4th/5th Grade Science Fair — Volunteers needed

We are excited to kick off our 4th/5th Grade Science Fair program this week! We are looking for volunteers to support this longstanding program. The 4th/5th Grade Science Fair is an in-class program that links small groups of 4th/5th grade students with UW scientist mentors to develop and conduct an experiment.

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Volunteers are needed to provide in-class support for our UW Scientist Mentors
Gather students from classrooms to participate in experiments. Collect and extra supplies from science fair closet. Photograph experiments/groups. No skills needed!


  • Mondays Jan 11 thru Feb 29 (4th graders)
  • Fridays Jan 15 thru Feb 26 (5th graders)
  • Time: 1:45 to 2:45 pm

More about our 4th/5th Grade Science Fair:
During this in-class program, a scientist mentor (UW undergrad or graduate student) will lead a small group of 4th or 5th graders to develop and run a scientific experiment. By participating in this program, students actively engage in the most important parts of the scientific process: formulating a hypothesis/testable question, developing appropriate experiments, analyzing results, and drawing and communicating conclusions. Sessions will run from January through February. At the Science Fair on Sat. March 5th 1-3 pm, the students will display poster boards describing their projects and field questions about their experiment.

Please contact 4th/5th Grade Science Fair Coordinator Karen Lindburg if you have any questions.