2020 Science Fair REVIEW THE MATERIAL BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
Registration Due February 20, 2020 3:15pm
Science Fair is February 27th 9am-12pm
A separate registration is needed for each project, partners only need to register ONCE.
All SSKY Students are encouraged to participate in the 2020 Science Fair, but participation is not required to enjoy the projects at STEAM NIGHT!
DEADLINES K-6th graders, please fill out this form by February 20th 3:15pm Arizona Time. A project entry fee of $5 (five dollars) is also required to reserve your space. DO NOT REGISTER LATE!
Unless otherwise directed by your teacher, all K-6TH will bring completed projects to the library on February 27th before school. All projects may be taken home after STEAMNight.
GROUPS – We recognize that science is a collaboration and that many Sonoran Sky teachers have allowed pairs of students to work together on science fair projects. If you and your partner would like to enter the Science Fair, please do so! Include the second child’s name and contact info in the description section. Partners must be in the same grade level. Partners will be judged using the same rubric and given the same amount of time to present as individual projects.
PARENTS – Encourage your child to lead the project and do as much of the work as possible by themselves. When your child works on a science project, she is putting the scientific method into action and learning more about how to actively understand the world around her. Younger students will need more guidance and direction. Older students should be able to complete their projects with minimal adult assistance. Following the honor system, our judges will assume that work presented for judging is the work of the student, with only necessary assistance from adults. The following guidelines can help you support your child during the process.
FINAL NOTE REGARDING JUDGING – Students will be judged by a group of judges using the provided rubric provided. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be determined based on total scores from all participating judges. Individual judges’ score sheets and final scores will not be shared with students or their parents. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced at STEAMNight. All judges’ decisions are final.
5th and 6th Grade entries MUST identify the category they are participating in. Please choose from the following:
?Animal Science ?Behavioral & Social Science ?Cellular & Molecular Biology ?Chemistry ?Computer Science ? Earth & Planetary Science ? Engineering ? Environmental Sciences
? Mathematics ?Medicine & Health Science ? Physics & Astronomy ? Plant Sciences
ANIMAL SCIENCES Study of animals and animal life, including their structure, function, life history, interactions, classification, and evolution.
BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals in their
interactions with the environment studied through observational and experimental methods.
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The study of the structure and formation of cells.
CHEMISTRY The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter.
COMPUTER SCIENCE The study of information processes, the structures and procedures that represent processes, and their implementation in information processing systems. It includes systems analysis and design, application and system software design, programming, and datacenter operations.
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE The study of sciences related to the planet Earth (Geology, mineralogy, physiography,
oceanography, meteorology, climatology, speleology, seismology, geography, atmospheric sciences, etc.)
ENGINEERING The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, processes, machines and systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES The analysis of existing conditions of the environment.
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. The deductive study of numbers, geometry, and various abstract constructs, or structures.
MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES The science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Physics is the science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two. Astronomy is the
study of anything in the universe beyond the Earth.
PLANT SCIENCES Study of plant life, including their structure and function, life history, growth, interactions with
other plants and animals, classification, and evolution.
Late entries will not be accepted. The Science Fair Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.