Purpose of the Activity
To allow students to independently investigate a problem that can be solved scientifically. Students will perform all steps that a "real" scientist would follow in order to learn more about their chosen problem, perform an experiment or design a new tool to solve the problem, and analyze their results.
Students will fill out an application and turn it in to their science teachers. Sponsors will meet with students to discuss chosen investigations and whether they are feasible within the school setting and time frame prior to the IJAS Regional Fair in March. Make sure you have a permission to participate form on file with the club sponsor or coach otherwise you will not be able to particpate.
Number of Participants
The fair is open to all seventh- and eighth-grade students.
Grade Level/s of Participants
Open to seventh- and eighth-graders.
Meeting Schedule and Location
- Season: October through May
- An introductory mandatory meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24
- Most work will be completed independently under the supervision of the Science Fair sponsors
Students compete in the IJAS Regional Fair in March
Student Attendance Guidelines
Students are expected to meet with their sponsors twice per month. If the student is unable to attend a meeting, sponsors should be notified and an alternate meeting date should be scheduled within the same week.
Specific Rules or Guidelines
Guidelines and due dates will be provided at the introductory meeting in October. Students are expected to meet required deadlines in completing each part of their science fair projects. Those who do not meet deadlines will be unable to participate in the IJAS Regional Fair.