A Note About the Science Fair Schedule and Judging
Fri, Apr 14 11:45am
Joaquin Miller Elementary

April 14, 2017


Attention: Joaquin Miller Parents and Families


The JM Science Fair is set for Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Multi-Purpose Room. Science Fair Projects are mandatory for 4th and 5th grade students, and optional for students at other grade levels. Students who are doing a project should have received an informational packet that includes a page about what the judges will be looking for. Additionally, I have included questions your students may be asked below.


To ensure students have an opportunity to present their projects to science fair judges and other guests, we ask that the students follow the schedule below:


5:30 – 5:45     Kindergarteners and First Graders will stand next to their projects.

5:45 – 6:15     Second and Third Graders will stand next to their projects.

6:15 – 7:00     Fourth and Fifth Graders will stand next to their projects.

Here are 20 Questions students might be asked:

  • Where did you get this idea?
  • How did you come up with this title?
  • What research did you do?
  • What was your hypothesis?
  • Why did you think that would happen?
  • What was your control?
  • What did you measure and how?
  • How did you calculate that result?
  • Why did you choose that amount, (or measurement, or piece of equipment, etc.)?
  • How did you replicate the experiment?
  • What does that graph tell you?
  • What did you base that conclusion on?
  • Why/How are your findings important?
  • Who might want to know this information?
  • What would be the next experiment you would do?
  • What was the hardest part (or most fun, or most exciting, or most surprising, etc.)?
  • Who helped you?
  • If you had to do it all over again, is there anything you would do differently?