Science Fair

For independent homeschoolers, our local science fair season begins with the annual workshop at the Private School Unified Science District (PSUSD) in August.  PSUSD is open to privately homeschooled K-12th grade students residing in the counties of Riverside, Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino (RIMS).   PSUSD includes K-4th graders to participate so they can become accustomed to presenting a project.   Judging is designed to be encouraging and informative.

The following are related to our local science fair in chronological order:

  1. PSUSD workshop (Romoland).  This optional event is usually held on the last Tuesday of August.  Whether you can attend this workshop or not contact PSUSD.  visit http://psusd.unpatented.com.
  2. Science Fair Expo (Riverside).  This optional event is usually held in October  For details, visit http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/index.php/education-support-services/curriculum-instruction-and-academic-enrichment/student-events-and-academic-competitions/rims-science-and-engineering-fair.
  3. PSUSD Science and Engineering Fair (Corona).  This is usually on the first Thursday of February.  For directions this event, visit http://icapclasses.com.  High-scoring 5th through 12th grade projects are invited to compete at the RIMS.
  4. RIMS Science and Engineering Fair (San Bernardino).  This usually occurs in March or April. For details, visit http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/ess/rimsSciEngr.php.   High-scoring 6th through 12th grade projects are invited to compete at State.
  5. California State Science Fair (Los Angeles).  This usually occurs in April or May. For details, visit http://www.usc.edu/CSSF.  Winners are announce at the end of August.  Some winning projects are invited to Washington, DC.

For more science fairs, visit https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/sales-events/events-calendars.

VIDEOS OF OR ABOUT THE SCIENCE FAIR PROCESS

PROJECT BOARD

You can make your own project board.  A typical tri-fold design opens to 36″ x 48″ the panel sides are 12″x36″ and the middle is 24″x36″.  You can a have a larger project board but make sure to read the RIMS rules to to be sure your board is within their standards.

WRITING A SCIENCE REPORT

ARTICLES ABOUT THE SCIENCE FAIR

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