Our school will be having a Science Fair! We hope that, with your enthusiastic encouragement, your student will participate in the fair by preparing a project. This will be an exciting experience for your child!
Although students receive help at school from teachers, parent support and assistance are essential to your child’s success. A general rule of thumb to go by is:
- 4th and 5th graders should be doing almost the entire science project by themselves
- 2nd and 3rd graders should be able to do many parts
- Kindergarteners and 1st graders will need help for most of the project
We are confident the following benefits will result from your child ‘s participation in the Science Fair:
- Reinforcement of grade level science, literacy and math skills
- Fostering curiosity, awareness, and creativity
- Increased scientific knowledge
- Learning research techniques
- Growth in ability to work independently
- Having fun with science!
In addition to the opportunity to work on a project, the Science Fair provides students with an increased awareness of science an opportunity to develop positive attitudes about themselves and their work. The science project allows children to use critical thinking and problem solving skills learned in science and in math.
Objectives of HILA Science Fair
- To emphasize and support state science standards and literacy skill’s.
- To provide a focus for students to apply skills and concepts learned in science, art, computer science, mathematics, reading and language arts.
- To help students develop self-reliance, organizational skills, and productive work habits.
- To provide our schools and community with the opportunity to recognize and encourage student interest in science.
Helping Students Choose an ORIGINAL Project Topic
Getting Started: Where do you go to get ideas?
Personal Interests – sports, hobbies, music, sources of products, realism (?) of TV, social interactions, environmentalism, entertainment, developing new products Science Journals, Periodicals Textbooks Students Have Now
Personal Experience – travel, observations of events, chores, study habits, physical activities, health, visits to zoos, museums, or professional offices
Advertisement – proving advertisers’ product claims, fact vs. opinion, testing new products
Current Events and News – social issues, discoveries, natural disasters, conservation, national/personal security
Family - heredity, nutrition, parent/relative professions
- Project Approval form turn in: October 22, 2012.
- Begin research after approval from classroom teacher. Oct. 26, 2012
- Nov. 27, 2012- Bring Finished project to school
- Final Due Date (All Grades): November 26, 2012.