National Homeschool Science Fair
Where? Nashville (Franklin) TN
A great place for a family vacation!
Who? All 4th - 12th grade homeschooled students are eligible to participate. Students may represent their project alone or with a lab partner (both students would need to register). The science fair will be limited to 120 projects.
June 21 (Friday)
--- 11:00 am - students begin project set-up
--- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, projects open to public and judges, science tutorials
--- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, social time for homeschooling families
June 22 (Saturday)
--- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, projects open to public and judges at various periods, science tutorials
--- 4:30 pm - awards ceremony
--- 5:00 pm - end of science fair
Note: we'll have a block of local hotel rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis.
What? The science fair project should be an investigative science project presented on a display board. All levels of projects are welcomed. Design a project on a topic you're interested in, conduct the experiment, write a lab report, and put all of your information on a display board. Details and guidance will be sent once a student registers.
Age Categories? A student's project will be in one of three categories:
--- 4th - 6th Grade
--- 7th - 8th Grade
--- 9th - 12th Grade
Awards? 1st through 10th place will be awarded in each of the three age categories. Prizes will be donated by science vendors.
Fee to Participate? Registration fee is $25 per participant through March 23 (registration fee will increase for registrations after March 23).
Benefits of Participating? There are many benefits that a student may derive from preparing a science fair project and participating in this science fair - such as:
--- Hands-on learning of the scientific method
--- Hands-on learning to construct a research project
--- Hands-on learning to persevere through a project
--- Hands-on learning to present research in a public setting
--- May spur interest in science in general or a more specific topic
--- A valuable addition to scholarship and college applications
--- National attention for your project in the homeschool community
--- Helps students to develop confidence and competence
--- Develops skills that will benefit them in future science classes
--- Students receive valuable feedback and encouragement from judges and homeschooling families
--- Integrates several academic disciplines
--- Fosters a sense of scientific inquiry
--- Gives students a deep understanding of a specific topic
Questions? Click here to contact Greg Landry