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Math and Environmental Special Award Guidelines

Mathematical Aspect:
We are once again offering children the chance to demonstrate grade level (or higher) math skills in their project and receive a medal to recognize their efforts. Our goal is to encourage and reward kids who have built some math into their science fair projects. A Math Special Honor Award will be awarded broadly to every project that requests a math review and demonstrates a use of math at or above grade level. Children whose projects use math to evaluate a hypothesis, describe their project (ie., measurements, weights, densities), or explain results (ie., graphs, charts, mathematical analysis) – using math skills that meet or exceed grade level expectations – will receive a Math Special Honor Award.

When registering, check the box indicating an interest in having your child’s project considered for the Math Special Honor Award. This way the judges will know to assess your child’s use of math at the Science Fair.

 

Environmental Aspect:
It is important to remember that we as humans are part of the environment. With 7.5 billion people on Earth, our combined actions also have a big impact on the environment. However, at least we are aware of that impact. We can do things as individuals and we can find ways to work together to lessen the detrimental impact human activities. Environmental science fair projects may explore topics such as air quality, water quality, the effects of climate change, ways to reuse materials, trying new “green” products, comparing organic versus conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, solar-powered products and so many other ideas!
Explore ways to reduce the impact we have on Earth with an environmental science fair project idea. Those whose projects are successful at bringing awareness to an environmental issue will receive a special Environmental Ribbon award!

When registering, check the box indicating an interest in having your child’s project considered for the Environmental Special Honor Award. This way the judges will know to assess your child’s attention to environmental issues at the Science Fair.

 

Please contact the Science Fair co-chairs with any questions.

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