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2019-20 Elementary School STEM Fair Project Information for Students and Parents

Part I: School STEM Fair General Information for the 2018-19 School Year for Students and Parents

  • Each school will have its own 5th and 6th Grades STEM fair independent of the JSD District STEM fair. You will need to ask the school when it will be held.
  • Each parent needs to download the parent letter that tells about the procedure in doing a STEM fair project for the school STEM fair found in Part II.
  • 5th and 6th grades STEM fair packets are now on line on how to do a STEM fair project for the school STEM fair. They are below in Part IV.
  • Special rules are: (If not followed, the project can be disqualified.)
    • Each child must fill out the 2019 CUSF Elementary Entry Form (found below in Part V) and give it to his/her teacher before beginning his/her school STEM fair project.
    • 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 2019 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 2019 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 pathogens  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 children under 18, they must get written permission from the parents of those being tested.
  • Don't use any previous STEM fair packets or forms prior to this school year, 2018-19. 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.
  • All school STEM fairs must be completed by Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • This is the number of projects a teacher can send to the JSD Elementary STEM Fair:
    • Two winners can be chosen from each class if Scientific Method projects are the only projects sent.
    • Three winners can be chosen from each class if at least one project is an Engineering Project or at least one project is a Computer project.
    • Four winners can be chosen from each class if at least one project is an Engineering Project and at least one project is a Computer project. The other two projects can be any projects the teachers want to send.
  • All school winners chosen for the district STEM will be given a letter from the district about the STEM fair from their teachers. It is also below in Part X.
  • All winning students from each school need to pre-register on-line for the district STEM fair no later than Sunday, February 17, 2019  found on the District STEM Fair Information Page for Teachers and Parents.

Part II: Parent Letters To Know How to Help Their Children

  • Parent Letter For School STEM Fair Projects, 2018-19
  • Parent Role For Helping with Scientific Discovery Projects, 2018-19
  • Parent Role For Helping with Engineering Design Projects, 2018-19
  • Parent Role with Helping With Computer Design Projects, 2018-19

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

  • Understanding the Three STEM Fair Project Processes PPTs, 2018-19
    • Scientific Discovery Process PPT 2018-19
    • Engineering Design Process PPT, 2018-19
    • Computer Design Process PPT, 2018-19
  • STEM Fair Rules PPT, 2018-19
  • Scientific Discovery Process Example One PPT, 2018-19
  • Scientific Discovery Process Example Two PPT, 2018-19

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

  • Scientific Discovery Process--Student STEM Fair Packet, 2018-19
  • Engineering Design Process--Student STEM Fair Packet 2018-19
  • Computer Design Process--Student STEM Fair Packet, 2018-19

Part V: 2018 The Central Utah STEM Fair Elementary Entry Form (5th and 6th Grades only)

  • This form must be Filled in Prior to Beginning Your School STEM Fair Project. Click below to print it out.
    • Central Utah STEM Fair Elementary Entry Form 2018-19 English (5th and 6th Grades (This is an entry form for school and JSD STEM Fairs also.)
    • Central Utah STEM Fair Elementary Entry Form 2018-19 Spanish (5th and 6th Grades) (This is an entry form for school and JSD STEM Fairs also.)
  • Deciding the Project Category 2018-19
    • “Which Category Does Your Project Fit Into” 2018-19 or
    • http://cusef.byu.edu/elementary categories

Part VI: Other Special Papers For School STEM Fair Projects

  • STEM Fair Rules for STEM Fair Projects 2018-19
  • BSL Lab 1 Requirements 2018-19
  • Turning a Classroom into a BSL Lab 1 2018-19
  • Parent Consent Forms To Test Children Under 18 2018-19
  • Adult Consent Forms To Test Adults (18 and Over) 2018-19

Part VII: New 2018-19 School STEM Fair Judging Sheets

  • Elementary School Scientific Discovery Process Judging Sheet, 2018-19
  • Elementary School Engineering Design Judging Sheet, 2018-19
  • Elementary School Computer Design Judging Sheet, 2018-19

Part VIII: Supplementary STEM Fair Enhancement

  • Understanding an Engineering Science Fair Project, 2018-19, Amber Barron

Part IX: STEM Fair Grant Information

  • STEM Fair Project Mini-grant Elementary Student Application 2018-19

Part X: Jordan District Elementary STEM Fair Information for 2018-19

  • Here is the JSD STEM Fair information letter that each school winner needs to download so he/she knows what to expect from the JSD STEM Fair.
    • JSD Letter for School STEM Fair Winners, 2018-19
  • The District STEM Fair for 2018-19 will be held on Thursday, February 21 at Daybreak Elementary School from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • STEM Fair in-person registration and set-up will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at Daybreak Elementary from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 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