Any student at Drew Model School is allowed to participate in the Science Fair each year. Participation in the Science Fair is optional for Primary, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students. However, participation in the Science Fair is required for all Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students. Students must work on their Science Fair Project outside of school, though they may get help from their teacher, Mrs. Mendolia. The first step for everystudent is identifying a problem you have to solve or a theory you want to investigate. Then, using the scientific method, students generate a hypothesis, outline a procedure to test their hypothesis, conduct the experiment and report their observations andresults.Large Science Fair Packets will be coming home with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, since all Science Fair projects are mandatory for these grades. Information for the rest of the school will follow.
The 2015-2016 Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 21st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in Drew’s multipurpose room (cafeteria). If you arrive at Drew on that day before 4pm, you need to park on the street so that you do not block dismissal/buses. Please refer to the navigational links on the left side of the page for further guidance and details with your child’s Science Fair Project.
Presentation Guidelines for Science Fair
- Display Board: You need to prepare a display board to communicate your work to others. In most cases you will use a standard, three-panel display board that unfolds to be 36″ tall by 48″ wide.
- Sections on Display Board: The display board must include Project Title (including Student Name, Grade, Teacher), Purpose, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Results, and Conclusion. These sections do not need to be typed and can be handwritten by the child. The sections may be arranged in any order or combination, allowing students to be creative in their presentation.
- Project Viewing: Administrators and staff will view projects in the multipurpose room (cafeteria) between 4:00pm and 5:30pm on January 21, 2016. Students are encouraged to stand with their project if they are able but it is not a requirement. Any recognition or notes will be attached to projects before 5:30pm. Any projects left behind will be placed on the stage in the multipurpose room (cafeteria) to be collected the following day.