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  • THE KING-MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR IS IN JANUARY!

    Do you want something fun to do during

    the school breaks? Why not consider a

    science project to enter into the King

    Murphy Science Fair? It’s not too early to

    begin working on that cool project you’ve

    been thinking about…

    The rules are the same as the Mountain Area Science Fair (MASF),

    which will be available to us in early December. The KMSF is scheduled

    for January 20, 2017 in the KM gym. Winners of the Division II and III

    categories will advance to the MASF scheduled for February 4, 2017 at

    Evergreen Country Day School.

    The divisions are:

    Division I – Kindergarten and 1st grade

    Division II – 2nd and 3rd grades

    Division III – 4th – 6th grades

    The categories are (based on the Mountain Area Science Fair topic categories):

    Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics Botany

    Chemistry Earth/Environmental

    Electricity and Magnetism Human Body/Health

    Material Science Microbiology

    Physics Structures

    Zoology Computer Science/Engineering (Division III only)

    We need volunteers for the King Murphy Science Fair.

    If you would like to help with the KMSF, please contact Heidi Lupinacci or Carly Allen

    ([email protected] or [email protected]). Volunteers are needed to help with set-up of tables, organizing displays, assisting entrants and other volunteers,

    clean-up/take-down, and in particular, judging.

    If you have expertise in any of the categories, we would appreciate

    your willingness to volunteer as a judge!

    mailto:[email protected]rg mailto:[email protected]

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    KING-MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

    STUDENT AND VOLUNTEER PACKET For the 2016-2017 Academic Year

    KING-MURPHY SCIENCE FAIR COMMITTEE

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    The King Murphy Science Fair (KMSF) is an opportunity for students to enter a project of their choosing

    in a specific topic category. The KMSF follows the same rules and judging as does the Mountain Area

    Science Fair (MASF) with the exception that grades K-3rd have the option to enter a research project

    which is a project that does not involve the testing of a hypothesis (please note that research projects

    do not advance to the MASF). Division I (Kindergarten and 1st grade) winners do NOT advance to the

    Mountain Area Science Fair, though they will be recognized at their school science fair as winners for

    their respective topic category. For Division II and III, only the first place winners of a testable question

    project in their respective category topic will be invited to advance to the MASF. The rules of the KMSF

    are contained here. The rules of the MASF are available in the front office or electronically by request

    to the chair or co-chair.

    The Divisions are:

    Division I = Kindergarten and 1st grade (research project or testable question projects)

    Division II = 2nd and 3rd grades (research projects or testable question projects)

    Division III = 4th, 5th, and 6th grades (testable question projects only)

    The Topic Categories are:

    Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics Botany

    Chemistry Earth/Environmental

    Electricity and Magnetism Human Body/Health

    Material Science Microbiology

    Physics Structures

    Zoology Computer Science/Engineering (Division III only)

    Table of Contents Entrant Form ..............................................................................................................................................................2

    Volunteer Form ..........................................................................................................................................................3

    King Murphy Science Fair Rules ..................................................................................................................................4

    Science Fair Helpful Tips .............................................................................................................................................5

    Testable Question Project Progression ......................................................................................................................6

    Research Project Progression .....................................................................................................................................9

    KMSF Judges Scoring Guide ..................................................................................................................................... 10

    KMSF Judging Score Sheet for Testable Question Projects (non-CS&E, for K-6) ..................................................... 14

    KMSF Judging Score Sheet for Testable Question Projects (For CS&E, for K-6) ...................................................... 15

    KMSF Judging Score Sheet for Research Projects (For K-4 grades) ......................................................................... 16

    Student/Adult Involvement Form ........................................................................................................................... 17

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    Entrant Form

    RETURN THIS FORM NO LATER THAN December 9, 2016 to the King Murphy School

    Front Office

    Name of entrant: ____________________________________Grade: ___________ (Division I, II, or III)

    Teacher: ___________________________________________

    Project type: ___Research Project (for grades K-3rd) or ___Testable Question Project (for grades K-6th)

    The category the project will be entered as (check only one):

    Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics Botany

    Chemistry Earth/Environmental

    Electricity and Magnetism Human Body/Health

    Material Science Microbiology

    Physics Structures

    Zoology Computer Science/Engineering (Division III only)

    The topic I will investigate:

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    The question I will try to answer (testable question hypothesis):

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Project title:

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    I have read the science fair packet and the rules. I agree to follow the rules and commit to the stated

    timeline.

    Student Signature and Date: __________________________________________________________________

    The project is first and foremost a learning and inquiry opportunity for the entrant. I will ensure the

    assistance I or other adults provide will be supportive and age appropriate. I have read the rules and packet

    contents with my student entrant.

    Parent/Guardian Signature and Date:___________________________________________________________

    Email (or contact info if email is not available) of parent:___________________________________________

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    Volunteer Form

    Are you passionate about encouraging students in science, technology, engineering, and math?

    Sign up as a King Murphy Science Fair volunteer today!

    Name: _______________________________________________________________________________

    Email: _______________________________________________________________________________

    Contact information if email not available: __________________________________________________

    I have a King-Murphy student or students: __________________________________________________

    __ I do not have a student at King-Murphy Elementary School.

    My choices in volunteering (check):

    ___ Judge (January 20, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM)

    Briefly state your qualifications for judging: __________________________________________

    My topic categories:

    Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics Botany

    Chemistry Earth/Environmental

    Electricity and Magnetism Human Body/Health

    Material Science Microbiology

    Physics Structures

    Zoology Computer Science/Engineering (Division III only)

    ___ Set Up (January 19, 2017 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and/or January 20, 2017 07:30 AM to 8:30 AM)

    ___ Assist with non-judging details of the fair, such as after school support, material support, practice sessions,

    organizing project displays in the gym, managing forms and judging sheets

    ___ Provide food items for breakfast and lunch for the judges and volunteers (January 20, 2017)

    ___ Help with material resources (display boards, volunteer recognition, food/bevs) but can’t be there

    ___ Take-down, clean-up, return tables to the provider

    Please return the volunteer form to King-Murphy’s front office or to

    Heidi Lupinacci [email protected] or Carly Allen [email protected] before January 6, 2017.

    mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected]

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