4th & 5th Grade Science Fair

Welcome to the 4th and 5th grade Science Fair page!!!


Annual GUFS Science Fair:
3/16/15 - 3/19/15

-3/16: 4th grade projects due

-3/17: 4th grade judging

-3/18: 5th grade projects due

-3/19: 5th grade judging

-3/27: Science Fair Awards Ceremony


.Demonstration vs. Experiment
4th and 5th graders should submit experiments that follow the steps of the scientific method.
.Science Bob
Great place for ideas, experiments, resources, and more!
2014 Science Fair Information
Important information about set up, judging, take down and volunteers!
4th Grade Judging Form
See what the judges are looking for!
5th Grade Judging Form
See what the judges are looking for!
5th Grade Outline of Steps of Scientific Method and Suggested Due Dates
Remember, these dates are only suggested due dates to help your child manage his/her time! I will not be collecting anything from your child.
A. How do I find a science fair idea?
This explains how to change an existing idea to make it your own and models how to write a good problem question. The last page has great fill in the blank questions to help you write an excellent problem question!!
B. Science Fair Topic Selection Wizard
Having trouble coming up with an idea? This site will give you a survey, then make recommendations based on your interests!
C. Planning Page #1
This is a great worksheet designed to help you manage your time. Estimate how long it will take to complete each needed step of your science fair project. Use this sheet to help you complete Planning Page #2.
D. Planning Page #2
Use the information from Planning Page #1 to help you set dates for your particular project. This is an excellent source to help you learn how to manage your time!
E. The Scientific Method Flow Chart
This is a great visual aid that demonstrates the scientific method process.
F. Create-A-Graph
Organize and display the data you recorded by using graphs. This website will walk you through the process!
FF. Create-a-Graph Classic
A simpler, easier way to create a graph.
G. Bibliography Format
Click on your grade level for examples on how to cite any source you use for your project. You cannot present another's work or ideas as your own. Read this article about plagiarism: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html
I. Project Display Board
This is a great link to see how to create a poster board to display your science fair project. It gives tips on what makes a good board, and if you scroll to the bottom it provides a display board checklist and sample display board gallery.
Amy Kuchera akuchera@gufs.org
Garrison Union Free School
Robin Waters rwaters@gufs.org
Garrison Union Free School