Mill Creek Elementary Science Fair
Register to participate.
All young scientists in grades three through six wishing to display a project at the fair must register in advance through this online form. We strongly encourage early registration in order to reserve your space. Final registration deadline is March 30. If you do not register through this site by this date, we can not guarantee a spot to display your work or an award certificate.
Projects should be student driven.
Project ideas should come from the students and the project should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially young kids, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that the kids be able to call the project their own.
Working with someone else.
You may work on your project independently, or you may optionally work with a partner who is also a student at Mill Creek Elementary, for example, a classmate or a sibling. Small groups are welcome!
Need help choosing a topic?
When it comes to choosing a topic, the sky is the limit! What have you wondered about? The best topics come from your own genuine curiosity about how something works, or why something is the way that it is. But if you have trouble thinking of something on your own, the internet is full of resources to help you choose a topic. Keep in mind that no live animals and/or dangerous/hazardous materials may be used. There will not be access to electrical outlets either.
Judging and awards.
Our science fair is non-competitive, as our goal is simply to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. Each participant will have an opportunity to briefly present their project to a judge and they will each receive a certificate.
Submit your photos!
During the evening of the science fair, we will be displaying a slide show of photos taken by you! So parents -- while your young scientist is busy conducting that wild experiment, sneak out your digital camera and capture some shots. Then upload them here by April 20, so we can include them in the slide show. Note: Not all submissions may be included in the show.
Science Fair display boards are not available through this website and will not be provided to you. Please check your local stores, WalMart, Target, AC Moore, etc., for supplies. You don't need to spend a lot of money to make a great presentation, but we strongly recommend purchasing a display board.
A big event like the science fair wouldn't be possible without the help of numerous volunteers. We have all kinds of different jobs to be done, so if think you can spare an hour or two, we would love your help. Parent volunteers must have clearances on file. See Mill Creek's PTC page for more information for clearances: http://emerson.btsd.us/for_parents/p_t_c/. Please contact Mrs. Acker, Ms. Blanchard, or Mrs. Collins at email@example.com and sign up now!
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