SCIENCE FAIR

ST MARY’S SCIENCE FAIR

British Science Week is taking place between Friday 9th March and Friday 16th March 2017 and is a great opportunity for the children to learn even more about the world around us! Within the school we will be engaging in a variety of activities to enhance the pupils’ knowledge about Science past and present.

In conjunction with this we will be running a Science fair competition for children in KS1 and KS2 to showcase their Science skills.

We are challenging children to complete a scientific project at home and then to demonstrate this project for their classmates to look at and understand. All the entries will be judged and then a winner will be picked. There will be a winner in each Year Group from Year 1 – 6.

Entrance to the Science fair competition is completely free so all you need is to get cracking on completing it over the next few weeks. We are asking that you bring your projects into school by Monday 12th March 2017 at the latest. Guidance on how to complete the project is listed below but if you have any questions please contact your child’s class teacher.

 

Science Project Guidance!

There are two types on project that you can complete:

1) A demonstration: this is like a science “show” that explains how a science concept works. A good example is making a model volcano and watching it erupt.

2) An investigation: this is where you complete a real experiment and then compare the results. In these experiments you ask a question and then perform an experiment to get the answer. (See below)

How to conduct a scientific investigation!

Step 1: Start with an interesting question that you want to find the answer to. For example, “what is the best way to keep an ice cube from melting?”

Step 2: Predict what you think will happen and record it.

Step 3: The fun bit! Design an experiment and then test whether your prediction was right. Make sure to record what you did step by step.

Step 4: Record what happened during the experiment. This usually includes data in the form of a table or a graph.

Step 5: Check whether your prediction was right and write why you think the results happened like they did.

Step 6: Think of a way to present your experiment in a fun and creative way that other children will find easy to understand.

If you want some inspiration for ideas there are plenty of ideas on the internet to get you started: www.sciencebob.com and www.education.com/science-fair are two excellent websites with a wide variety of projects.

 

http://www.idacontrol.com/images/sup-Cautionary_warning_480_Caution.jpgSafety is part of science!

It is essential that before you start any experiment you check with an adult before you do.

 

 

Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8AD

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174
admin@stmarysrc.cheshire.sch.uk