This year the EAS Science Fair will be taking on a new name, STEM Fair, to reflect the connection between science, technology, engineering and math. Stuents in Grades 4 and 5 have the opportunity to show off their STEM skills to earn a participation ribbon. We hope you agree that the educational benefits are numerous, as students develop skills in writing, oral presentation, creative thinking, and problem solving. Students may work together on a project but each student should create their own display to ensure fair participation. Ample time has been scheduled and work has been spread out, so students can complete the work at a comfortable pace.
The project must be experimental in nature as opposed to research oriented. In other words, students must do a test, survey, or experiment to determine the answer to their question instead of just googling it. Tri-fold boards will be provided to display discoveries at the Fair.
We ask that you encourage your child and monitor his/her progress along the way. Your support is key to a successful project, guiding your child whenever and wherever you can, as your child wrestles with problems and tries to solve them. Unlike other STEM fairs, this one will not be for a grade or a prize, but consider this an adventure the whole family can go on.
Students in Grades K-3 will participate in a class science investigation during school. Class discoveries will be displayed at the Fair.
Shana Ponna, PreK-5 Science Specialist