Science Fair: January 14, 2020
About the SCES Science Fair
The Swift Creek Elementary School Science Fair is an opportunity for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students can work on projects individually or with one or two partners. Participation in this event is optional.
Here is how our Science Fair is run. Our judges are volunteers from the community who have STEM background and who understand the underlying principles and work involved in each project.
We have both Demonstration and Experimental project categories. Up to three 1st-3rd place and unlimited honorable mention medals can be awarded per grade (depending on our partition numbers). All participants receive a prize.
In addition, the judges pick the three best overall projects. These receive "Best in Show" trophies. The experimental "Best in Show" projects are eligible for entry into the regional science fair. Swift Creek covers the registration fee for the regional fair. Ashley Elliott, the Science Fair Committee Chair, provides an information sheet to "Best in Show" parents detailing how to register for the regional fair. We also have a recognition ceremony the evening of the Science Fair.
Our fair is under the direction of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair. Our fair follows the rules set forth by the INTEL International Science and Engineering fair.
For more information, contact Science Fair chair Ashley Elliott.
Science Buddies: Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, and Tools
ipl2: Science Fair Resource Guide
Student Science: Intel ISEF
Important Dates and TIMES
This year's fair is Thursday, January 14, 2020 and will be held in the cafeteria.
You must check in your project between 8:00-9:15am. A recognition ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.
To participate in the Swift Creek Science Fair, everyone must complete the 1-page registration form.
For more information about the requirements for the Demonstration and Experimental categories, see these documents:
Congratulations to this year's Participants
BEST IN SHOW
Best in Show winners move on to the Regional Science Fair in February. We wish them lots of luck!
- Ava G. and Taylor D. "Are Your Hands Clean?"
- Tanner W. "The Salty Egg"
- Alex B. "Tool or Clothes: Does an Eyepatch Help You to See?"
- 1st: Brooklyn W. "Pop Pop Popcorn!"
- 2nd: Rohan J. "Shuffling Madness"
- 3rd: Bailey L. "Evolution of an Evil Eye: Eye Stripe and Aggression in Male Bahamas Mosquito Fish