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Walnut Acres STEM & Science Fair, February 7th, 2019


Get ready for the 2019 STEM and Science Fair!  Walnut Acres students in 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 interests them.  Through their projects,                                                                                  students discover science is all around them.

All children in Grades 4 and 5 will be involved in group projects coordinated by their respective science teachers.  For group projects they will be filling in their entry forms in their classrooms.  However, they can also submit individual projects for STEM Science Fair.

      This year the 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.  

Projects will be judged according to the project guidelines and judges standards.  

           The applications, Guidelines and Student Handbook, and Tips documents are at the bottom                        of this page. Questions? Contact Faye Mettler at                                                   

We would like to thank Kathy Vendel for her sponsorship of the Stem and Science Fair this year!

2019 Science Fair Schedule

Friday, January 11th

Entry forms due!  Complete your Science or Engineering Project Form.

Send your form to or  and drop it in the Science Fair box in the office

Wednesday, February 6th

Deliver and set-up projects in the MUR (8:00-9:00, and 6:30-7:30 pm)

Thursday, February 7st


Judges talk with each student and assess projects (8:00am -12:00 noon)         
Classes view projects (12:30-2:30 pm)
FAMILY OPEN HOUSE (2:30-4:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm)

Friday, February 8th

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

Projects must be taken home (2:30-3:30 pm)

 Saturday, March 10th

Annual MDUSD Elementary STEM Showcase (9 to 11 AM)


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

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