SCIENCE DAY INFORMATION AND RULES
- We expect kid-quality projects only. Parent support is great (and may be necessary for younger students), but students should take the lead. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Projects do not have to work perfectly. Sometimes we learn more when things don’t work out! It’s the idea and process that counts, so please bring your project even if it didn’t work the way you thought it would.
- If you choose to use a poster board, you can use words, drawings or photos. Short and simple is best – it will help you explain your project to the other students! To keep it easy, you will be provided a poster board after registration closes. Get some examples, watch how-to videos, and browse tips to make your display awesome at Science Buddies.
- Students can work alone or in teams. Team members can be in different grades.
- Projects can be inventions (a new gadget to solve a problem), displays (show off something science-y you think is cool) or question-hypothesis-experiment-conclusion investigations (guess how something works, try it out and see what happens). Not sure what to do? Check out the idea list or ideas provided by these online resources!
- Parent volunteers are introducing students to this event with experiments in the classroom the week of 2/27. Ask your kids about it!
- Experiments that need to be done over multiple days are OK. Take photos along the way and show off your results at Science Day!
- Each project needs to fit on a 2’ x 3’ table space and have a kid-quality poster explaining what you did and the science behind it. You can use words, drawings or photos. Do not get hung up on the quality of the poster. Short and simple is best – it will help you explain your project to the other students! To keep it easy, you will be provided a poster board after registration closes. Get some examples, watch how-to videos, and browse tips to make your display awesome at Science Buddies.
- Students are encouraged to create a short video and upload to Flipgrid by April 1st so that friends and family can view their project. Videos will remain on Flipgrid until the end of April.
- Be sure to include your name(s), grade(s), and teacher(s) on the back of your poster. We may have a photographer at the event and it is best if student names do not appear in the photographs.
- Electrical outlets are limited, and not guaranteed. Let us know right away if your project needs one.
- Safety is the highest priority! Please make sure that your project is safe. We need to ensure the safety of the gym floor too – please ensure all materials are non-toxic, non-staining and non-corrosive. No dry ice is permitted. Nothing explosive please! Participants with projects that appear unsafe will be asked to remove their experiments.
- If your experiment is messy, please bring the appropriate supplies to keep the area clean and safe, especially for any spills on the floor.
- Students are encouraged to be creative and use common household and upcycled materials. Batteries are allowed, but gas, propane and latex is not allowed. Food may be part of the project (no nuts are permitted at the event).
- The gadget or experiment may not be harmful to any living thing. No live animals will be allowed at Science Day.
- Project set-up time will be at 1:15 pm on April 2 at Bowen. More details will be emailed to parents of registered students the week prior to the event.
- Have fun!
ALL YOU NEED TO GET STARTED ON SCIENCE DAY