Science fair projects provide application practice

Reading and watching videos about science experiments can be interesting but there’s nothing more engaging than having students create their own science projects.

Frank Madla Elementary School is inviting its students to prepare and submit science projects. The Frank Madla Science Fair will take place on Thursday, March 8. Deadline to submit completed projects is Thursday, February 23.

Science, technology, engineering and math (stem) programs and initiatives have increased dramatically over the last year and many schools across the nation are promoting STEM-instruction. Science fairs promote STEM awareness and give student hands-on application to concepts learned in class.

South San elementary students have guidelines to prepare their science experiments. The projects give students a chance to practice the scientific method. Based on their chosen projects, they will question, research, make predictions and test their hypothesis.

After making their observations, students will make conclusions based on recorded data from their experiments. Following exact procedures and guidelines helps develop reading, interpreting, analytical and critical thinking skills– skills that will no doubt be useful in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) exams.

Read more about this story online at the South San ISD’s New Site.