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Science Fair

Updated: 12/9/19
“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” 
― Jules Verne, A Journey to the Center of the Earth
We are excited to announce the 2020 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 January 23, 2020.
Information Meeting:  Wednesday, 12/11/19 1:50 pm in the Science Room at BCE
Applications due: Thursday, 12/19/2019
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 a 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 There is also a list of resources for project ideas at or visit Mrs. 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 (
science fair display model
Poster boards will be available from the BCE School Office or Patty Hayes in Room 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 19: Applications for BCE Science Fair due
Return application form to Science Fair box in the BCE School Office.
January 22rdScience Fair table set-up (Volunteers needed).
January 23th: 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 Family viewing of Science projects.
January 24th: BCE students viewing of Science projects.
Science Fair table breakdown (Volunteers needed).
Volunteers are needed to help set up tables on Wednesday, January 22nd after school and break down Friday, January 25th after school. We also need volunteer interviewers Thursday, January 23th for 1-hour slots.
For those students who choose to there is an opportunity to represent BCE at the Santa Cruz County Science Fair at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville on March 14th.
 Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
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
Important dates for Santa Cruz County Science Fair 
(See below website for more detailed information)
February 7thDeadline for student registration. 
March 13st: Project Set-up. 
March 14nd: Interviews.
TBD: Award ceremony.

If you have any questions please contact 
Karen Hoogner 
831-703-4750 /
Patty Hayes (BCE Science Teacher)