South School Science Fair

This year we're going virtual!

The annual South School Science Fair is coming soon! This year we’re going virtual! The Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience, discover, and have fun with the exciting worlds of science, technology, engineering & math. It allows our South School Scientists to demonstrate their interests with their teachers, parents, principal, and fellow students!

This web page is your one stop shop with all necessary information including: guidelines for participation, an example science project, available resources, and how to register (with the registration deadline of TBD). Should you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact the Science Fair Committee!

  

Science Fair Calendar - Key Dates and Resources

UPLOAD VIDEO BY         April 30th                     
PLACE             Make a 3min FlipGrid (details follow April 15th)
REGISTER BY APRIL 9 at : https://bit.ly/south-science-registration        
WATCH PARTY        Date will be send out closer to the time

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2021 VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR CLASSROOM PRESENTATION  SLIDES

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2021 VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR FLYER

  

​Some Ideas to Get You Started:

  • Ask a question or think of a problem - HINT: This might be the hardest part of the project! Find some examples on the back.

  • Make a prediction or think of a solution

  • Gather materials

  • Plan a procedure or test your solution

  • Gather data, record results, take photographs, make videos

  • Document your conclusions. You can use a Tri-fold Project board or create a Google Slide presentation

  • Make a 2-5min Flipgrid presenting your findings (target 3min)

  

The Science Buddies Channel on YouTube is a great resource for teachers, kids and parents to get ideas for Science Fair Projects

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceBuddiesTV/videos 


 

There’s a large selection of Science Fair themed videos and Science Projects on YouTube Kids:

 

https://www.youtubekids.com/search?q=science+fair+projects

 

Here are some ideas of questions you could try to answer 

  • Which paper towel brand is the strongest?

  • What level of salt works best to hatch brine shrimp?

  • What is the best way to keep an ice cube from melting?

  • Can plants grow in pots if they are sideways or upside down, why?

  • How much weight can the surface tension of water hold?

  • What is the effect of salt on the boiling temperature of water?

  • Which fruit or vegetable is producing the highest Voltage (Lemon, Potato, etc. Battery….)?

  • How can I light up a model house (Lego or Cardboard) without using a battery pack or an outlet?

  • How can I power my Lego car without using a battery?

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