Charlemagne Science Fair – Start Now and Join the Fun this Spring!

The Charlemagne Science Fair will be held in Spring and open to all grades. This is a fun opportunity for kids to explore areas of interest in the sciences, learn scientific methods, and prepare and organize a project.

We’re writing now to give you more time to decide on your Science Fair topic. For example, a child recently asked a parent why animals had different kinds of fur. The parent then suggested that it might make a great science fair topic, and the fun of exploration and learning began! So there’s an opportunity as questions come up in class or in conversation to discover a fun Science Project!

Here are some of the topics from years past:

  • Growing Crystals
  • Maps and Cartography
  • How do Flowers Smell?
  • Earthworms
  • Rainbows
  • Oil Spills
  • Why Do Some Liquids Not Mix?
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Gummi Science
  • How are Icicles Formed?
  • Pyramids
  • Acids
  • How does Helium Make a Balloon Float? Are Dogs Really Color Blind?
  • What is a Shooting Star?
  • Lemon Batteries
  • Are Birds Dinosaurs?
  • Why Do People Sneeze?
  • How Does a Thermos Work?
  • How Saltwater Influences Buoyancy Taste Buds
  • Growing Bacteria
  • How Are Clouds Formed? Tectonic Plates
  • Slugs
  • Digestive System
  • Rocks and Fossils
  • Why Does Gravity Exist?

 

Each entrant will receive a Certificate and they can be interviewed about their project if they wish. The interviews help to give each student a sense of accomplishment.

 

More information is coming. If you have questions or would like to be a parent volunteer, please e-mail charlemagnescience@gmail.com. There are many resources to help choose a topic. Some possible categories are shown below.

  • Astronomy – The study of the stars, planets, solar system and universe.
  • Biology – The study of all living things.
  • Botany – study of plants: what makes them grow and their contribution to our environment, their cellstructure?
  • Zoology – study of animals: how they hear and see, how they behave in their natural environment or withpeople, about their body and how it functions?
  • Earth Science – The study of the earth. Are you curious about fossils, minerals, rocks, earthquakes,volcanoes, the weather, oceans, marine life or prehistoric creatures?
  • Math and Computer Science – how computer games work, estimation, math tricks

 


These websites can help to provide ideas, direction and structure for your child’s science project:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/  |  http://pbskids.org/designsquad/

https://www.brainpop.com/science/  |  http://kids.usa.gov/science/

http://kids.usa.gov/science/  |   http://watchknowlearn.org