Science & Engineering Fair

sciencefairartHeld in the Spring each year, the annual DES Science  & Engineering Fair features students in Grades 3-5.
The projects are set up in the Media Center and are judged by volunteer guest judges.

    • Science projects must follow the scientific method and will be judged according to each step you take.  Take a close look at the Science Research Project Evaluation Form so you will not miss any critical steps like data, graphs, etc.  Your experiment should propose a question and test a hypothesis – it is not a model or demonstration.  A great resource is www.sciencebuddies.org.    
    • Engineering projects must follow the engineering design process.  The engineering design process is a series of steps to come up with a solution to a problem.  Often this involves designing (and re-designing) a product to accomplish the task.  Take a close look at the Engineering Project Evaluation Form so you will not miss any critical steps.  A great resource is: www.eie.org/overview/engineering-design-process.

Here are all the dates for the 2019/2020 Science & Engineering Fair:

Wed, Nov 21: 6:00 p.m. OPTIONAL Information Night. Teachers will provide an overview. Safety forms may be submitted if approved by a teacher that night.

Thu, Dec 5: Pre-registration deadline. Optional only for students who want to get started early.

Fri, Dec 13: 8:15 am. OPTIONAL Before School Help Session. Focus on developing a good question, understanding variables, following the correct process.

Tue, Dec 17: 4:00-5:15 pm. OPTIONAL After School Help Session. Same focus as above.

Thu, Jan 9: REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Fri, Jan 17: 8:15 am. OPTIONAL Before School Help Session. Focus on running experiments, logging data.

Tue, Jan 21: 4:00-5:15 pm. OPTIONAL After School Help Session. Same focus as above.

Fri, Feb 7: 8:15 am. OPTIONAL Before School Help Session. Focus on analysis, graphs, conclusion, board presentation.

Tue, Feb 11: 4:00-5:15 pm. OPTIONAL After School Help Session. Same focus as above.

Wed, Mar 4: 9:00-9:30 am. DROP OFF PROJECTS

Thu, Mar 5: 9:45-12:00 JUDGING. Students will be pulled from normal classes to present projects and answer questions. Winners will be named during afternoon announcements

Fri, Mar 6: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Open House for Family and Friends
6:00-6:15 3rd graders will present projects
6:15-6:30 4th graders will present projects
6:30-6:45 5th graders will present projects
Please stay for Candy Bar Bingo in the cafeteria!

Mon, Mar 9: All remaining projects must be removed from the Media Center
** RSVPs encouraged for all help sessions. Email: GatorScienceFair@gmail.com **

Here are the previous school year’s (2019) forms & fliers:

Contact Information:

PTO Chairperson:
Lorianne Moss
Faculty Chairperson:
TBA
Dates & Times:
The Science Fair takes place in March
Eligibility:
All students in Grades 3-5 are welcome to take part in the Science & Engineering Fair.
Individual teachers have varying expectations for participation, so ask your students’ teacher for more details if you are interested.

rev date 11/19/19 (cf)

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