Science Week

Science Week

Science Week is coming!
April 12-April 18


Science Week:

Our theme this year is Health and Wellness and science week activities will be focused on healthy choices for individuals and communities.  Science week will kick off with an assembly on April 12 to get the kids excited for the week to come.  The culmination of science week is our annual science fair on April 18th.  Participation is encouraged for all age groups!

Science Fair Registration:

If your child is doing a Science Fair project for Science Fair, please register using this link. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 5th. There is no need to register if you are just attending and not doing a Science Fair project.

  • Entries may include traditional science experiments, collections, inventions, research reports, biographies, coding or anything under the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math) umbrella.  We encourage students to use the Scientific Method  in completing their project. See Prospect’s Science Fair Planning Guide.
    • Last year’s projects included the traditional tri-fold boards, but also included a Rube Goldberg machine that was over 4 ft tall, a giant fluidized sand mattress, and a coded video game– the only limit to your project is your imagination.
    • As always, remember that food of all kids should not be brought into the school.  If your child wants to include food in their experiment, consider creative alternatives instead of bringing the food into school, e.g. photographs, models, or papier mache. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie or Katie (contact information below).
    • Please look at the Website Resources for Science Fair Projects for more helpful information that you can use to prepare your Science Fair project.
  • Participants may choose to work individually or with partners on their projects.
  • Students should be prepared to discuss their Science Fair project with those who attend.

Science Fair Scavenger Hunt:

Our fun scavenger hunt will be back again by popular demand; it’s a great way for the kids to engage with the projects and lets the participants talk about their project with peers.  Anyone who completes and turns in their scavenger hunt form will be eligible to win fun prizes!

Please also sign up to be a Parent Volunteer at the Science Fair and Family Night. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to help on science night, please contact Carrie Willard (ccwillard7@gmail.com) or Katie Allanson (katieallanson@gmail.com)