Science Fair 2013
Science Fair Registration for Students
The Forsythe Science Fair is a competitive event where students create and then exhibit a science experiment or model/collection. It is an opportunity for students to learn science hands-on, and to teach others what they learned! The Forsythe Science Fair will be held February 8-11, 2013 and is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Creating a science fair project allows you to explore topics that YOU decide are interesting, and learn more about how scientists conduct their work. You might even teach your science teacher something new. In addition, you could win an award!
The top six winners in each grade and category (experiments and models/collections) are given medals, and honorable mention ribbons are given to the top 20% winners in each grade and category. All students who submit a project will receive ribbons for their participation.
In order to make the Forsythe Science Fair a success we count out many community volunteers. Volunteers are needed to judge student projects and provide food for the judges. We also need many other volunteers throughout the 5 days of the fair. This year the fair is even bigger, so even more volunteers are needed. If you are interested in helping, please click on a link below to register/sign up. Thanks!
Food sign up:
Volunteer sign up:
Science Fair 2013 Schedule
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Friday, January 11, 2013-Friday, February 1, 2013 Science Fair Registration
-Students register for the science fair. Registration instructions will be provided by science teachers.
Friday, February 8, 2013 Science Fair Set Up
-Science Fair student project set-up during the school day. Bring project to science class.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Science Fair Judging
-Science Fair judging. Science Fair is closed to the public.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 Science Fair Open House and Award Ceremony
-Science Fair Open House, 12pm to 4pm. Award Ceremony at 2pm in the auditorium.
Monday, February 11, 2013 Science Fair Tours and Project Take Home
-Science Fair tours during science classes. Projects must be brought home by the end of the school day.
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Science Fair Documents
Forsythe Science Fair FAQs (pdf)
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Forsythe Science Fair. This includes information about key dates, contacts, registration, project setup, parent volunteer opportunities, judging process and criteria, science fair resources, and more.
EXPERIMENT Format (pdf) EXPERIMENT Format (word)
Write-up format for Experiments. This does NOT apply to Models/Collections.
EXPERIMENT Judging Criteria (pdf)
This is the rubric used by judges to score Experiments for Forsythe Science Fair. This does NOT apply to Models/Collections
MODEL/COLLECTION Format (pdf) MODEL/COLLECTION Format (word)
Write-up format for Models/Collections. This does NOT apply to Experiments.
MODELS/COLLECTIONS Judging Criteria (pdf)
This is the rubric used by judges to score Models/Collections for Forsythe Science Fair. This does NOT apply to Experiments.
Bibliography and Cybercitation Guide (pdf)
How to list bibliography references for printed material, online information and other sources.
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Science Fair Topic Resources and Websites
- SE Michigan Science Fair Homepage
SE Michigan Science Fair homepage with forms, deadlines, and helpful links.
- Science Buddies
Fun, user-friendly site with project ideas and guides, Q&A, info on careers. Can suscribe for newsletters.
- Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
Clear tools to guide you through science fair projects from ideas to presentation.
- IPL: Science Fair Project Resource Guide [http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/] This is from the Internet Public Library and includes many useful sites, lists of possible projects, advice on "what makes a good project" and more.
- Scifair.org Website [http://www.scifair.org/]
Dr. Shawn's Super Science Fair Project Support Center is all about helping you have more fun and get better results with your science project. This includes a concise guide to science fair project steps, how to find a topic, tips on presentations etc.
- Science Fair Central [http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/]
A comprehensive guide to creating your science fair project.
- Prize Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1579904785/qid%3D/102-3556433-2144943]
How to get the book by Joe Rhatigan & Rain Newcomb.
- Google Search Engine [http://www.google.com/]
Search on "science fair projects," "science fair tips" or "science fair" AND "acid rain" etc.
National and International Science Fair Websites
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