Dear Parents,

Memorial Elementary P.A.C.E. is proud to present that we will be having our annual
Science Fair on Friday,April 6 2018 at Hopedale Memorial Gym! Experts in the
field will be judging and awarding medals for the winners. We hope that, with your
enthusiastic encouragement, your child/children will participate in the fair by
preparing a project. A general rule of thumb to go by is:

• 4th - 6th graders should be doing almost the entire science project by themselves.
• 2nd and 3rd graders should be able to do many parts.
• Kindergarteners and 1st graders will need help for most of the project.

We are confident the following benefits will result from your child’s participation:

Reinforcement of grade level science, literacy and math skills
Fostering curiosity, awareness, and creativity
Learning research techniques
Having fun with science!

In addition to the opportunity to work on a project, the science project allows
children to use critical thinking and problem solving skills learned in science and in
math. How to get started? The first thing to do is figure out what you want to find
out. What are you interested in? Electricity? Magnets? Bugs? Slime? Mold?
Weather? Focus on what you love to do most and have a fun, curious attitude. Once
you have that down, it’s time for the fun stuff—research, questions, experimenting,
and results. A great website to go to for ideas is http://www.sciencebuddies.org.

Attached is a Science Fair Project Selection Form. Please complete the form with
your child and return it the school by February 1. You are welcome to do the
project with a partner or two. Just designate all names on one form. After your
child selects their “project type” of collection, invention, research project or
experiment they can go on the P.A.C.E. website under “Science Fair” for their
appropriate packet to download to use for instructions. We look forward to your
participation!

Please contact davidhodgdon@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

“Science is not merely a collection of facts printed in an encyclopedia.
It is a living adventure of the human spirit.” _(Source unknown).