The Oakdale Joint Unified School District’s 31st Annual Science Fair is slated for March 10-13, at the Oakdale FES Hall on North Lee Avenue, across from Fair Oaks Elementary School.
Each science project must contain the five elements of the scientific method: Problem, Hypothesis, Procedure, Results, and Conclusion. The projects must also include a research notebook and list of materials used.
Due to the donation of the FES Hall, teachers will be able to take their students on walking field trips to view the science projects at the science fair.
The exhibits will be judged on Tuesday, March 11 and the venue will be closed during the hours of 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. for the judging. The Science Fair will be open to visitors from the public from 2p.m. to 5:30p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12. Also on Wednesday, the fair will reopen for the Student Scientist Evening from 6p.m. to 7p.m. where interested students will share about their science projects to give visitors a firsthand account of their experimentation. Student scientists who participate will be entered into drawings for special science prizes.
Of the hundreds of projects entered, 10 to 15 Kindergarten through eighth grade winning projects selected from each school site will be chosen to enter the Stanislaus County Science Fair, May 12-16 at the Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto.
The OJUSD and area businesses also sponsor awards and will recognize award-winning students science projects at a ceremony on March 19.