inventing, collecting or doing in-depth research, analyzing your results and coming to a conclusion. This is a great opportunity for you to share your interestswith your community and learn the process of the scientific method.

Optional Science Fair Projects

Collection (5 and 6 years old)

Collect and organize something of interest, answering questions related to observations made while exploring your world. Examples: What kinds of insects can be found in my backyard? How are shells different? How are rock shapes different?

Experiment (5 through 18 years old)

Conduct an experiment to find the answer to your question/problem. Use The Scientific Method to take you through the process of asking a question, doing some preliminary research, making a hypothesis (your best guess on how it will turn out), planning and conducting your experiment, and analyzing your results.

Invention (7 through 18 years old)

Everyone is an engineer! You can use science, math, and creativity to dream up and design an object or a process to solve a real life problem. Helpful steps can include: asking a question, brainstorming, planning, creating, testing, and modifying if you feel necessary.

Research Project (6 through 18 years)

Someone has already found the answer to your question/problem, and you will look for their answer/solution by conducting research of your choice which can include: reading books, talking to experts, and gathering information from other sources.

Display boards can vary. Participants may choose to purchase one at an educational supply store or use recycled cardboard. An attachment will be forwarded to participants via email that will include science fair guidance, resources and titles (problem, hypothesis, research, and conclusion) that can be printed or participates can create their own.

Another handout: Science Fair Info Part 2  & 3

http://www.meetup.com/GEEclasses/files/ 

The GEE! Science Fair will take place on May 9, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. This will be a day of fun and an opportunity to share your science project. On the day of the fair you will display your science project for your family, friends and community to see and you may also sign up at a particular time to talk about or demonstrate your project. If you need any help or have questions please feel free to drop by the Lighthouse Church in Long Beach between 12:10 and 12:40pm on the second Monday in March and the third Monday in April. Also, you may post any questions on the GEE! Website or email me at [masked].

This is your project, make it your own. Learning or reviewing the Scientific Method will be your road map to completing and reviewing your science project. It will help guide you through your project. The scientific method template is attached to help you organize your display board. Consider the following:

1.  I wonder (QUESTION/PROBLEM) – State the problem. Choose a topic in which you are interested in learning more about. 

2.  I found (RESEARCH) – Research, read, watch science videos, and contact resource people who may help. Incorporate prior knowledge.

3.  I think (HYPOTHESIS/PREDICTION) – Form a hypothesis as a one-sentence statement. The hypothesis is an educated guess (your best guess) or prediction based on your preliminary research.

4.  I did (EXPERIMENT or COLLECTION or INVENTION)

Keep the following in mind:

a.  Materials: Plan and collect the materials you will need. It is best to borrow, make, or use inexpensive materials.

b.  Procedure: Plan the steps of your experiment or invention carefully and proceed.

c.  Observe and record data: Plan how you will record your data. Record what happens during your experiment or format of your invention.

d.  Result: Summarize findings in the form of drawings, graphs or data tables. Write an explanation of your findings (younger scientists can ask parents for help).

5.  I reported (DOCUMENT i.e. pictures, video, report or graphs/tables or report)

6.  I learned (CONCLUSION) – The conclusion answers the hypothesis. What did you learn from your experiment or research

Helpful science fair websites:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

https://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/Getting-Started/idea-finder.html

All children will receive a participatory ribbon.

Our science teacher, Ms. Gabriela, will be leading the science fair! 



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  • Cheryl

    The science fair was great! It was wonderful to explore each individual project. Looking forward to doing it again!

    May 9, 2014

  • Ines E.

    It was a fantastic event! I hope we can make this happen again soon. Alba learned SO MUCH! :-)

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The kids were awesome..so fun

    May 9, 2014

  • Christie

    Great fair!!! So many creative projects!! Thanks Gaby! :)

    May 9, 2014

  • Cindy C

    Sorry I didn't leave the ribbons. I will give them to Ms. Gabriela and they can be picked up on Monday at Noon.

    May 9, 2014

  • Cindy C

    Thank you, Gabriela, for putting together such an amazing event! The kids did such wonderful work. I only got pics of a couple of projects so I hope others will upload what your child did. Thanks again!

