Science Fair Committee
Elementary – Nicole McGettigan
Centennial – Janelle Emanuele – Science Fair Advisor
Centennial Science Fair
March 9, 2023 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM in the Centennial School gym. Setup will begin at 5:30.
This is a competitive Science Fair which means your project will be analyzed by a judge from the scientific community. Science projects will be analyzed and scored using a rubric. The scoring rubric is attached to this email for your convenience. Each student will receive either a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbon depending on their final scores. Additional awards will be presented for the following categories – *Best Oral Presentation, Most Creative Topic, Most Scientific Project, Best Overall Project*
Please fill out the Google form to register. You can participate as an individual or with one partner. Please submit only one entry per partner team stating both student names.
This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your scientific development and be creative with a project of your choice.
Mars Elementary PTO sponsors this annual event. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
When you arrive with your student please enter through the main Centennial doors into the lobby area. A PTO member will be waiting for you at the check-in table with your student’s name tag. On the name tag there will be a student project number. The number on your name tag is the number you should be looking for on the tables once in the gym. It’s very important to find your correct number since the judges have a specific order they follow for judging. Please double check that you are in the correct project space. Once you have your nametag, please head towards the gym.
Each student will be judged 3 times by 3 separate judges. Be sure to practice the presentations at home so the students can be prepared!
While the students are being judged we do ask to give them some space. Parents may have a seat on the bleachers, or feel free to visit our Robotics Team that will be set up in the Cafeteria. We need adequate room for the judges to move between projects because it may be crowded and noisy with the amount of students we have registered.
After the judging process is over it will take the judges some time to calculate their scores. Your student is welcome to leave their project space and visit with friends, or visit the Robotics Team for some fun demonstrations. Once the scores are finalized we will have everyone come back into the gym and at this time the awards and ribbons will be presented.
One more quick note: If you registered your student with a project title of TBD, that is perfectly OK! Your project will be listed as TBD or Untitled and will not influence judging scores.
Feel free to email if you have any more questions! CentennialScienceFair2023@gmail.com
We will be visiting the classrooms to speak to the students about the science fair in the month of February.
We are holding an informational parent meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 6:00PM-7:00PM in the MAE Cafeteria. The meeting will cover everything you need to know about the fair. This will be especially helpful for first time Science Fair parents.
If your child would like to participate, we require that you complete an entry form. Your child can participate as an individual or with 1-2 other students. All partners will need to fill out an entry form. Please complete the entry form by Tuesday, March 7th, 2023.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are really looking forward to the Science Fair being back at MAE!