District 58 Science Fair registration open from Dec. 2-16

Science Fair will take place Jan. 21 at O’Neill

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites students in grades 1-6 to participate in the Science Fair this winter! Registration will be open Friday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 16.  District 58 will email families the registration link and post it to this webpage on Friday, Dec. 2.

The Science Fair will occur Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8-11 a.m. at O’Neill Middle School. The fair is open to all District 58 students in grades 1-6. The Science Fair is a voluntary experience, but District 58 encourages every student to consider participating!

Students may register as an individual or with one partner. If the partners are in two different grade levels, they must follow the rules of the older grade level. 

Please note, the Science Fair registration form is to be completed by ONE adult per project. If this is a partner project, please select one adult to register for each project.  You will have the opportunity to list two separate contact emails on this form to accommodate projects with multiple families receiving any future communications.

Please see the below links for the Science Fair schedule, project topic ideas, grade-specific project instructions, judging requirements and more. All projects will comprise an exhibit, written report, and oral report. Participants in grades 1-2 will be judged non-competitively and will all receive a participation ribbon. Students in grades 3-6 may choose to participate competitively or non-competitively. 

A team of two judges will objectively rate the Science Fair's competitive entries on their knowledge of topic, written report and exhibit. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded. 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to support their children and ensure they follow instructions correctly. However, the Science Fair is an independent project, and children are expected to complete all manipulations and measurements for their experiments, and to create all drawings and charts for their boards, without parent help.

District 58 seeks judges to evaluate Science Fair projects! Each Science Fair project is judged by a two-person team: one “technical” judge with a strong science background and one educator judge. Please click here to sign up to be a Science Fair judge.

For more information, please check with your student’s school.  

Sincerely,

The District 58 Science Fair Committee