Bay Laurel Science Fair

Bay Laurel Science Fair
Official Rules
Student scientists must be Bay Laurel students in J/K-5th grades.
Students may work alone or with one other student only.
Students must register by the deadline of February 11, 2015.
Please hand in the registration form to the main office.
4. The student’s project must follow the Scientific Method (see
next page) and answer a research question.
5. The student must bring to the Science Fair a tri-fold display
showing the basics of the experiment (see next page). The
student can also bring materials from the experiment but space
is limited. These materials can make the display interesting.
6. No purchased sets or pre-made kits are allowed – please let the
scientists create their own projects.
7. Parents should help as much as needed, but remember it is the
project of the student scientist. Students will get the most out
of it if they do the work.
8. An adult must accompany all student scientists during the
Science Fair.
9. No dangerous chemicals or materials should be used in your
project. Absolutely no poisonous chemicals, heaters, flames,
high voltages or hazardous materials will be allowed in the
displays at the Science Fair.
10. No AC power will be provided for the displays at the Science Fair.
11. Bay Laurel Elementary and the Science Fair Coordinators reserve
the right to disallow the exhibition of any display that is
dangerous, inappropriate or poses a safety risk in their opinion.
Bay Laurel Science Fair
What Are the Two Phases of a Science Fair Project?
1. Do your research and perform your experiment or demonstration at home.
2. Put together a display and presentation board about your project to bring to
the Science Fair and share what you did at home.
Step 1. Find a Research Question
Step 4. Collect and Analyze the Data
Study something that interests you. Answer
a question like “What is the effect of salt on
the boiling point of water?” or “What size
wheel rolls the fastest down a hill?” Use a
website like
Carefully record your data. What
happened? Did your experiment go as
planned? What does your data show?
Decide if your data supports your
Step 2. Formulate a Hypothesis
Step 5. Make a Conclusion
A hypothesis is a “best guess” or prediction
of what the outcome of your experiment will
be. This prediction and your background
research will help you design your
experiment. The hypothesis is not always
correct – it’s just your best guess.
Did your experiment answer the question
from Step 1? Did it support your
hypothesis in Step 2? What does your
data show? What is a better answer to
your question? Think about what you
might have done differently or what you
might do in the future.
Step 3. Design and Perform
Design and conduct your experiment at
home and remember to stick to your
method (only change one variable). List
materials needed. Draw a diagram.
Step 6. Design Your Science Fair
Display Board
Buy a trifold display board from a craft or
office supply store. Use it to describe your
experiment and the results. A sample
format is below for illustration.
Bay Laurel Science Fair
2015 Registration Form
Student 1 Last Name: _________________ First Name:_________________
Phone Number: _________________ Email: __________________________
Grade: _______ Teacher: _________________
Student 2 Last Name: _________________ First Name:_________________
Phone Number: _________________ Email: __________________________
Grade: _______ Teacher: _________________
Project Title: ___________________________________________________
Research Question: ______________________________________________
*If you change your title or can’t think of one when you register, please let us know by
March 5 so we can list it in the program.
_____ Check here if this project involves animals. A member of the Science
Fair Committee will contact you to discuss the specifics.
I agree to abide by the rules of the 2015 Bay Laurel Science Fair.
Student(s) Signature(s) ___________________________________________
(Both students must sign if working with a partner.)
Parental Permission: I agree to allow my child to participate in the 2015 Bay
Laurel Science Fair and will ensure adequate adult supervision of his/her
project. I also agree to abide by the 2015 Science Fair Rules.
Parent(s) Signature(s) ____________________________________________
(Both students’ parents must sign if working with a partner.)
Here’s how I will help (We will contact you by email for details.)
__ Set up (3/12 1-2:15)
__Check-in (3/12 6:00-7:30)
__ Clean up (3/13 8:30-10)
For more info: Monica Parmar at
or Stephanie Cohen at
Bay Laurel Science Fair
Make new discoveries, have fun, & participate in
the fifth Bay Laurel Science Fair!!
J/K-5th grade Bay Laurel students
(Work alone or partner with one other student)
When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
in the MPR. To participate, you must complete
the registration packet found on the school
website (hard copies available in the office)
and return the completed packet to the office
by Wednesday, February 11th
This is a wonderful opportunity to design and
perform your own science experiment
following the scientific method* and present
your results. All student scientists will get to
explain their work to a guest scientist and
receive a Science Fair Ribbon!
(*see science fair registration packet for more info)
The student scientists perform their experiments
at home and create a display explaining their
project and results. Displays are exhibited the
evening of the Fair in the MPR.
For more info: Monica Parmar at or
Stephanie Cohen at

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