School of the Minds





What: a homeschool science fair

When: Monday, July 28th, 2014


9:30-10:30 Kindergartners to 5th Grade Presentations

10:45-11:45 6th to 12th Grade Presentations

Presentations will start promptly, so kindly arrive early to give you time to set up. We will have a laptop and a projector, should you need those. If you plan to use PowerPoint, please save your presentation on your memory stick as a 2007 PowerPoint document.

Where: Irmo, SC


Capacity: 10 presentations per age group (team presentations are welcome)

Preparation: students will create a 5-7 minute presentation on a topic related to science, technology and/or engineering (if kids choose to work together on a project, they get 5-7 minutes as a group to present)


For Research Based Presentations, include the following when appropriate:

A. Title

B. Statement of what was researched (i.e. topic) and why you chose it.

C. Research – history of subject matter, including key challenges faced by those creating the subject matter, current uses for subject matter and impact upon society.

D. Prediction – student envision as the future technology/use/design of the subject matter and the expected positive and negative consequences of this new technology on society.

E. Design Process – explanation of how the student would create the future version of the subject matter.

F. Conclusion. Why this subject matter is important to society and why the envisioned future version will have a greater impact on society.

For Experiment Presentations, include the scientific method:

A. A Question

B. Background Research

C. A Hypothesis

D. Test the Hypothesis,

E. Record and analyze the data and

F. Draw a conclusion.

Here are some examples of what we have done in the past.


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