At BuffSCi, we believe that the Science Fair is an invaluable experience for our students. Each year, the Science Fair is a school-wide collaboration amongst our students. Students complete assignments in all of their classes relating to their projects. Each student is given instructions and handouts during each class for the various steps of his/her project. Students are given grades relating to his/her Science Fair project in all classes, in an effort to assist each student with his/her project in greater depth. Therefore, it is imperative for students to work continually on his/her Science Fair project at home in order to be prepared for each class. The students will receive a monthly calendar noting due dates for each part of the project.
The qualified projects are eligible for First, Second, or Third Place in the all-category, school-wide judging. Within specific categories First, Second and Third place winners will receive a medal! Projects are evaluated by invited guests to make up our esteemed, impartial Judges’ Panel who determine the student winners in each category.
Here are some of our top reasons as well as goals we hope that the students are able to achieve through participating in the BuffSci Science Fair:
For suggestions on helping students through this process and choosing a topic for his/her Science Fair project, there are various web sites that can help. These sites include but are not limited to:
We ask parents to encourage your child and monitor his/her progress along the way. Your support is the key to a successful project; but please do not allow your involvement to extend any further than support in order to assure equity and promote student learning! Guide your child whenever and wherever you can, but let the final project reflect your child's individual effort and design.
FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS
The science fair project can be divided into four major components: