STEM & Science Fair
Walnut Acres STEM and Science Fair
February 13th, 2024
Dear Walnut Acres Families,
Get ready for the 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: A science project starts with a question that a student can answer with research and testing. Once the question has been established, the student needs to determine what experiment(s) or research needs to be done to answer the question. When designing the experiment, students need to make sure that there is only one variable that they are testing.
· 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. Identify a problem to solve or demonstrate how someone has solved a problem.
Parents, please note that children in Grades 4 and 5 may be involved in group projects coordinated by their respective science teachers. Check with your student's teacher to confirm if group projects are required. Students can also submit individual projects for the STEM and Science Fair for which they will have to fill in a separate entry form.
There are many sources of information for choosing and planning a project. Consider books in the Walnut Acres or science-related websites such as:
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.