Science Fair

Calling all 4th and 5th Graders to submit projects for
2018 WCE Science Fair!

The Wilchester Science Fair is an annual event for 1st through 5th graders at Wilchester Elementary and designed to teach students the true nature of science. The student researcher must formulate a hypothesis or need, design experiments and ensure proper data collection, and is designed to empower students, in a fun, positive manner, to realize that they can ask questions about anything and discover the answers by themselves. Students are encouraged to think independently and outside the box as they investigate and explore scientific experiments. It also reinforces scientific terms and thought processes taught in the classrooms. This year, students also have the opportunity to present the projects in a short video clip.

There are different processes for lower grades (1st-3rd) and higher grades (4th-5th).

4th and 5th graders: students may work independently or in pairs.

Click here HERE for the science fair informational packet for grades 4-5.

Below is the timeline for 4th and 5th graders:
– Science Fair info meeting:
(1) for 4th/5th students and teachers on Friday, January 5th at 11:45am in the rotunda; and
(2) info session for parents Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30-7:30pm in the library.

Projects due date: Friday, February 16th – Deadline for students to complete the poster and submit the video clip.

Bring posters to school: Thursday, March 1st, 7:30-7:55am

4th-5th grades Doughnut Party and Award Ceremony: Friday, March 2nd, 7:30-8:30am

1st, 2nd and 3rd graders: projects are organized by class volunteer parents.

Click HERE for the class science fair volunteer packet for volunteers in grades 1-3.


For more information, please contact the Science Fair Chairs,
Linda Hui, Elizabeth Lovering and Irina Gibson, at

Have fun! Let your creativity shine!