Science Fair Information

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Farnsworth Middle School is holding a Science Fair on Thursday, February 23, 2012. The Science teachers are encouraging students to participate in the fair and asking parents to support this valuable experience. The following information is provided to assist you in preparing the science exhibit.

Students can prepare individual or group projects.  They are encouraged to persue investigations that use scientific thought processes and the scientific method. The Science Fair website will provide the necessary information for participants including a review of the Scientific Method, links to project ideas, directions for making a display board, and the criteria used for judging exhibits. 

Students should assume as much responsibility for the project as possible. Parents may provide support, offer advice when necessary, help with expenses for the project, and provide any needed transportation. Parents will also want to supervise the investigation, making certain that animals are treated humanely and the investigation is safe. In addition, parents should occasionally check on the progress of the project and make suggestions for improvement.

Students wishing to participate should download the entry from from the "How do I enter the Science Fair?" link above.  Completed forms must be returned to the student's science teacher by Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Science Fair will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in the Farnsworth Library. It will be open to the public from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Students are expected to be present during the evening hour to explain their projects to the public.