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Science Fair 2024

Ithan Elementary School Science Fair
Monday, March 4, 2024  
6:00 to 8:00pm
Ithan’s Science Fair is returning to IES!
Bring the entire family to see science and STEM projects created by Ithan students.
The goal of the science fair is to encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering and related fields.
Ithan’s science fair is a great opportunity for families to learn together.
The PTO is delighted to maintain its tradition of offering ribbons and 6th year trophies.
Generous donations provided by our families through our Parent Sponsorship Program help make these prizes possible!
Please consider signing up to VOLUNTEER at the fair. We need help with project drop off, event set up, bake sale donations, and bake sale table.


STUDENT PROJECT CATEGORIES (solo or groups up to 4 students)

Category One: LEARN & EXPLAIN

Are you curious to learn how something works? Is there an invention you would like to create? Explain any aspect of scientific knowledge which you have learned through research or observation. Perform a scientific demonstration that explains a concept or shows how something works. 

Non-experiment projects do not need to follow the scientific method, but should be organized in approach and presentation.  Each project should have a clear Introduction stating why the student chose this topic and a concise Conclusion explaining what the student learned.


1.     Choose a problem and ask a question about it. Choose something that interests you or a question where you don't know the answer.
2.     Research your topic. Read about it, ask adults questions, make a list of things you know about it and a list of things you want to know about it.
3.     Form a hypothesis. This is your educated guess about the solution to your question. Your hypothesis must be very clear so you can test it.
4.     Write your procedures. Tell what you will do to test your hypothesis. List the materials you will need. Write down everything you will do and number each step.
5.     Test your theory. Perform your experiment at home by following your procedures.  Make observations, collect data and take pictures. Keep notes about the experiment and the results. 
6.     Organize your data. Make tables, charts, or graphs to show your results. Write a summary. 
7.     State your conclusion. What happened? Was it what you expected? Did you find out what you wanted to know?