Monday, November 3, 2014

Website has been updated for the 2016-17 Science Fair season!

Thank you for visiting the Patsy Sommer Science Fair Website! 

Science Fair is OPTIONAL for all grades K – 5.  However, only students in grades 3-5 who place and receive a notification letter at the school fair will be eligible to participate in the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair.      

***Due to Austin Energy Regional rules- Kinder, First and Second Grade students will only be able to share their projects with their classmates, and projects will be on display at the school wide science fair night.   K, 1, 2 should NOT register online.***

Please look at the "Pages" side bar on the right side of this website for more useful information to help your child's project.  

3rd - 5th Grades:  

In order for your child to participate you must make sure students:

1)  Print and fill out the Media Release and Research form that you will find on the "Important Information" link to the right.   TAPE these to the back of your child's project.  

2) Bring the project to school by January 17.

Important Dates

December 8, 2016
Science Research night in library (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

January 17, 2017

All projects due in school.  Please make the following is on the back of the project:
1) child's name 
2)classroom teacher's name
3) grade level
4) type of project is listed on the back of the board (collection, experiment, exhibit). 
5) Tape the Media Release and Research Form on the back of your child's project).  
Drop project off in your teacher's classroom.  Students will share projects with their classmates on January  22.

Students (or teachers) in Grades 3-5 bring their projects to the library for judging by 3:00 p.m.   

January 18, 2017
Judging will take place at school.  Only the top 14  projects from grades 3-5 will advance to the Regional Science Fair.   Teachers of students in K-2nd grade drop projects off for display during science fair night by 3:00 p.m. on January 25.

January 18 , 2017

Family Science Night 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the library.  All projects (K-5) will be on display. Finalists will have a special certificate on their project board, and a list of necessary items to turn in to go to regional fair.

Finalists must turn in all required forms to the school office.

February TBA, 2017
Austin Energy Regional Science Fair for grades 3 – 5 qualifying participants.  Students will be contacted by school's science fair team. (Projects must be registered through school only).

Volunteer opportunity:  If you or someone you know (Co-workers, grandparents, college age siblings) are interested in volunteering to judge on January 25, please contact   Thanks!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Date Reminders-

Wednesday, January 18 Science Fair Project Show Off Night Tonight!   5:30-6:30p.m. in the Library

Come see some awesome projects and find out if you advanced to the Austin Energy Regional Festival (only 3-5th grades allowed).

Thursday, February 2
**Those advancing to regionals need to turn paperwork in 

Friday, February 17
**Those advancing to regionals take projects to Palmer Events Center for sign in

Saturday, February 18
Austin Energy Science Festival day at Palmer Events Center

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Science Fair projects due at school on Wednesday, January 17 to your classroom teacher!

Last Minute Reminders-
1) Remember to WRITE YOUR NAME & GRADE LEVEL on your project.   Please TAPE (not glue) the necessary print outs that are located on the "Important Information" Link on the right side of this website.

2) Make sure you've included every section that is on the judging rubric on your project board.

3) Students will be sharing their project with their class on January 18, and then 3rd - 5th graders will be moved to the judging area that afternoon.   Judging will happen on Wednesday, January 18 in the morning.   If your child is sick that day, please keep them home.   We will judge all of the projects, even if the student is sick/absent.  It is a great learning experience for the students to get to present their project to the judges, but not required in order to participate or move on to regionals.

4) Reminder- ONLY students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are eligible to advance to the Austin Energy Science Festival.   We will advance the top students with the highest averaged scores from their judges.  These students will be notified by a paperwork registration packet clipped to their science fair project.