the information you'll need to prepare and present your CLES
Project is contained in a single handbook.
There are several sites on the Web dedicated to
fairs. Some are listed in the Links
section. If there are any others out there you have found useful,
please let us know so we can share them with your classmates!
Having trouble coming up with an
idea for your
project? Here are some ideas to get you started :
How much of the
air I breathe
Does cooking rice at a
medium boil cook it
faster than simmering it?
kind of paper makes the best paper airplanes?
What design makes
What fabric makes
What food wraps
Do sunflowers grow
taste the same
if we hold our nose?
What cleaner is
cleaning off crayons?
best at melting ice on sidewalks?
How much chlorine
section also lists some
popular books that may help you in developing your project.
Unfortunately, Science Fair Season is in full swing, so many
are currently unavailable from the county's libraries (sec.
that you must submit your registration form
and entry fee ($2 per student) to the
front office by Feb 4.
The PTA is no longer supplying display boards, but you can find them at
local office supply and craft stores. Make sure
that you bring your project to the school by 6:15pm on the evening of
the Fair, February 25th.
See the front page
for the complete timeline.
have been contacting the Science
Fair Committee with lots of great questions about your
entries. Here's the answers:
worksheet need to be filled out and pasted onto the display board?
It's up to you. You could put the worksheet on the board, but
long as the all the necessary information is displayed, you
arrange it how you think best.
in the worksheet to anyone?
No. The worksheet is provided to help you organize your
However the Registration Form in the back of the Handbooks, and the
$2.00 registration fee, should be turned into the CLES office
together in teams? Can I work with my sister?
Yes, you can work together. Each team will share a single display
so only one of you needs to turn in the form. The registry
$2 per project regardless of how many students contribute to it.
people work on the same question? (Do all the questions have
Absolutely! In science, often several different investigators
will look at the same question. They may use different
experiments, or they may use slightly different procedures. Sometimes
they may get different results! While we would love to see
different questions, we're even more interested in seeing many
investigations and having lots of students participate. Pick
question that you find really interesting, even if somebody else is
already doing a similar question.
and baking soda explosive?
No, it's not explosive, but it is messy. You should probably
pictures, rather than bringing in something that mixes vinegar and
baking soda. If you really must bring it in, you will have to
clean up any mess you make, so plan to contain all your mess!