Discovery 2010, the first Annual Elgin Science Exposition Why do ducks float? What is static electricity? This free, non-judged science fair is the place to discover the answer to these questions and much, much, more.
Science fairs can propel interest in science as it did for Homer Hickam the rocket scientist depicted in the movie cOctober Sky. d Discovery 2010, the first annual Elgin Science Exposition, is an event that is sure to stimulate students 9 intere st in science and experiments. Through scientific inquiry, hands-on experimentation, mentoring and presentations, students discover the world of science. The participants are challenged to identify a hypothesis, design an experiment and collect data.
Students present their projects to their peers and community in a science fair. Discovery 2010 will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gail Borden Public Library.
Students in the area of School District U-46 are invited to participate including public school students, private school students and home schoolers. All students in grades K-12 that have expressed an interest in the program will be able to present at the fair. SCIENCE FAIR FAQs: Who can participate?
Any student, kindergarten through 12th grade located in the Gail Borden ... more. less.
Public Library District or U-46 school district. Students can participate as individuals or in teams. Where do we get registration forms and more information?<br><br> Look in this packet. Registration forms are due by February 26 . They can be turned into the check-out area at the library.<br><br> Where can we find ideas for Science Fair projects and displays? LIBRARIES: There are plenty of Science Fair books to check out and there are many web sites with science fair ideas. Dewey #s Subject 507.2-507.8 Science Fair Projects; general ideas for projects, displays, and resources 520-529 Astronomy 530-539 Physics 540-549 Chemistry 550-559 Earth Sciences 560-569 Biology (lots of animal and pet behavior ideas!) INTERNET: The Internet has many sites to help you out; three of them are listed below.<br><br> http://www.sciencebuddies.org http://www.sciencemadesimple.com http://email@example.com Will my child's project be judged? No, Discovery 2010 is a non-judged fair. The purpose of the Science Fair is to promote an active interest in science by making science a fun and rewarding activity.<br><br> Discovery 2010 volunteers will review all projects and ALL participants will receive recognition for their scientific efforts. Help your young scientist to find a topic he or she is really interested in! A project is always most successful if the scientist is excited about his or her work!<br><br> When is a good time to get started? Now is a great time to start thinking about subjects and to visit the library for ideas. Some experiments can take longer to complete than others, some students work faster than others!<br><br> Also, leave extra time in case an experiment doesn't work out on the first try! Knowledgeable volunteers will be available at Gail Borden Library to help you with any stage of your project. Bring your ideas and work.<br><br> Science fair project assistance will be available at the library from 6 3 8 p.m. on February 9 and 25 and from 1 3 3 p.m. on March 22.<br><br> How does my child make a display? Registered entrants will receive a free science fair display board as pictured below. Displays should be freestanding and measure no more than two feet wide by two feet deep by three feet tall.<br><br> Here's an example: Does the experiment need to involve new discoveries and groundbreaking science? No! Students only need to conduct a scientific inquiry and arrive at a conclusion.<br><br> Can more than one student cover the same topic at the Discovery 2010? Yes! Different students may even arrive at different conclusions!<br><br> Is there anything we are not allowed to bring? No live animals or flames, please. See Science Fair FAQ 9s.<br><br> We still have questions, whom do we talk to? - the science teacher or principal at your school. - call Carol Rauschenberger at (847)873-9995.<br><br> - visit www.gailborden.info/discovery2010. Discovery 2010 Sponsors: U-46 Educational Foundation, Gail Borden Public Library District, AXA, Sandy Westland Denihan, Compuman Inc. and others.<br><br> Discovery 2010 U- 46 Science Exposition FAQ 9s What are the guidelines for projects? If your experiment involves people, please ask their permission. People should not be subjected to an experiment that may be considered hazardous.<br><br> Experiments that involve people need to be approved by Jennifer McDonnell. (See email address below.) Experiments that use animals or humans as test subjects, microorganism, recombinant DNA, vertebrate tissue, or hazardous materials require a description of the experiment to be submitted to Jennifer McDonnell by February 26. (See email address below.) All projects are required to have a display board (see sample).<br><br> Free display boards, one per project, will be available at Gail Borden Library at a date to be determined. Watch the library web site for information about when the display boards will be available. Students should also have a review of literature that discusses the background information that helps establish the hypothesis and explains procedures adapted for the experiment.<br><br> Other background information about the topic may also be included. Citations should be used when necessary. Drawings, charts, graphs, and other items pertinent to the project are important in conveying results.<br><br> A conclusion that evaluates and interprets the data should be included. Please consult with a teacher and your parent(s) about using your best judgment about using safe materials. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer McDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Rauschenberger at 847-873-9995.<br><br> Discovery 2010 Exposition Project and Registration 3 needs to be turned in by Feb. 26 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL Name:__________________________________ School:______________________________ Address:________________________________phone:_______________________________ email:_______________________________ Grade/Course:___________________________Date submitted:_______________________ _____ Individual project _____ Group project A.<br><br> Short description of the project B. What is your hypothesis? C.<br><br> What materials are you going to need? D. My project will need: ____ electricity _____oversized area.<br><br> If oversized needed, please describe: E. Describe the steps that you plan to follow for the experiment. F.<br><br> Approval (Check box/signature) ___Parent___Teacher___Principal Signature: For further information please email email@example.com or call Carol Rauschenberger at 847-873-9995.