The 2018-2019 Drew Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 4-6pm. Fourth and fifth grade students are required to participate. Participation is optional (but encouraged) for students in pre-kindergarten through third grade.
The Drew Science Team will be available (upon request) to provide before and during school support to students in fourth and fifth grade. Primary students who develop individual projects must complete work at home. To provide the primary grades with an opportunity to participate in the fair, students will conduct class projects in school under the supervision of their teachers.
As part of the STEAM initiative, students have been exposed in varying stages to the Scientific Method or the Engineering Design Process. Details regarding each method will be available in student packets for your reference. Students in Pre-K through 4th grade will have flexibility to select from either method to complete a project. However, fifth grade students must use The Scientific Method for their project, and will be judged based on this criteria (more details will be provided to fifth grade students).
On the day of the Science and Engineering Fair (March 27) the displays will be set up in Drew’s multipurpose room between 4 and 6 PM for parents, friends, and staff to view. Students will be asked to remain with their projects for part of this time in order to explain their projects and answer questions. The fifth grade projects will be formally judged and awarded ribbons (first place, second place, third place).
Please keep in mind that we want these projects to be student led in order to provide a meaningful learning experience for your children.
Science & Engineering Fair Parent Letter 2019 (docx)Download
Engineering Workbook Grades K-3 (docx)Download
Scientific Method Workbook, Grades K-3 (docx)Download
Student Workbook Scientific Method Grades 4 & 5- 2019 (docx)Download
Science Fair Project Ideas (ppt)Download
Science Fair Questions for 4th & 5th Grade (ppt)Download
Visitor Questions to Ask Students During the Fair (docx)Download