Science Fair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laurel Mountain will hold our school's Science Fair this year on January 17th, 2019. All students in grades Kinder-5th grade are encouraged to participate. Students can do one of the following for the Science Fair:
  • Experiment using the steps of the scientific method to answer a question to which you do not know the answer without testing.
  • Display to show how or why something works the way it does.
 
We need volunteers to help out at this year's Science Fair. Volunteer sign up coming soon. 
 

5th grade participants can only do an experiment, not a display. It is recommended that 4th grade participants do an experiment.

 

The Science Fair fee provides for the student with a display board for use at the Science Fair. All research and work on science fair projects is done at home with parent supervision.

Students can do an individual project or group project (no more than 2 members/group). Please remind your child of these rules:
  • Projects that involve growing any mold or bacteria are NOT ALLOWED. 
  • Human or animal food is NOT ALLOWED on the project board or display area (including sealed bags and containers) 
 
For further Regional Science fair information please go to PROJECT RULES AND GUIDELINES
 
 
Final call: If you have not picked up the board/Tees, please reach out to us immediately on 512 705 2508 to schedule a pick up time (weekdays after 6p, text in advance).
 
 
Important documents that we think will come handy as Scientist start preparing. These are straight from Austin Energy Science Fair website.
4. Elementary Project Research Form (Mandatory for all students, parents can help guide/fill the form for Junior Elementary (K,1,2) students.
 
Logistics on the day before Science Fair (1/16)
- Scientists will bring their boards to the school and set them up in respective rooms during below times. Volunteers will be there to help direct.
- Kinder & 1st - Art Room (Room # 412)
- 2nd Grade - Hive/Lab (Room # 405)
 
Gymnasium (Room # 109)
5th grade - 4:30p - 5:30p
4th grade - 5:30p - 6p
3rd grade 6p - 6:30p
 
Logistics on the day of Science Fair (1/17)
Grades K - 2: During School Hours
- Scientists will be escorted to the judging rooms by their classroom teacher during School hours on 1/17/18
- Each project will be reviewed by a judge through conversation with the Scientist.
- Scientist will return to the classroom with his/her board. Parents can pick these up from the classroom. (Boards CAN NOT be sent with the child if they are riding a bus per RRISD Safety guidelines).
 
Grades 3rd - 5th:  5:30p - 7:30p
- Please arrive by 5:15pm for parents briefing in the cafeteria
- Students will wait separately in the Library for their turn.
- Feel free to bring a picnic dinner if needed.
- Each project will be reviewed by two judges in separate sheets independently through a conversation with the Scientist.
- Scientist will return to the parent with his/her board and is free to leave the campus.
 
FAQs:
When do I need to submit the Topic for my Science Fair & Group info if more than one student is working together?
- The web form will open on 1/1/19 and will stay open through 1/11/2019. Link will be emailed and updated on the website closer to the start date.
 
What is not allowed for Science Fair project?
- Projects that involve growing any mold or bacteria are NOT ALLOWED.
- Human or animal food is NOT ALLOWED on the project board or display area (not even in sealed bags or containers).
 
When do I need to bring the board to school? 
- On Jan 16th evening, check out the Logistics section in this email.

Important Dates: Detailed timeline coming soon. 

  • October 14-28, 2018 - Science Fair Registration.  No late registrations will be accepted 
  • January 1-11, 2019 - Project Name Registration (declare your project as Experiment or Display)
  • January 17, 2019 - LME Science Fair
  • February 7, 2019 - Austin Energy Regional Science Fest Registration Deadline
  • February 22-23, 2019 - Austin Energy Regional Science Fest
What is Science Fair?
Science Fair is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research at home. The results of each student's research is presented in a school wide science fair where the student's efforts are displayed and where students are interviewed to determine scientific merit. Students who have been judged to have used the scientific method properly and who have demonstrated thoroughness in their studies and effort are awarded prizes and our top winners in grades 3-5 are advanced to compete in the Austin Regional Science Fair.

Questions: Nick Hann, Manish Mehta, Shreya Ramanathan, at lme.sciencefair2018@gmail.com
 
 

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