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KDM Science Fair!. Elementary Science Fair Anyone in 4 th and 5 th grade can participate !. Chester County Science Research Competition – Jonas Salk Fair for 4 th -5 th graders Top 10 projects from each Elementary School (Five from 4 th and Five from 5 th ) will advance on to this level.

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Elementary Science Fair

  • Anyone in 4th and 5th grade can participate!

Chester County Science Research Competition – Jonas Salk Fair for 4th-5thgraders

  • Top 10 projects from each Elementary School (Five from 4th and Five from 5th) will advance on to this level.
  • Only one “Team” project from a grade level may advance on to Chester County
what is science research
What is Science Research?
  • Science research is an opportunity for you to investigate an idea that you find interesting.
  • You can use books, internet, encyclopedias, parents, teachers, scientists, etc.
topic ideas

Topic Ideas

Behavioral and Social Science:

Human and animal behavior, social and community relationships


Study of plant life


Study of nature and composition of matter and laws governing it

Plastics, fuels, pesticides, soil chemistry, etc.

more project categories
More Project Categories

Computer Science

Study and development of computer hardware, software engineering, Internet networking and communications, graphics (including human interface)

Consumer Science

Research normal use of products including product testing and comparison.

Study human preferences.

Earth and Space Science

Geology, oceanography, meteorology, geography, astronomy, planetary science, etc.


Technology; manufacturing and practical uses

mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical, photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and refrigerating, transportation,, etc.

Environmental Science

Study of pollution (air, water, and land) sources and their control; ecology

and more
And More!


Various numerical and algebraic computations,

Calculus, geometry, number theory, statistics, probability

Medicine and Health

Study of diseases and health of humans and animals


Theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matter


Study of animals


Projects will be team projects if completed as a team, no matter what category area they fall in from above.

Two or Three Teammates may work together.

how do i develop my idea into an experiment
How Do I Develop My Idea into an Experiment?
  • After you have learned (researched) everything you can about your project idea, try to think of a way to express your question as a statement that describes what you think will happen. I believe…
  • This is your hypothesis!
keeping a log book
Keeping a Log Book
  • One of your most valuable pieces of work resulting from your science fair project will be your log book or journal.
  • This is a day by day record of what you do.
  • Be sure to include dates, observations and your thoughts in each entry.
sharing your project
Sharing Your Project
  • Your science fair project is an opportunity for you to share the results of your experiment with classmates, adults, and other people interested in your research.
  • Organize your science fair board in a logical way. Check carefully for spelling and grammar errors. Be sure to include graphs, charts and pictures.
how does a great science fair project look
How Does a Great Science Fair Project Look?
  • An outstanding science fair project is neat and well organized.
what to do now
What to do now!

1. Fill out the Research Plan.

2. Fill in the highlighted paper work and get a parent signature.

Any questions?Contact Ms. Quinn-Kerins5th Grade Teacher K. D. Markley Elementary Schoolkquinnkerins@gvsd.org610-889-1620 ext.1406