This resource includes everything that you need to organize, teach and assess a science fair in the classroom.
Scientific Process Posters:
You can print these posters to make a bulletin board display. I included a printer friendly version. You can also use these pages to display on your board when teaching the scientific process.
Scientific Process Flip Book:
Students can record important information about each of the steps in the scientific process. Cut on the dotted lines and then fold on the dark lines.
This is a two page letter that I would copy back-to-back. The letter gives students and parents some tips and suggestions for completing the science fair project. Be sure to write in your due dates before sending home.
Science Fair Questions:
This is an entire page of question ideas for science fair projects. I like to include this in my parent packet. I do allow students to choose different questions, but many will go with one of the recommended questions.
Science Fair Booklet:
Print these two pages back-to back and fold to make a booklet. This is where students will record their work during the process. I require that this booklet be turned in multiple times during the process. I ask students to keep this booklet in a sheet protector in their binder so that it as always available and does not get lost.
Check Off Sheet:
You can use this sheet to keep track of which students have turned in their science fair assignments. Just write your students’ names in the left column.
Use these students to remind families when a piece of the project is due. I also included a reminder for those students who are missing an assignment.
Science Fair Invitation:
Invite parents and family to come and enjoy all of the science fair projects using this imple invitation.
Rubrics are included to help you to assign a grade for each student’s project. One rubric includes a section for a presentation, while the other does not.
Comments for the Scientist:
I love to take my class to visit other classrooms to see their science fair projects. I will give each of my students a few comment forms and ask them to leave valuable comments about a few of the projects they see. I also put these forms out on the night that our parents come. My students love to read all of the feedback!
Use these awards for all participants or for your top three. I included an ink friendly version as well!