Science & Technology Fair

  • Do you wonder how things work? Do you ask "Why?" or "How" a lot? Do have questions about life, the universe, and everything? Do you feel the need to check things out for yourself and take things apart? If yes, you are a thinker and a scientist!

    On March 6, 2019, Montclaire will be hosting the Science & Technology Fair. This voluntary event is open to all grades (K–5). The intent of the Science & Technology Fair is to have fun, innovate, and think creatively! The purpose of the Science & Technology Fair is to increase the awareness of, exposure to, and participation in inquiry-based science learning. The Science & Technology Fair provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate student research and learning.

    The emphasis for the Science & Technology Fair is on participation; the projects will not be judged, but volunteers will be asking questions of the participants to understand the students' project ideas, experiments, and results. Participants may be asked to explain how you chose your project, what you did, and what happened.

Square image with the words Think, Build, Experiment and Innovate
  • Interested in participating?  Here's what you need to do: 

    1. Registration - Closed!

    Registation for the 2018/19 Science Fair is now closed.  Any Montclaire student may participate in the Science and Technology Fair. Feel free to pair up with a classmate, a friend in another classroom/grade, or a sibling! See the registration page for details.

    2. Choose Your Project

    Interested in learning how something works or grows? Take apart your toaster! Make a battery from a potato! Grow a crystal garden! Like building? Build a cool vehicle that picks things up or moves! Write a program that talks or makes funny noises! Put a Snap Circuit together that makes light! Design an experiment to answer a question you've had. Did it change color? Get hotter? Colder? What is the perfect ratio of baking soda and vinegar to make that volcano erupt? Design a robot to do your homework!

    3. Display

    Bring your built creation, a video of your exploding volcano, or publish your results on a display board or other creative or interactive display to explain and showcase your project.

    Set up your display on March 5, 2019 from 2:00-4:30pm OR on March 6, 2019 from 7:30-8:30am in the GLC. 

    4. Present

    The displays will be presented at the Science & Technology Fair on March 6, 2019 in the Montclaire GLC (setup is the day / evening before). Some electrical cords may be provided, but if needed, please provide; any other electronic display items (e.g., laptops, iPads, etc.) must be provided by the participant.

     

    That's it! Need ideas? Check online for fun ideas, like at Science Buddies or Education.com.

    Still stuck for ideas? Contact the Science & Technology Fair leads: Fionna Mowat at fmowat@exponent.com, or Monica Chandra at monica.deshpande@gmail.com

    The General Guidelines and Safety Rules will help you create the best science project ever! Parental assistance should be limited: ask questions, provide materials, ensure safety, consult on topics and methods, and encourage excitement!

    Remember, the intent of the Science & Technology Fair is to have fun, innovate, and think creatively! The only mandatory rules are the Safety Rules. Please note that NO LIQUIDS are allowed in the GLC.

    For projects involving wet stuff, contact the Science & Technology Fair co-leads: Fionna Mowat at fmowat@exponent.com, or Monica Chandra at monica.deshpande@gmail.com for suggestions.