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?
- Oil Spills
- Why Do Some Liquids Not Mix?
- Venus Fly Trap
- Gummi Science
- How are Icicles Formed?
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: