Time's a-wasting before the Elementary Science Fair

by Lee Vaughan

Philip Science Fair organizer

With just three weeks to go until the Philip Elementary Science Fair, it's time to pull out all stops to wrap up this year's research.

For students' convenience, the websites listed on the handouts explaining how to do a project, write the report, and set up a board, have been listed on the school's web page. All that is necessary is select the appropriate site and click.

As in the past, students will be setting up their projects in the Elementary Gym between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. on March 27th. At 4:00 p.m., all but those with even numbers will need to leave the gym. The judges will then be meeting with the even numbered students to discuss their findings. At 5:00 p.m., the odd numbered students need to return for their interviews. During the judging, in order to facilitate the process, only the judges and the appropriately numbered students are to be in the gym.

At 6:00 p.m., or when the judges finish, the doors will be open for the parents and public to view the research of our young scientists.

Elementary Principal Keven Morehart will be awarding prizes for the first, second and third places at each grade level promptly at 7:00 p.m.

A couple of additional dates to keep in mind, if your student (6th grade and above) wishes to participate in the High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, April 4th, they will need to have completed their registration by Friday, March 7th. More information about the fair can be found at http://www.hp cnet.org/science.