Our science fair is created by scientists who are dads and who want to see every child be excited about science. Unfortunately, science and math are often taught by rote memorization which makes them seem dull. Instead, we want to use this science fair to stoke their natural curiosity in the world around them.
We plan to make sure that your child loves their experience by offering to mentor them throughout this process. We would like to spark your child's natural curiosity and creativity so that they will want to experience science again, and again, and again.
A Good Old Fashioned
All events will take place at the Neighborhood Creative Arts Center, 106 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata.
Students will present their exhibit and engage in dialogue with each other and our evaluators. This allows them to share all they have learned and be stimulated to think even more deeply about different aspects of their project.
Your child will gain the following by participating in NCAC’s Good Old Fashioned Science Fair:
Increased awe and curiosity
ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THE SPOT
LEARN TO TURN A QUESTION INTO AN EXPERIMENT
ACCESS RELIABLE SOURCES
Submit your child’s registration online through neighborhoodcreativeartscenter.org
Encourage and guide your child as they
carry out their experiments and research.
Guide your child as they create their exhibit.
The exhibit should include the following:
INTRODUCTION & Background
A description of their question and the hypothesis they are testing in their experiment.
A description of their experiment and the method they used to collect their data.
A discussion of the data they collected and any analysis that was required.
Address how their results map to their original hypothesis. Articulate lessons learned and whether their conclusions would be applicable beyond just their experiment. Finally, discuss what they would change in their question, hypothesis, or experiment if they were to do it again.