Science & Engineering Fair
All young scientists are encouraged to participate in this great program by working on a science project at home and displaying it proudly at Meridian Elementray PTSA Science Fair for all to see.
Meridian Elementary students wishing to display a project at the fair must register in advance by completing the science fair entry form and submitting it to the office. Project ideas should come from the student and the project should be driven by the student. Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For younger students, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that the student be able to call the project their own.
Each student is given time to set up their projects at the end of the school day on the day of the fair. Students and their families are then invited back to school that night for the judging (which includes an oral presentation of their project to the judges) as well as food and drink. All who participate are recognized at a brief ceremony at the conclusion of the fair.
Does your student need help choosing a topic?
When it comes to choosing a topic, the sky is the limit! What has your student wondered about? The best topics come from their own genuine curiosity about how something works, or why something is the way that it is. But if they have trouble thinking of something on their own, the internet is full of resources to help them choose a topic. Science Fair books and other science reference books are available from the King County Library System or bookstores.
More questions regarding this fun program? Email the Science Fair Chair firstname.lastname@example.org