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Albert Lea Science Fair. Grades 3 - 6. Important Dates. Science Fair – Saturday, February 23 Entry Forms Due – November 30 Approved Forms Returned – December 10 Deadline for Changes – January 4 Research Complete – January 11 * Data & Conclusion Complete - February 1*

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Albert lea science fair

Albert Lea Science Fair

Grades 3 - 6


Important dates

Important Dates

  • Science Fair – Saturday, February 23

  • Entry Forms Due – November 30

  • Approved Forms Returned – December 10

  • Deadline for Changes – January 4

  • Research Complete – January 11 *

  • Data & Conclusion Complete - February 1*

  • * Coordinator Checkpoint


Entry form

Entry Form

  • Contact Information – Legible, First and Last name

  • Testable Question – How does X affect Y? How does A compare to B? Can it be measured? (Grades 4 – 6)

  • Demonstration (3rd grade only)

  • Changes must be submitted by January 4


Getting started

Getting Started

  • Turn in entry form

  • Testable Question

  • Research – Keep track of sources

  • Form Hypothesis

  • Do experiment – keep track of materials used, procedure, and data

  • Form conclusion

  • Work on Report and Display Board


Example

Example


Science fair

Science Fair

  • Provide transportation for your student

  • Arrive and register at the mall early, judging begins at 9:00 am.

  • Provide a card table for your student

  • Avoid the area during judging

  • Awards are at 1:00


Judging

Judging

  • Judges are volunteers

  • School Staff

  • Community Members

  • High School Students

  • Students are judged by three people and their score is an average of the three scores.


Scoring

Scoring

  • Scientific Thought (Scientific Method)

  • Creative Ability (How unique or original)

  • Understanding (Research)

  • Clarity (Oral and written communication)

  • Dramatic Value (Display)

  • Technical Skill (Durability of display, etc.)

  • Each area earns 1 – 5 points

  • 45 – 50 = Trophy; 35 – 44 = Blue; Less= red


Award ceremony

Award Ceremony

  • Done by grade level, 3rd grade first

  • An MC will announce your student’s name and award

  • Students come to the stage to receive the award


Science museum

Science Museum

  • Must participate in the Science Fair

  • All day trip – Thursday, March 21

  • Chaperones are limited

  • Includes museum and Omni Theater (Tornado Alley Movie)


Science fair wiki

Science Fair Wiki

  • http://albertleasciencefair.wikispaces.com/

  • Handbook

  • Dates

  • Contact Information

  • Copies of entry form


Questions

Questions?

  • Erin Johnson – District Coordinator

  • [email protected]

  • 507-379-5257

  • Lakeview – Dawn Ware

  • Halverson – Robin Hundley

  • Hawthorne – Staci Busch

  • Sibley – Jackie Cromwell-Olson


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