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2017 Science Fair Schedule

• Science Fair Registration: Jan. 19th through the 26th
Project Check-In and Judging: Thursday, Feb. 23rd—3:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Open House: Friday, Feb 24th—5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Registration Cost: $5

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Let your student watch these videos to get them excited about the Science Fair
  • Fun with Friction
  • Formation of Foam
  • Magnificent Magnetism
  • Wacky Rollers
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New to the Science Fair?

Researching & Writing Science Fair Projects for Dummies and Displaying & Presenting Science Fair Projects for Dummies will make you much smarter about how pick and display a school science project. These books can be found on Amazon.com. The books are actually pocket size an a very quick read.
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The first book outlines how to pick a project that is right for your student. It details was to conduct research, and how to simplify the task. One problem with some science projects is that the student doesn’t limit the problem so that the observations are relevant to the hypothesis, or the child picks too many variables which makes drawing a conclusion too difficult or convoluted for a simple poster board display. The book also helps with pointing students to credible sources rather than pop culture sources that might lead to predetermined conclusions and not to what the observations suggest. Finally, the book provides ten survival tips necessary to keep the parents in the family sane and even how to tell your child no.

The second book, helps with laying out the results on the single tri-fold poster board that the judges use to determine the winners for each grade. At Dennison, students do not get extra credit for a board that was completed by the parents with a degree in advertising or astro-physics. Still, a cluttered mess of facts could cause your child to be overlooked too. Even in today’s engineering world, communicating with brevity and visually is a coveted talent. Displaying & Presenting Science Fair Projects for Dummies will give examples and useful knowledge to develop the talents of brevity and visualization. As with the previous book, it too has a ten survival tips for parents.

Regardless of what your child’s interests are or her chosen topic, PTA would like to encourage all children to enter the Science Fair at least once during the elementary years. Just remember to form a hypothesis, determine what variables will affect data collection or limit testing, conduct an experiment or engage in a controlled observation, and let your child draw a conclusion. After the conclusion is made, the child should make an attempt to verify that conclusion among creditable resources available at the library or internet.

THE DENNISON SCIENCE FAIR
IS SPONSORED BY THE PTA 

OUR STUDENTS GET AN INTRODUCTION TO
THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

Executive Staff

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PRESIDENT
Ariahn Knoedler
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(303) 641-6166
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VICE PRESIDENT
Jenny Meade
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(720) 253-2045
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TREASURER
Tara Lee
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CO-SECRETARY
Dana Ledbetter
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(303) 886-5998
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CO-SECRETARY
Cynthia Shelden
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(303) 904-0444

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