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Cascade Ridge Science Fair

Thursday, March 28, 2019

6:00-8:00 PM

What is a science fair? A science fair is an opportunity for any student to explore a science topic of their own choosing. Students work on their science project at home between January and March, they share their work with a volunteer judge during school hours and their work is on display at the fair on the evening of March 28. Participation is optional for grades KG-4th, and required for 5th graders. 

The evening event is an opportunity for the whole family to explore student projects,
enjoy some pizza and scientific snacks and explore interactive science exhibits from the Pacific Science Center, Spartabots, UW’s Rocking Out and many more!”.


Register to participate. All young scientists wishing to participate must register in advance through this online form. We strongly encourage early registration in order to reserve your space and your project board.
Final registration deadline is

Friday, March 15th for KG-4th graders  
Friday, January 25th 
for 5th graders.  

Purchase a project board. Nearly all young scientists will need a project board to display their work. The Cascade Ridge PTSA is selling project boards, and will deliver them straight to your child's classroom for your convenience. Purchasing a project board from the PTSA saves you a trip to the store, and helps fund the science fair.

Projects should be student driven. Project ideas should come from the students and the effort should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgment when deciding how much to help. For example, parents should get involved when there is a potential safety issue. Also, for younger kids, parents may need to provide extra guidance. But either way, it is important that all kids truly be able to call the project their own.

Working with someone else. 5th graders must work on their project independently. KG-4th graders may work independently or optionally work with one or more partners, such as classmates, siblings, or friends. KG-4th graders can also do a project involving their whole class, with the help of their teacher or science docent!

Need help choosing a topic? When it comes to choosing a topic, the sky is the limit! What have you wondered about? The best topics come from your own genuine curiosity about how something works, or why something is the way that it is. But if you have trouble thinking of something on your own, we have great page full of resources to help you choose a topic.

Judging and awards. Our science fair is non-competitive, as our goal is simply to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. Each participant will have an opportunity to briefly present their project to a judge, and they will each receive a ribbon and a certificate.

Volunteers needed! A big event like the science fair wouldn't be possible without the help of numerous volunteers. We have all kinds of different jobs to be done, so if think you can spare an hour or two on either March 27th or 28th, we would love your help. Please check out Science Fair Volunteer Page!  (Just click Next past the first couple of pages in order to get to the volunteer sign up page.)

Send us your photos! As your young scientist is conducting that crazy experiment, please make sure to get out your camera and take a few photos.  Send up to three photos to lloydraphael@hotmail.com, so we can include them in the slide show.  Please include the student's name and grade level in the email.