Friday, October 2, 2009

Science Fair!

Two weeks until the science fair!

On Friday, October 16, 2009 we will be hosting a Homeschool Science Fair at Star of Bethlehem Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We invite all homeschoolers in our area to come out and participate! Set up will begin at 6:00 pm and the judging will begin at 7:00pm.

All participants must register to participate. Participation is FREE. We need everyone to register so that we set up enough tables for everyone prior to the event. We will also have participation ribbons and ribbons for placing in the Science Fair. We want all participants to receive a ribbon, so please help ensure that we have enough ribbons by registering! To register, please send an email to: Subject: Science Fair. Please include number of children participating and ages.

Children of all ages are welcome to enter a science fair project. Projects will be judged based on the use of the Scientific Method. Projects that do not follow the use of the Scientific Method may be entered, but keep in mind that judging will be based on the student's ability to use the scientific method. Simple projects that adhere to the Scientific Method are encouraged. The purpose of the Science Fair is for kids to have fun while learning about the Scientific Method and how to implement it.

There will be several categories (not yet determined) and/or age groups, so younger children will not be competing against older children.

The Scientific Method:

1. Define the question or problem.
2. Collect data through research.
3. Formulate a hypothesis.
4. Experiment using a control and a variable group.
5. Express a conclusion that supports or rejects the hypothesis.
6. Share your data through written compositions and verbal reports.

The hyperlink in the text above also gives more in-depth information about the Scientific Method and includes project ideas.

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