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Walnut Acres STEM and Science Fair

Thursday, February 6, 2020


Congratulations to all our Walnut Acres scientists who participated in the STEM and Science Fair. There was a vast array of experiments, inventions, models and demonstrations to enjoy Thursday night at the Open House. Student Council also hosted a baked goods fundraiser during the Science fair event.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as honorable mentions were announced to the school, and you can view the winners at: 2020 STEM and Science Fair Winners!

BIG thank you to Carollo Engineers Inc who served as the judges for the Science Fair 3rd, 4th and 5th grade projects. Their time spent with the students during the judging interview process was invaluable. Recognition also to the parents who volunteered their time with judging TK/K, 1st and 2nd grade projects, classroom runner, set up, break down and general logistics to help make the 2020 STEM and Science Fair a tremendous success. Great job to all - keep being curious!

 

 

Have a great science morning!

DISTRICT STEM SHOWCASE

Date: Saturday March 21st, 9 - 11am

All students are welcome to walk through the displays at Willow Creek Center. A good opportunity to see science exploration from other schools in the District. Students representing Walnut Acres at the Showcase are the 3rd grade 1st and 2nd place winners; 4th grade 1st place group invention winners along with 4th grade 1st place individual winner.  Also represented at the Showcase the 5th grade 1st place winner and 1st place winning group for the Chariot Challenge.

Location:

Willow Creek Center  

1026 Mohr Lane, Concord



PROJECT ENTRY FORMS DUE JANUARY 16th!  CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM


Dear Walnut Acres Families,

 

Get ready for the 2020 STEM and Science Fair!  Walnut Acres students, grades K-5, are encouraged to think like young scientists and submit a project in any science-related or engineering field.  Projects can be as varied as their interests: sports, music, art, rocketry, animals, psychology, food, computers, the environment or whatever intrigues them. Through their projects, students discover the exciting world of science and learn the basics of scientific exploration.

 

PROJECTS ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO TYPES:

·       Science Experiment: This is an experimental type of Science Inquiry project. It uses elements of Science and Engineering Practices, to carry out an experiment and test an idea.

·       Engineering Design: The use of scientific principles and the demonstration of creativity and ingenuity to overcome a real-world problem or show a better way of doing something.

 

Parents, please note that all children in Grades 4 and 5 will be involved in group projects coordinated by their respective science teachers.  Students can also submit individual projects for the STEM and Science Fair for which they will have to fill in a separate entry form.

 

RESOURCES:

There are many sources of information for choosing and planning a project. Consider books in the Walnut Acres or science-related websites such as:

https://www.mdusd.org/elementaryscience

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method

 

RECOGNITION PROCESS:

All students submitting a project will receive a participation ribbon.  1st-3rd place winners will be chosen from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  Honorable Mention awards may also be given in these grades.  First place winners from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will represent our school at the Mount Diablo Unified School District Elementary STEM Showcase Fair.

 

Science Fair 2020 Schedule

Thursday, January 16th

Entry forms due!  Send your form to sciencefair@walnutacrespfc.net and/or drop it in the Science Fair box in the office

Wednesday, February 5th

Deliver and set-up projects in the MUR (11:30am -1:30pm & 6:30-7:30pm)

Thursday, February 6th

STEM and SCIENCE FAIR DAY

• Judges talk with each student and assess projects (8:00am -12:00 noon)

• FAMILY OPEN HOUSE (6:30-8:00pm)

Friday, February 7th

Classes view projects (8:00am-2:30 pm)

Projects must be taken home (2:30-5:30 pm)

Saturday, March 21th

Annual MDUSD Elementary STEM Fair (9:00-11:00am)

Questions?  Please visit  http://www.walnutacrespfc.net/activities/science-fair

or e-mail Faye Mettler mettlerf@mdusd.org

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