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Calling all budding Lime Tree Scientists!

Lime Tree is hosting our annual Science Fair. This involves children, at home, researching and creating a display around a scientific question. We would like to encourage as many children as possible to take part however participation is optional; our previous Science Fairs have had fantastic participation with lots of wonderful projects.

This is an incredible opportunity for Years 1-6 children to become more involved with Science and research and investigate about a topic they are interested in.

Please bring your Science project into school between Monday 24th and Thursday 27th February. All projects will then be displayed at the LTPS Science Fair on Friday 28th February:

  • Children to look around Science Fair during the school afternoon.
  • Parents to look around Science Fair with their children after pickup 3.10 – 4.00
  • Camp Glide parents are welcome to look around the fair in the small hall when they collect their children.
  • All projects to be taken home on Monday 2nd March.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The entry to the Science Fair must include a display including their scientific question (e.g., which liquid found in the kitchen is the most dense?) as well as a write up of how they found the answer plus graphs and tables to support their findings. The layout should be as below:

science fair examples

This year, there are questions already phrased that the children can choose to use if they so wish. Alternatively, they could research a famous scientist or create their own question to investigate. Between 24-27th February, Science Leaders will be available in Farah classroom from 12:30 -1pm, should support be required to finish projects. The lucky winner and runners up will take their project to the Grand Final where it will be displayed with lots of other GLF schools. 

GLF Science Fair – Question Categories

Freestyle:

  • Choose your own question to investigate
  • Research a famous scientist and then create a presentation about their life and work.

Humans:

  • How does the length of time we exercise for affect our heart rate?
  • Which bacteria live with us?

Plants:

  • How does a seed change as it germinates?
  • Do some seeds grow more quickly than others?

Forces:

  • How does the size of a parachute affect the time it takes to fall to the ground?

Space:

  • What would humans have to do to be able to survive on Mars?
  • How does being in space for a long time effect the human body?

Materials:

  • Which material will make the best black-out blinds/curtains?
  • Which are the best kitchen towels for mopping up spills?

Light:

  • Can light go around corners?

 

We look forward to receiving all those entries!

Lucy Nualls
Science Leader

 

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