Elementary Students (K-5)

What is Elementary
Science Fair?

Elementary Science Fair is a program meant to inspire kids to explore science and start learning about STEM and the scientific method! Elementary Science Fair introduces kids in grades K-5 to the world of STEM and rewards them for their research! Read on to learn more!

Elementary Science Fair Information Packet

View this Informational Packet to learn all about Elementary Science Fair! The packet contains information about Elementary Science Fair eligibility, awards, timeline, and more!

2022 Elementary Science Fair Packet.pdf

Elementary Science Fair Introduces
Students to the Scientific Method

Students participating in the Elementary Science Fair complete fun and interesting science projects following the scientific method. Students can contact Emma Kratcha (EmmaKratcha@ndsersef.org) if they have questions about the scientific method or if they need some inspiration for their project topic!

Elementary Science Fair Promotes Students to Communicate The Results of Their Research

Elementary students compete in the Elementary Science Fair by submitting videos of themselves explaining their project and the results of their project. By speaking about their project, elementary students learn about presenting a research project to others! Elementary Students who submit a video to the Elementary Science Fair will be eligible to receive awesome awards and recognition!

Elementary Science Fair Timeline

June 15th, 2021: The Submission Google Form opens.

11:59 p.m. November 15th, 2021: Projects submitted by this date are eligible to receive door prizes.

11:59 p.m. February 1st, 2022: This is the final project submission deadline. Projects must be submitted by this date to be judged for awards.

February 1st, 2022 through March 1st, 2022: Project video judging occurs during this time.

March 14th, 2022: Award winners will be announced at the ND Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Elementary Science Fair Awards: Students in Grades 3-5

The Gold Award: The Gold Award will be presented to the top 5 Elementary Science Fair students in grades 3-5 for their excellent projects and presentations! Recipients of the Gold Award will receive $20 and a trophy!

The Silver Award: The Silver Award will be presented to the 6th-10th place Elementary Science Fair students in grades 3-5 for their excellent projects and presentations! Recipients of the Silver Award will receive a trophy!

All Elementary Science Fair Participants will receive a medallion to commemorate their achievement!

Door Prizes will also be given to randomly drawn participants who submit their project by 11:59 p.m. November 15th, 2021.

Elementary Science Fair Awards: Students in Grades K-2

The Gold Award: The Gold Award will be presented to the top 3 Elementary Science Fair students in grades K-2 for their excellent projects and presentations! Recipients of the Gold Award will receive $15 and a trophy!

The Silver Award: The Silver Award will be presented to the 4th-8th place Elementary Science Fair students in grades K-2 for their excellent projects and presentations! Recipients of the Silver Award will receive a trophy!

All Elementary Science Fair Participants will receive a medallion to commemorate their achievement!

Door Prizes will also be given to randomly drawn participants who submit their project by 11:59 p.m. November 15th, 2021.

What Do I Need to Submit My Project?

  1. You need to complete an Elementary Science Fair Project (Learn More).

  2. You need to record a video of yourself talking about your project (Learn More).

  3. You need to have one of your parents/guardians fill out the waiver below.

  4. You need to submit your project with the submission form below by February 1st, 2022!

2022 Elementary Science Fair Waiver.pdf