Observe – Question – Investigate!
Calling all inquiring minds and budding scientists: The Davis Elementary Science Fair is the opportunity for you!
We encourage all young Einsteins to unleash their potential, creativity, and curiosity by participating in our annual Science Fair. This is a great opportunity for each Davis student to explore their passion, be it geology, music, sports, baking, computers, cat training, or something else entirely.
Projects may be completed individually or in a group of up to three students. The top 3rd through 5th grade projects will be selected to represent Davis at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.
Davis Science Fair
2021 Davis Science Fair in the Time of COVID-19
This year the Davis Science Fair is going to see big changes! In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we’re going 100% virtual!
What does this mean for our students? Rather than creating the traditional tri-fold project boards as in years past, students will download a project board template, designed by coordinators of the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. This PowerPoint template has been optimized for an experiment and is fully customizable. It can be modified for any of the 3 types of projects allowed at the Davis Science Fair – an experiment, exhibit, or collection.
**Students may be more familiar working with Google than PowerPoint. If this is the case, the template can also be uploaded as a Google Slide. **
- Open Google Drive
- Create a new Google Slide
- Go to File >> Open >> Upload
- Select the project board template PowerPoint file from the link above to upload
Once opened as a PowerPoint or Google Slide, feel free to modify it and make it your own!
There are a total of 4 slides.
- Slide 1 is the template that the student will use to modify & create their own project board.
- Slide 2 will take the place of the in-person presentation and question & answer session with judges. Please fill this out as thoroughly as possible.
- Slide 3 includes project rules, deadlines, and general format guidelines
- Slide 4 is an example of an experiment
The Davis Elementary 2021 Science Fair Information Packet contains project information you will need to participate in the Davis Science Fair
The AERSF How To Do an Elementary Science Fair Project – Student Guide is an excellent resource for getting started. Science Buddies’ review of the scientific method is also helpful for students choosing to do an experiment.
The 2017 Suggested Experiment Timeline gives one framework that some have found helpful for managing their time when completing an experiment for the Science Fair. It was originally developed to match up with the dates and planned topics for the Science Fair Club.
Scroll down for Important Dates you won’t want to miss.
- Davis Science Fair:
- Projects Due: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Judging: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Monday, January 25, 2021
- Awards Notification: Tuesday, January 27, 2021
- Austin Energy Regional Science Fest:
- Projects Due: Thursday, January 28, 2021
- Project Judging: February 2-4, 2021
- Awards Notification: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Austin Energy Regional Science Festival (AERSF)
The top 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade projects from the Davis Science Fair will advance to the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. All students and families are invited to attend the Exploring Science Day, Public Viewing of Projects, and Awards Ceremony. Please visit the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival website for more information, and requirements for participation.
Science Fair Project Ideas and “How To”
Please note that these links are to help students form ideas for possible projects; however, not all of them may be appropriate. Before beginning a science fair project, please check to make sure the chosen experiment, exhibit or collection adheres to the Davis Science Fair rules as stated in the Information Packet.
- Science Buddies
- iPL2 for Kids
- Discovery Education – Science Fair Central
- Science Bob – Science Fair Ideas
Other Science Information
- Rader’s Chem 4 Kids
- Adventures in Chemistry
- AISD Libraries (Scroll down to Science and check out all the ‘Science Project’ links)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Davis Science Fair Coordinators at the following email address: email@example.com.
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