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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 2019-20 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 by from Paul Nance, Elementary Science Teacher Specialist and JSD STEM Fair Coordinator.  (Also found here: Parent Letter For School STEM Fair Projects, 2019-20)
  • 5th and 6th grades STEM fair packets are 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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. This is important.
    • 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. (Paper form provided in student packet.)
  • If a student uses adults, they must get written permission from them. (Paper form provided in student packet.)
  • Don't use any previous STEM fair packets or forms prior to this school year, 2019-20. 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 14, 2020.
  • 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 through 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 Monday, February 17, 2020  found on the District STEM Fair Information Page for Teachers and Parents.

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

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: 2020 The Central Utah STEM Fair Elementary Entry Form (5th and 6th Grades only)

Part VI: Other Special Papers For School STEM Fair Projects (All these forms are also found in the Student STEM Fair Packets.)

Part VII: New 2019-20 School STEM Fair Judging Sheets

Part VIII: Engineering Design Process and Understanding

Part IX: STEM Fair Grant Information

Part X: Jordan District Elementary STEM Fair Information for 2019-20

  • 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, 2019-20 (TBA)
  • The District STEM Fair for 2019-20 will be held on Thursday, February 20 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 19 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 (TBA)