Science Fair/Expo

2023 FWAHS Science Fair

This year’s Science Fair and Expo will be held Saturday, February 4th at the ACPL Main Library. To register please fill out the form to the right. You must be a Homemade News subscriber to participate. 

Projects for the Science Fair

Projects should be of an experimental nature, using the scientific method. The projects should be completed by the student with adult supervision. The projects must have a title and include the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Question
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Methods or procedure
  5. Results
  6. Discussion

Be sure that there is a clearly defined question and hypothesis; that results are reported as objective, measurable data; and that there is a large sample size. A freestanding 3-part poster is the heart of this kind of project. First Place Winners in grades 4-12, will represent FWAHS at the Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NEIRSEF). Students in grades K-12 may enter the fair. There is no registration fee. Each student will be given 48” of table space. Students will remain at the table with their project, and should be prepared to answer questions about their project. Students may work in groups; however, science fair group projects must contain only students from the same grade level.

All Senior division students (9th-12th grade) MUST register on the state website SEFI.org and receive pre-approval before starting experimentation. Any student in 4th-8th grade planning a project involving human participants must contact fair coordinator, Shae Maurer, before beginning experimentation. Students experimenting with vertebrate animals must have their experiment approved by a veterinarian or other animal care specialist. No student should do an experiment involving bacteria unless in the Sr. division and under supervision. Students who break these rules will not be eligible to qualify for the regional fair.

The Science Expo is non-competitive, with no rules for participation. Ideas for projects include:

  • Science models, from kits or homemade
  • Demonstrations or experiments
  • Labeled collections (rocks, leaves, insects, etc.)

 

Posters are not necessary in the Expo but often help the children explain their ideas. This is a great opportunity for younger students to begin participating without the stress of competition.  The Science Expo will be open from 10:30-12:00 PM and members of the public will be welcome at this time to come and view the expo projects. A “People’s Choice” Award will be given to the student whose project receives the most votes.

Judges are an integral part of the fair and are always needed. Interested persons should hold a four year degree in a science, engineering, teaching or math field (or be pursuing such a degree). Approximately 2-3 hours of their time is needed on the day of the fair. Parents with students in the fair can still be judges (you will not be judging your own student).

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Shae Maurer at 402-4013 or junk4me46806@yahoo.com.

The registration deadline is January 25th.

    Science Fair Registration
    1. TableFloor
    2. YesNo