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Kaitlyn had a GREAT time!

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Bonnie J.

    My kids are excited! Projects are ready, we will be there just before 1pm. They have a class until 12:30

    May 9, 2014

  • Casey D.

    Do they each have individual tables or shared? Do we decorate or bring table coverings?

    May 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Some projects can fit together on the same table and some need there own depending on size and if models, etc. are included. Projects will look nice on bare tables.

      May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be at the Lighthouse by 11:00 am for project drop off. For early drop off, contact Cindy or myself.
    For set-up please have all projects in no later than 12:45 pm. If your child would like to share their project with a group there will be a sign-in sheet at the entrance. I will use a train whistle when ready to share. Looking forward to seeing all the projects : ) Please post any other questions.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Ines E.

    How early can we bring in projects for set up?

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Joan H.

    I just realized that the Science Fair coincides with the campout at Refugio. My kids already have their projects going, and I'll encourage them to continue, but we won't be at the Fair. Have a great time!

    April 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks : )

      April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The science fair is two weeks away. If your child has decided not to bring a project this year please come and visit anyway : ) To help us get a count of projects so we can set-up accordingly, please RSVP yourself and the total number of your children who will bring project(s). If you have a date conflict and won't be able to attend please un-RSVP. More to come, thank you!

    April 25, 2014

  • Carlos Alberto A.

    Boomer! I just, realize Emiliano has school that day until 3:20. I can't believe I noticed it until now. So disappointed we won't be able to make it. Take lots of pictures, friends, please.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks for letting us know Carlos!

      April 25, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Can we please, please, please not turn the science fair into a food event? Lots of kids homeschool because of life threatening food allergies and have airborne reactions. A potluck would make this event unsafe. Thank you so much.

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      of course, no potluck.

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • Cheryl

      Thank you so much!

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    EXPERIMENT or COLLECTION or INVENTION or RESEARCH
    Please look at the Science Fair Info document part 3 for help. A potluck sounds like a great idea and if your family would like to participate please bring a dish. Henry with the Long Beach Beekeepers group will be bringing his knowledge about beekeeping and his bees. Feel free to invite family and friends to the fair and post any questions : )

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hypothesis - your best guess to the initial question. This last week my son changed his question completely while researching so he needs more time for a hypothesis as might be the case for some kids.

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This week is a good time for kids to research their science question/problem using multiple sources: books, internet, interviews, a field trip or visit, etc.

    March 25, 2014

  • Korena

    Sophies science project is "how deep is the ocean"

    March 16, 2014

  • Christie

    Hi Gaby-Jonas will be doing his science fair project on ant farm...how and why they dig tunnels...

    March 16, 2014

  • Count me i.

    Hi Gabriela this is Cheryl. Nat and I are traveling for 3 weeks and have been (& will be) unable to focus any attention on this --so our involvement is iffy. I understnd if you would like us to not participate since we can't be fully committed and/or meet the helpful deadlines you've set up. Maybe next year will work better for us! Otherwise, if you're ok with our late entry & iffy commitment level, we get back the second week of April and that is when I hope to take a look at the info & see if she can put together a project. I understand if that is too late. I just wanted to give you a head's up now before I'm off the computer for awhile. Sorry can't find your personal email address!

    March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Enjoy your road trip! Everything else will fall into place. Posting pacing suggestions so parents can guide the steps of the scientific method: #1 Question (I wonder?) #2 Research using books, internet, etc. (I looked) #3 Hypothesis/best guess (I think) and so on.

      1 · March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      please feel free to email me : ) [masked]

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The "Student Science Info part 3" packet is now available under files. Please let me know if you have any questions. Next Monday I will be available after 12:00 noon for kids who need help or have questions. I will also be available on the third Monday in April. I am requesting that all participants give me their science fair topic by mid-March as to avoid any project repeats to open it up for a nice variety : ) This will be handled in a first come basis. Thank you!

    1 · March 3, 2014

  • Melanie K.

    My kids would love to participate in this! Thanks Cindy for putting this together!

    February 20, 2014

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