Science fair projects are normally intended to demonstrate scientific concepts on a small scale. Science fair projects normally have a purpose, hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable, experiment results, and a conclusion, and are normally intended to teach students about the scientific method.

All students are welcome to participate in the Science Fair and demonstrate their learning. Click here for rules and additional information.

Beverly Farms Science Fair [until 2017]

The Science Fair is typically held on the last Sunday of April. Its a fun learning experience for the Kids. Some pictures below from past events. Thank you Volunteers!! None of the PTA activities would be possible without you!    ...

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  • Students may work with a friend.
  • Students must be supervised by an adult.
  • The use of open flame, heating devices, class 2 or higher lasers or radiological materials in your poster presentation is strictly prohibited.
  • Electrical outlets will not be available for your poster, but battery-operated projects will be allowed.
  • Projects involving liquids should be on a tray to prevent spills.
  • Project must fit into a space 1 meter wide and 0.5 meter deep on a tabletop.
  • Poster must be three sided, free-standing, boards.
  • All projects must be labeled with your name and the question your project is answering.
  • Students are encouraged to use the library, favorite search engine, or other sources for ideas and research.
  • Make sure you have recruited your adult to supervise all aspects of the experiment and to help you.
  • Never eat or drink during an experiment and always keep your work area clean.
  • Wear protective goggles when doing any experiment that could lead to eye injury.
  • Do not touch, taste or inhale chemicals or chemical solutions.
  • Respect all life forms. Do not perform an experiment that will harm an animal.
  • Always wash your hands after doing the experiment,
  • Dispose waste properly.
  • Any project that involves drugs, firearms, or explosives are not permitted.
  • Any project that breaks MCPS policy, and/or local, state or federal laws are not permitted.
  • If there are dangerous aspects of your experiment, like using sharp tools or experimenting with electricity, please have an adult help you.
  • Pick a topic. What is your child interested in? Rocks, bugs, robots or weather? Find out what your child would like to learn more about.
  • Learn about the topic. There are many resources available to help your child learn about the subject and decide on a project. Go to the school library, public library, websites, and bookstores. There are many books about developing elementary school science projects. (A list of books is provided here to get you started.)
  • Develop your question. Phrase the project in terms of a question. For example,
  • “Does music affect plant growth?’ or “Are all rocks the same on the inside?’ or “On what foods does mold grow best?”
  • Set up the experiment. Decide how the question will be answered. Develop a plan and collect materials.
  • Conduct the experiment. Conduct the experiment and note the results.
  • Create a table and graph to display your data.
  • Develop a display to explain the experiment. Record all of your information on a three sided, free-standing board. Remember you’re your project must fit into a space 1 meter wide and 0.5 meter deep on a tabletop. You can bring other materials that will fit in this space.
  • Have fun! Come to the Science Expo and discuss your experiment with a real scientist!
  • Sample board: