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2017-18 Elementary School STEM Fair Project Information for Teachers

Part I: Teacher School STEM Fair General Information for the 2017-18 School Year.  (Many of the things below are found on the Student School STEM Fair Information Page.)

  • Each school needs to have its own 5th and 6th Grades STEM fair independent of the JSD STEM fair.
  • Each teacher needs to register his/her class on line to enter students into the JSD STEM Fair so I know how many to expect to participate so I can get the number of respective judges. This registration link is found in Part II.
  • Each parent needs to be given the JSD parent information paper that give guidelines and ideas on how to do a STEM Fair project for the school STEM fair found in Part VI.
  • The teacher can use the PowerPoints found in Part III to teach the students how to do a school STEM Fair project and to know what the rules are up front so the projects aren't disqualified when chosen to compete in the JSD STEM Fair.
  • 5th and 6th grades STEM fair packets are now on line on how to do a STEM fair project. They are below in Part IV.
  • Two winners can be chosen from each class if Scientific Method projects are sent.
  • Three winners can be chosen from each class if at least one project is an Engineering or Computer project.
  • Four winners can be chosen from each class if at least one project is an Engineering project and one is a Computer project.
  • All school STEM fairs must be completed by Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • All school winners chosen for the JSD District STEM need to be given a letter from the district about the information packet about the district STEM fair from their teachers. That letter is below in Part XI.
  • All winning students need to pre-register on-line for the district STEM fair no later than Sunday, February 9, 2018 on the JSD District STEM Fair information page.
  • Special rules for entering a STEM Fair project in the School STEM Fair are: (If not followed, the project can be disqualified.)
    • Each child must fill out the 2018 CUSF Elementary Entry Form and give it to his/her teacher before beginning his/her school STEM fair project. (This form is found in Part V below.)
    • If a student uses people, animals, controlled substances, or hazardous devices in his/her science fair project, special professional people must approve it for safety. (Papers are in the 2018 CUSF Elementary Entry Form.)
    • If a student grows bacteria, mold, fungi, or viruses special professional people must approve it for safety. (Papers are in the 2018 CUSF Elementary Entry Form.)
    • If a student grows bacteria, mold, fungi, or viruses they must be grown in a lab and not at home. Growing it at home will disqualify the project from competition.
    • If a student uses children under 18, they must get written permission from the parents of those being tested.
    • If a student uses adults 18 years or older, they must get written permission from that adult.
  • Don't use any previous STEM fair packets or forms prior to this school year.  Use only forms that have 2017-18 on them. Some information is new or became updated from prior years.
  • Call Paul Nance at 801-244-6479 or email him at paul.nance@jordandistirct.org if you have questions about the STEM fair project process or the rules.

Part II: Teacher Classroom Registration, Teacher Packet, and Checklist

Part III: How to do STEM Fair Projects--PowerPoint Presentations

Part IV: Student STEM Fair Packets For School STEM Fair Projects for 5th and 6th Grades

Part V: The Central Utah STEM Fair Elementary Entry Form (5th and 6th Grades) Must be Filled in Prior to Beginning Your School STEM Fair Project. 

Part VI: Parent Information Letters/Documents

Part VII: Other Special Papers For School STEM Fair Projects

Part VIII: School STEM Fair Judging Sheets

Part IX: Important Knowledge Papers About STEM Fair Projects

Part X: Supplementary STEM Fair Enhancement

Part XI: STEM Fair Grant Information for Students and Teachers

Part XI: JSD Elementary STEM Fair Information for 2017-18

  • The District STEM Fair for 2017-18 will be held on Wednesday, February  21 at Daybreak Elementary School from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • STEM Fair in-person registration and set-up will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at Daybreak Elementary from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

  • Daybreak Address: 4544 West Harvest Moon Drive (11710 South) South Jordan, 84095

  • Click here for more information about the JSD Elementary STEM Fair
  • Click here if you would like to sign up to be a judge at the Jordan District STEM Fair for February 21.
  • Click here for District and Outside Personnel Sign-up for JSD Elementary Fair Judging for February 21.