Register for the 2018 Fair!

Hello students and families,

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 fair – scheduled for February 17, 2018 – you should be in the process of planning your project and completing the application forms.  A simple form is needed for just participating in the home science fair, and an online form is needed for also participating in the Coriell fair (6th – 12th grade).  To register, click here.

For ideas for your project, feel free to ask other students, parents, or email Roy Costa at rxcosta@gmail.com.  Remember that, generally, a project must isolate all variables and change just one variable at a time (with measurements) to be considered a true science fair project. The only exception to this rule is for engineering type projects, e.g., designing a better mouse trap. More information can be found here.

Important deadlines: please submit your forms for all grades by December 31.

Thanks and good luck!

Register for the 2017 Fair!

Hello students and families,

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 fair – scheduled for February 18, 2017 – you should be in the process of planning your project and completing the application forms.  A simple form is needed for just participating in the home science fair, and an online form is needed for also participating in the Coriell fair (6th – 12th grade).  To register, click here.

For ideas for your project, feel free to ask other students, parents, or email Roy Costa at rxcosta@gmail.com.  Remember that, generally, a project must isolate all variables and change just one variable at a time (with measurements) to be considered a true science fair project. The only exception to this rule is for engineering type projects. More information can be found here.

Important deadlines: please submit your forms for all grades by December 31.

Thanks and good luck!

Preparing for the 2016 Fair!

Hello students and families,

If you are interested in participating in the 2016 fair – scheduled for February 27, 2016 – you should be in the process of planning your project and completing the application forms.  A simple form is needed for just participating in the home science fair, and an online form is needed for also participating in the Coriell fair (6th – 12th grade).  To register, click here.

For ideas for your project, feel free to ask other students, parents, or email Roy Costa at rxcosta@gmail.com.  Remember that, generally, a project must isolate all variables and change just one variable at a time (with measurements) to be considered a true science fair project.  More information can be found here.

Important deadlines: please submit your forms for all grades by December 31.

Thanks and good luck!

Preparing for the 2015 Fair!

Hello students and families,

If you are interested in participating in the 2015 fair – scheduled for February 21, 2015 – you should be in the process of planning your project and completing the application forms.  A simple form is needed for just participating in the home science fair, and an online form is needed for also participating in the Coriell fair (6th – 12th grade).  To register, click here.

For ideas for your project, feel free to ask other students, parents, or email Roy Costa at rxcosta@gmail.com.  Remember that, generally, a project must isolate all variables and change just one variable at a time (with measurements) to be considered a true science fair project.  More information can be found here.

Important deadlines: please submit your forms for 6th grade and up by November 30, and for all other students, by December 31.

Thanks and good luck!

Preparing for the 2014 Fair!

Hello students and families,

If you are interested in participating in the 2014 fair, you should be in the process of planning your project and completing the application forms.  A simple form is needed for just participating in the home science fair, and an online form is needed for also participating in the Coriell fair (6th – 12th grade).  All the links you need can be found on the left side of this page.  For ideas for your project, feel free to ask other students, parents, or email me at rxcosta@gmail.com.  Remember that, generally, a project must isolate all variables and change just one variable at a time (with measurements) to be considered a true science fair project.  More information can be found here: http://www.homesciencefair.org/presentation.

Important deadlines: please submit your forms for 6th grade and up by November 30, and for all other students, by December 31.

Thanks and good luck!

Coriell 2013 Results

Families and students,

I have the pleasure of reporting that not only did we have very good representation at the Coriell fair, but several of our students were awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize, or honorable mention.  Most of these students will also go on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair.  The students were as follows (no particular order):

  • Holly T.
  • Verity C.
  • Gabrielle S.
  • Nathanael C.
  • Stephen C.
  • Nate H.
  • Jamilyn D.
  • Kyle H.
  • Alexander M.
  • Kerri M.
  • Courtney G.
  • Joanna C.
  • Spencer H.
  • Meredith M.

Hopefully I didn’t miss anyone (please let me know if I did).  And I would add that during the special awards portion of the awards ceremony, perhaps 1/4 of the students on the stage were from our homeschool group!  A great showing given the number of students at the fair – I was so pleased to see many of our students, some who are first-timers, do so well.

Finally, below is a link to some local press (thanks to Beth H.) on the Coriell fair that features a few of our students.  Thanks to everyone who participated this year.  And, for those participating at Delaware Valley, please let me know how you do.

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/03/coriell_institute_science_fair.html

Next steps!

Dear parents and students,

We’re almost there!  You should have received an email from me with a listing of all students registered so far.  Please make sure to do the following this week:

  • For all the requests below, please use my gmail address to contact me
  • If you plan on participating, make sure your name is listed in the email I sent!  If you are listed, and don’t plan on participating, please also let me know
  • Please check the spelling of your name, and your grade and let me know of any errors
  • Please email me as soon as possible with the title of your project – as short as possible is appreciated

As we get closer, I’ll confirm the time, etc. but the start time will likely be 9:00.  Let me know if you have any last minute questions.

Form 1B, etc.

Some of you have asked about filling out Form 1B for the homeschool fair.  Just to clarify, the new homeschool application is a simple one page application.  In the past, we required Form 1B (needed for Coriell), which indicates that you understand the safety rules and will abide by them.  This year, rather then require that form for the homeschool fair, the homeschool registration form has a place for parents to sign and indicate that they understand the safety rules.

It is important for all parents to be aware of any potential safety issues, hazardous materials, and the rules governing proper handling of bacteria, etc. (if the experiment includes such things).  No hazardous materials should be brought to the science fair.  And if in fact you are using materials that require special approval on Form 1B (i.e., more than just parental approval), please let me know.  Generally, those students are doing more complex experiments and they need to be filling and abiding by Form 1B anyway (with Coriell).

Remember, for Coriell, you still need to fill out Form 1B.  I hope that helps!

What should you be doing now?

Parents and students should be registering with the homeschool fair (please click on  the link for “Homeschool Fair Registration” to the left).  In addition, students in 6th grade and above should also separately register with Coriell (see the link to the left).  Please let Roy Costa know if you have any questions.

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