Science Fair

The Incline Elementary School is having a science fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. We need around 20 judges to evaluate projects. The judges will be assigned in groups of 3 to different grades (ie., K-5). The 3 judges will review each project with the student(s) in the assigned grade and finally decide on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. An award ceremony will be held at 5:30pm, same day. Judges are not required or expected to attend the ceremony. This year, the Western Nevada Science and Engineering Council has grouped the K-2 as class projects; no individual projects allowed. That said, there will only be 7-9 K-2 projects total. Inventions from K-2 are allowed, but not even a handful are anticipated. Grades 3-5 submit individual projects and/or inventions. If you have a child in elementary school, you can still participate! We will assign you to a grade your child is not in.

The day consists of arriving at 8:45am. Judging starts promptly at 9am and plan on it going until 2pm (some grades will go faster than others). Coffee will be provided in the morning to keep you on your toes! Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided for lunch.

A “What judges are Looking for in a Science Fair Project” guide is attached for reference. As you can see, you don’t need a science/engineering degree or even a background in science/engineering to volunteer. We will meet briefly before the judging begins to go over what to do and how to do it. Also attached is the judging form for your reference. You will truly be delighted to participate in this event and see firsthand how proud the children are of their work.

The fair can’t happen without judges! Science education is a vital part of our children’s curriculum. Please consider volunteering your time to help further their education and love of science.

Please respond via email by Wednesday, February 6, 2013 if you would like to volunteer (or have any questions) to Laurel Frederick at laurelamericorps@gmail.com and Stacy Combs; stacy.combs@clorox.com

Judge Form

Judges Look

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