Alameda Science Fair
The Alameda PTA is proud to hold the 2020 Science Fair for all Alameda students (K-5). This event provides our students with an opportunity to nurture their natural curiosity about the world around them, develop critical thinking skills as they learn the basics of the scientific method, and gain valuable experience participating in science fairs in a friendly, supportive setting.
In addition to the evening event for families, the science fair projects are displayed during the day in the cafetorium so that teachers may bring their students through to see the wide range of their classmates’ projects. On the night of the event, judges with scientific backgrounds visit each project to talk with the students about their work. Each student receives an evaluation form and an award for participation.
Preparing for the 2020 Science Fair
How to Enter a Project
All students (K-5) are welcome to participate individually or as a team. To enter a project in the Alameda Science Fair, complete the online registration form by Friday, May 15th.
Project Drop off
Student projects will be on display all day on May 19th in the cafetorium. Each class will have the opportunity to view the Science Fair that day. Projects must be turned in by the morning of May 19th. Students may drop off their projects in the cafetorium at one of two times:
- May 18th between 5:00-7:00 p.m., or
- May 19th between 7:00-8:45 a.m.
- Each project should be clearly labeled with student’s name, grade, and project title
- Projects should be able to stand alone on a cafeteria table
- Tri-fold boards work well (available at Fred Meyer and Target)
- Preferable size is 32 inches in height, 48 inches wide
- Visuals such as photos, drawings, charts and graphs are encouraged
Students should choose a project they find interesting. The project should be designed to test a specific hypothesis and the problem should be addressed experimentally using the scientific method.
- How long does it take a pinto bean to begin growing?
- What type of paper makes the best paper airplane?
- What is the best insulator to keep water hot?
Keep safety in mind!
- No food sampling on school property
- No animals on school property
- No combustible materials, sharp items, hazardous chemicals or other dangerous items
For more ideas and information on science fair projects, check out the school and local libraries! There are also many excellent resources online.
If you have any questions, please contact your Science Fair Coordinator Erin Jaurigue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and happy experimenting!