Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites students in grades 1-6 to participate in the Science Fair this winter! Registration will be open Monday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 22. To register for this year’s Science Fair, use this Registration Form. In order to register, you must know the District 58 username for each student. Usernames can be found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
The Science Fair will take place Saturday, Jan. 20 from 8-11 a.m. at O’Neill Middle School. The fair is open to all District 58 students in grades 1-6. Participating in the Science Fair is voluntary, 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 register only once and select only one adult to register for the partner project. On this form, you will have the opportunity to list two separate email contacts to accommodate partner projects. That way all parents/guardians of partner projects will receive communications.
Please see the below links for the Science Fair schedule, project topic ideas, grade-specific project instructions, requirements and more. All projects will comprise an exhibit, written report, and oral report.
- Science Fair Schedule
- Instructions video for Grades 1-2
- Project Ideas & Requirements (Grades 1-2)
- Instructions video for Grades 3-6
- Project Ideas & Requirements (Grades 3-6)
- Citing Online Resources Link
A team of two judges will objectively evaluate the Science Fair entries using the following Science Fair Evaluation Form.
Feedback will be provided on which elements are observed or not observed.
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 independently 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.
The District 58 Science Fair Committee