5th Annual TSD Science Fair
Registration this year will due by October 31, 2016 for elementary students. All students must agree to meet posted deadlines to participate in the fair. This year's fair will be held on January 14, 2017 at Thompson Valley High School.
Elementary students may compete in Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Physical Sciences. Students will be judged in K-1, 2-3, or 4-5 grades. Some categories may be combined depending on the number of projects submitted.
Categories for secondary projects include:
Animal Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Earth
& Space Sciences, Energy & Transportation, Engineering,
Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Medicine
& Health, Microbiology, Physics, and Plant Sciences. Students will compete in the general middle school category.
Important! All projects must complete the required paperwork prior
to beginning an experiment. Elementary students should complete the
Registration and Permission Form along with the Science Fair Research
Plan. Deadlines to be met are listed on the plan. Middle school students should complete the Registration and Permission
Form along with the Science Fair Research Plan, Approval Form, Checklist for Adult Sponsor, Student
Checklist, and any other forms relevant to the student's project. All
forms can be found below or on the Intel Forms Page. Forms are due to Carol Swalley at 800 S Taft
Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 no later than October 31, 2016. Students will be notified of their project's acceptance no later than November 9, 2016.
Required of all Participants:
Elementary category descriptions can be found here.
Required of Secondary Students only:
If a project includes hazardous materials, animals, or humans, please submit those forms after the Risk Assessment Form.
If you are interested in starting a science fair in your school, below are links to documents to help you out:
Science Fair Parent Letter– Send to parents to introduce them to the concept of the fair and inform them of the requirements. Includes a parent permission form.
Science Fair Participant Packet – Send to kids who elect to participate in the fair and have returned their permission form.
Research Plan- Sample research plan that helps students walk through the process, step by step.
Science Fair Student Knowledge Guide – Outlines basic requirements and what students should know at the different elementary grade levels.
Emcee Information – Things to remember to announce on the day of the fair.