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BOULDER CREEK ELEMENTARY 2017 SCIENCE FAIR
Welcome!

We are excited to announce the 2017 Science Fair at BCE, which is open to all students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The Science Fair will be held in the Multipurpose Room on February 2nd.

The BCE Science Fair provides an excellent opportunity for our students to participate in the scientific process:
  1. Make an Observation
  2. Ask an Experimental question
  3. Form an Hypothesis
  4. Design an Experiment
  5. Present Results and Conclusions
For help on How to get started and Science Buddies Free Science Fair help for K-12 Science students, Teachers & Parents please visit http://science.santacruz.k12.ca.us/forms.html. There are also a list of resources for project ideas at http://science.santacruz.k12.ca.us/links.html or visit Ms Woolliscroft in the School Library for books on Science projects and Science Fair ideas.

Once a topic has been chosen and the experiment designed and carried out, each participant will present their results in the form of a poster board, and their laboratory notebook. Students in 4th or 5th grade who would like to be considered for the Santa Cruz County Science Fair should also provide a written scientific report. Please see Santa Cruz County Fair Student Guidebook for details (http://science.santacruz.k12.ca.us/students.html).

 
Poster boards will be available from the BCE School Office or Patty Hayes inRoom 12.

Each participant will be briefly interviewed by 3 volunteer interviewers.

Sample Interview Questions
    • Where did you get the idea for your project?
    • Explain what you did?
    • Explain what you discovered?
    • What went wrong?
    • How would you improve your experiment?What would you do next?
Important dates for BCE Science Fair
December 16: Applications for BCE Science Fair due
Return application form to Science Fair box in the BCE School Office.
February 1st: Science Fair table set-up (Volunteers needed).
February 2nd: 7.45 am to 8.30 am Students set up presentations.
Students will be called out of class throughout the day for interviews.
6 pm to 7.30 pm Public viewing of Science project.
February 3rd: BCE students viewing of Science projects.
Science Fair table breakdown (Volunteers needed).

Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help set up tables on Wed February 1st after school and break down Friday February 3rd after school. We also need volunteer interviewers Thursday, February 2nd for 1 hour slots.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR

For those students who choose to there is an opportunity to represent BCE at the Santa Cruz County Science Fair at the Watsonville County Fair Grounds on March 11th, 2016.

All students are welcome and encouraged to participate! Ten BCE students will be selected from the pool of volunteers.

Our 4th and 5th grade students will compete with other schools for placement and prizes. Please note that Kindergarten through 3rd graders do not compete for placement or prizes. All students who attend will receive participation ribbons.

For more information regarding the Santa Cruz County Science Fair, please visit http://science.santacruz.k12.ca.us/index.html

Important dates for Santa Cruz County Science Fair
February 10th: Deadline for student registration. 
March 10th: Project Set-up. March 12th: Interviews. 
March 20thß: Award ceremony.

If you have any questions please contact 
Karen Hoogner 
831-703-4750 / hoogner@yahoo.com
or 
Patty Hayes (BCE Science Teacher)
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Liza Miller,
Nov 8, 2016, 10:49 PM
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