Science Fair

Winterhaven's all-school science fair is our signature event! Each year, every Winterhaven student is asked to explore the scientific process by asking a question, proposing an answer, and designing and running an experiment. Students communicate their results by displaying posters of their work at the science fair. At the elementary school level, teachers and parents guide students through the exploration and inquiry and teachers focus on communicating scientific results. In grades 5-8, students focus more extensively on the breaking down the steps of the scientific method in the classroom and work closely with teachers to create posters that are judged in a friendly competition. Parents and community members select the "best of the best" posters to represent our school at the Intel Science Expo in the spring. 

Upcoming Events and information:

  • Science Fair Kick-off Events: Middle school kids have already started working on designing their projects in the classroom and elementary school families will receive information from teachers over the next few weeks. The PTSA is sponsoring two events where science fair coordinator Jennifer Schramm will discuss science fair logistics and expectations.  Samples of posters from previous years on display. Childcare available in the library.
    • Grades K-4: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 in the Winterhaven Auditorium.  How to encourage your student to participate in the inquiry process
    • Grades 5-8: Thursday, November 16, 6:30-7:30 in the Winterhaven Auditorium. Focus on the more competitive judging aspect of the science fair and former Winterhaven student Adam Nayak will do a short presentation on his experiences with science fair
  • Build Your Poster Workshop for Grades 5-8: Bring your typed and printed poster pieces to Mr. Dyer's classroom from 3:30-5 pm on Tuesday, Jan 16th. Supplies and volunteers will be available to help you assemble your poster?
  • All School Science Fair: January 25, 2018, 5-7 pm. Pizza available for purchase!
    • Preliminary judging: Monday, Jan 22 -Wednesday, Jan 4,  3:30-8 pm.   Childcare provided 3-5 pm each day. We will need volunteers! Drop-in judging! Do your part in just one hour! Information and sign-up link to follow!  
    • Final judging will take place from 1:00-5:00 pm on the day of the science fair. We will need parents and community members with a science background to volunteer for this time slot. Information and sign-up link to follow!  
    • Awards will be presented at the all school science fair at 6 pm (top 3 and two honorable mentions for grades 5-8)



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