It's time for Grand Ridge's Science Fair! All students in grades 1-5 are encouraged to participate by working on a science project at home between now and March 17th and displaying it proudly at the Science Fair & Expo for everyone to see.  

Wednesday, March 18 6:00 – 8:00PM  
Science Fair & Expo for Grand Ridge families & the community 
Explore student science projects and enjoy hands-on science with Mad Science, Epic Art, 
Cougar Mountain Zoo, Recology, and more! Food available for purchase. 

Tuesday, March 17 5:00 – 8:00PM  
Science Project Drop-off (see details below) 

 

Register to participate

All young scientists wishing to display a project at the Fair must register here by February 28th. You will provide a few key details about their project on the registration page.  

Students may work on their project independently, or with a partner who is also a student at Grand Ridge; for example, a classmate or a sibling. If you do work with someone else, you both must register separately. 

Projects should be student-driven. 

Doing a science project doesn't have to be difficult, complicated, or expensive! Need help getting started? Review our guides: 

Choosing A Topic

Project Guidelines & Tips

As much as possible, project ideas and effort should come from the students. Parents should use their best judgment when deciding how much to help. For example, parents must obviously get involved when there is a potential safety issue. Also, for the younger kids, parents may need to provide some guidance. But it is important that the kids be able to call the project their own.

Project Drop-Off: Tuesday, March 17 5:00 – 8:00 PM 

You will select a one-hour drop-off slot during registration. A parent or guardian must accompany the student during the drop-off process.  

New evaluation process this year: We kindly ask that each parent contribute a few minutes of time to evaluate another student's project during drop-off. Don't worry, no scientific background needed & sample questions will be providedthen you just note quick feedback on the student's project. This will ensure all student’s work gets the attention deserved without a significant time commitment required for volunteers. 

Project Pick-Up: Projects must be taken home by 8pm on Wednesday, March 18. 

Feedback and awards

Our science fair is non-competitive, as our goal is to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. Each participant will have an opportunity to briefly present their project to a reviewer at project drop-off on March 17. All participants will receive a certificate and ribbon. 

Parent scientists can participate too!

Parents: If you love science as much as your kids do, and you're jealous that they get to have all the fun, not to worry! We need a few of you to put together your own science-related exhibits and demonstrations to add excitement to the Science Fair. No need to sweat: we won't put you in front of the judges, or make you document your procedures. If you're interested, please contact Liette Loiselle (liette_loiselle@hotmail.com).

Volunteers needed!

A big event like the Science Fair wouldn't be possible without the help of numerous volunteers. We have all kinds of different jobs to be done, so if you think you can spare some time on either March 17 or March 18, we would love your help. Please sign up now!