November 19, 2017
Dear CCA parents,
Each year, our school holds a Science Fair that is open to students in the 3rd through 8th grades. Participation in the Science Fair is optional, and the science fair project is completed outside school by the students and then brought to school on the day of the fair to be judged by a panel of teachers, scientists, and parents who work in the field of science. Students are required to be present at the fair to explain their experiment to the judges. Last year, we had many talented students who participated in our school fair. Our winners went on to compete in the CSUSA Regional and National Science Fairs, and we even had one student who won third place out of all the middle school participants in the CSUSA network.
This year’s Science Fair will be held after school on January 10th, 2018. Participating students and their parents must read over the requirements found in the Student Packet. In order to participate, a signed copy of the Project Proposal Form (page 7 of the packet) must be turned in to the homeroom teacher by DECEMBER 8th. Planning and designing an experiment is a time-consuming process, and the students are required to create both a trifold display and a research paper. The Science Fair entry does not need to be complicated, but it does need to ask a question rather than simply demonstrating a concept.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. Once I have the names of those participating, I will directly contact the parents of students who are participating with further information. I look forward to seeing the ingenuity and creativity of our students on display.
Science Fair Coordinator, 7th grade Science, Middle Grades Science chair
Cardinal Charter Academy