Friday, February 3, 2012

Science Fair Part 2

The fair went well.  It was the 13th annual homeschool science fair in St. Joseph.  I would estimate there were around 40 homeschooled students there, from PreK thru high school with displays.  Many more people came in to look at the displays, so it was pretty crowded.

Rebecca's display board on fossils.  She has part of her collection on the table also, but you really can't see it in this picture. 

At this fair, entertainment and snacks are provided while you wait your turn to talk to the judges.  Judges call the kids up and discuss their project with them.  This gives the kids the chance to show they know more (or less) than what is in their display, and also gives them some "interview" experience.

Elizabeth brought a few of her rockets with her.  There would not have been room at the table if she had brought them all.

Elizabeth was able to explain to the judges what makes a rocket fly, describe the parts of a rocket and answer all the questions they asked her.

All the judges are volunteers and are rather knowledgeable in the field of science.  Various individuals and businesses donate prizes.  All the participants receive a prize, ribbon and certificate.   

Looking forward to next years fair! 

Now, to turn our focus to the upcoming 4H contest day and optimist speech contests.


covnitkepr1 said...

Brings back memories.
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Pam said...

What an awesome science fair. I really enjoyed our science fair days. Great pictures.