5th Grade Science Fair – Volunteer Support Needed

In just a few short weeks we will be kicking off our 5th Grade Science Fair program! We are looking for volunteers to support this longstanding program. The 5th Grade Science Fair is an in-class program that links small groups of students with UW scientist mentors to develop and conduct an experiment.

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • Photograph experiments and groups
  • Providing in-class support for our UW Scientist Mentors
  • Gathering students from classrooms to participate in experiments. Collect extra supplies from science fair closet.

*Fridays, January 13 thru March 3 from 12:45 to 1:45pm
See link to sign up: 5th Grade Science Fair Support for ANY dates you are available.

More about our 5th Grade Science Fair:
During this in-class program, a scientist mentor (UW undergrad or graduate student) will lead a small group of students 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 March. At the Science Fair on Thursday, March 9th from 7-8pm, the students will display poster boards describing their projects and field questions about their experiment.

Please contact Lauren Abraham if you have any questions. Thank you for considering!