Science Fair

Logo that Says Calling All Scientists. There is a cartoon microscope on the left side and a cartoon child standing in front of a poster.
It's Time for the 2017 Annual Center/Sylvester Science Fair!

March 7, 2017: Grades 3 and 4
March 9, 2017: Grades 1 and 2
Registration will close on February 27, 2017.

5:00-5:15 PM: 3rd / 1st Grade Registration and Setup
5:15-6:00 PM: 3rd / 1st Grade Share Projects
6:30-6:45 PM: 4th / 2nd Grade Registration and Setup
6:45-7:30 PM: 4th / 2nd Grade Share Projects

Note: Projects will go home with the students the night of the fair.

Place: Center School Gymnasium


To encourage a greater understanding and love of science through hands-on experiments. No idea is too simple! This is a non-competitive opportunity for encouraging greater interest in science and research. There will be a panel of volunteers and administrators asking each student scientist about their projects.


Cartoon of a Boy and a girl using test tubes and looking through a microscopeEach participant will identify a project to present. Their project should be about a science related topic, and should answer a question. A list of possible projects is attached, but any science related idea or invention may be used. Science fair resource material is available at the Center School Library, the John Curtis Library, and on various web sites (search for: science fair projects). Interactive displays are encouraged so that students can enjoy demonstrating their projects and allowing others to try them. Students can work alone or with a partner.

Display Guidelines

Black and White cartoon of science fair poster set up on a table. Has graphs and a model of the earth with a slice cut out so you can see the core. The night of the fair, participants will present their findings on a project board. Project boards and actual experiments/inventions will be displayed and demonstrated at the fair, and should not exceed four feet in width and three feet in depth, unless previously arranged with the Science Fair Coordinators. Their projects should be neat and clearly presented. It should be the student's own work, demonstrate their ideas, and reflect their creative talents. The project board should explain their project through pictures, diagrams, and other information they choose to include. If possible, their display should be interactive to enable students to see and understand their work.

Safety Information

  • For safety reasons, the following types of exhibits are not allowed:
    • Nothing that causes harm or stress to humans or animals
    • No live vertebrate animals may be brought to the fair
    • No bacterial cultures
    • No controlled substances
    • No dangerous or combustible chemicals
    • No open flames
    • No food or snacks allowed due to allergy concerns
    • At least one adult must accompany the student during the fair

Project Ideas

Need help with some ideas for a project? Click on the following links to get started:

Can you help?

Cartoon of a girl and boy in white lab coats pouring a green substance from a test tube into a beaker. There is also a bunsen burner heating a rounded flask with a purple substance.Thank you for your support in making Center/Sylvester's Science Fair a success. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us! We look forward to an exciting and educational evening!

We are also looking for volunteers to help make this a successful event. Please be sure to indicate your willingness to volunteer on the registration form.

Still have questions? 
Please feel free to contact the Science Fair Co-Chairs: