Ardmore Elementary Annual Science Fair, April 24th, 2020

Sign-up for a Student Project by February 14th
to receive your free Project Board! This gives us
time to give you your presentation board,
so that you have plenty of time to work on your project
for the big day, on April 24th, 2020!
(information on projects below!)

Ardmore Elementary Science Fair Event Information

Join us for one of the most popular Ardmore events, the annual Science Fair! Students are encouraged to present a science experiment or project (more information below), and everyone is invited to come to the big event on Friday evening April 24th, from 6:00-8:30 pm. There will be hands-on activities for the whole family, including local scientist demonstrations, highschool robotic teams, the reptile man, and the Pacific Science Center. Last year’s event was epic, with over 600 visitors, and 100 student projects!

Bring your family and friends to enjoy:

  • Class and Student Projects¬†¬†
  • Soda Geyser Demonstrations
  • High School Robotic Demonstrations
  • Pacific Science Center Activities (during the school day and in the evening!)
  • …And so much more!

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Ardmore Elementary Student Science Fair Project Information

Ardmore Science Fair Student Project Registration Here

What are you curious about? Find a science or engineering topic that sparks your interest and do an experiment or project to share what you learn! Tri-fold display boards are provided free of charge, donated by the Ardmore PTSA. The boards will be color-coded by grade level for our viewing enjoyment!

The Science Fair Packet will help you to understand the scientific method and the engineering process and how to get started.

You can work on your project by yourself or with 1 partner. While parent/family involvement is welcomed, we strongly encourage students to do as much as possible on their own.

1. Please bring your tri-fold displays to school on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, the day before the Science Fair/STEM Night (Friday, April 24th, 2020).
2. Include your name and teacher on your display.

3. Students should plan to attend the evening of Science Fair/STEM Night and be ready to talk about their experiments to attendees during the period when they are with their projects. Parents can stand with their students if they choose.

4. Please do not bring live animals to school. Instead, take pictures of your experiment in progress.

5. All projects with liquids or other messy substances must be displayed on a tray. A towel or a roll of paper towels must be brought to the Science Fair, to be used for rapid clean up in case of a spill. These should be kept under the table under the science fair project.

You can think up your own project or get ideas from science books at home, the library, or online. The Family Connections Center also will have a menu of grade-appropriate projects. If you need help with your project at school, you can let us know on the sign-up form!

Here are some ideas to get you thinking: 

  • Create a sense box, place objects inside, can you feel them? What happens if you wear gloves? Can you feel the objects with your feet? Taste different foods with a blindfold on, what happens if you pinch your nose?
  • Can you find different shapes in nature? Draw or take photos of which shapes you find and where.
  • Can you sort buttons (or other objects) into sets? What do the objects in each set have in common? Can you sort them in other ways?
  • Collect a variety of containers, predict which will hold the most liquid and the least. Do you use more water taking a bath or a shower?
  • Can your friends correctly guess their own heights?
  • Do cut flowers really last longer when the flower freshness packet is added to the water?
  • How much sugar is in everyday foods and drinks?
  • Does changing the way a paper airplane is folded affect the distance it flies?
  • Does water with salt boil faster than plain water?
  • How does leaving out an ingredient affect the taste of a cookie?
  • Experiment with different objects to find out which ones sink or float. Find out what properties floating and sinking objects have.
  • Does it matter in which direction seeds are planted?
  • How can you demagnetize a magnet?
  • Which objects are good conductors or insulators of electricity?
  • Experiment with pH paper-saliva, drinking water, rainwater, skin, animal fur.

These great websites have great science project ideas (some by grade level): (science project ideas) (engineering project ideas)
Discovery Education
Science Buddies
Steve Spangler Science
PBS Kids Science
Kidz World
Neuroscience for Kids

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