District Science Fair
The Natrona County District and Regional Science Fair will be held February 1, 2014 at Verda James Elementary School. For more information call 577-0310.
Science fairs give students the opportunity to model the work of professional research scientists. Students who develop science projects learn or improve their:
Scientific method and experimentation skills
Logical thinking and problem-solving skills
Writing and public speaking abilities
Advanced library research skills
Understanding and appreciation of the discipline of science and careers in science
Winning is not the goal of a science fair project. Success should be measured by the following criteria: The student worked hard, increased in knowledge, improved his/her organizational skills, enhanced his/her thinking skills, and had fun along the way.
If you know of students who may be interested in doing a science fair project but their school does not participate in science fair, have them call the Casper Planetarium at 577-0310 and we will help them with their projects!
Natrona County Regional Science Fair
Students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades can participate in Regional Science Fair. Each participant must fill out all forms found at the University of Wyoming Science Fair Page as well as a W9 form.
Students who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Regional Science Fair are invited to continue on to State Science Fair.
General Science Fair Information
For helpful resources, please visit the MEDIA link on the right-hand side of the page. You should click "more..." inside the MEDIA box.
You will find the following documents:
Science Fair Student Handbook
Science Fair Parent Handbook
Science Fair Judge Handbook
Display and Safety Regulations
International Rules for Science Research
Rules for Using Human Subjects
Rules for Using Animal Subjects
State Science Fair
The Wyoming State Science Fair is open to students in sixth through twelfth grades. State Science Fair is hosted by the UW Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. Please follow the link to their site for more information.
NCSD District Science Fair
Students in the fourth and fifth grades are invited to participate in District Science Fair. Students at this level cannot move on to state, but it is an excellent opportunity for them to explore a topic of interest and gain experience that will help them in future projects.
Please visit the MEDIA link on the right-hand side of this page. Click "more..." and find the "District Science Fair Entry Form" and the "Science Fair 2013" information sheet.