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2019-20 Elementary School STEM Fair Project Information for Teachers

To be a Teacher Judge for the JSD 2019-20 Elementary STEM Fair--Click Here

Teacher registration to enter his/her class in the 2019-20 JSD Elementary STEM Fair

Teacher Information STEM Fair Packet 2019-20 (In two parts)

Parent Letter For the Elementary School STEM Fair 2019-20--From Paul Nance to parents, JSD Science Specialist and Elementary STEM Fair Coordinator

Part I: Teacher School STEM Fair General Information for the 2019-20 School Year.  (Many of the things below are found on the Parent/Student School STEM Fair Information Page.)

  • 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 and above.
  • Each school needs to have its own 5th and/or 6th Grade STEM fair independent of the JSD STEM fair.
  • Each parent needs to be given the JSD parent information paper (written by Paul Nance) 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.
  • 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 2020 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 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 any of them 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. Paper are in Part VII below.
    • If a student uses adults 18 years or older, they must get written permission from that adult. Papers are in part VII below.
  • Don't use any previous STEM fair packets or forms prior to this 2019-20 school year.  Use only forms that have 2019-20 on them. Some information is new or became updated from prior years.
  • Call Paul Nance at 801-244-6479 or email him at if you have questions about the STEM fair project process or the rules.
  • Numbers of students teachers cans choose to send on to the JSD 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 one project is a Computer project.
    • Four winners can be chosen from each class if at least one project is an Engineering project and one project is a Computer project. The other two can be any project they want to send.
  • All school STEM fairs must be completed by Friday, February 14, 2020.
  • 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 XII.
  • All winning students need to pre-register on-line for the district STEM fair no later than Monday, February 17, 2020 on the JSD District STEM Fair information page.

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 (All the pages below are found in the Teacher STEM Fair Packet)

Part VII: Other Special Papers For School STEM Fair Projects

Part VIII: 2018-19 Elementary School STEM Fair Judging Sheets

Part IX: CUSF STEM Fair Rubrics

Part X: Engineering Design Process and Understanding

Part XI: STEM Fair Grant Information for Students and Teachers

Part XII: JSD Elementary STEM Fair Information for 2019-20

  • 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.

  • School STEM Fair Student Winners Need to Register online for the JSD STEM Fair Below--Teachers do not register their students.  They give them the letter above for students to register themselves.
  • 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

  • For more information about the JSD Elementary STEM Fair, Click here (TBA)
  • If you as a teacher would like to sign up to be a judge at the Jordan District STEM Fair for February 20, Click Here