MENDOCINO Co., 2/28/18 -- The 32nd annual Mendocino County Science Fair is happening on March 10, and the Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) is looking for judges and volunteers. The event will take place from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Mendocino College Gym, in Ukiah, and will feature science projects created by students from around the county, from third grade to high school seniors. The students in grades 6 to 12 that receive top scores at this year's county event will go on to compete at the statewide science fair Los Angeles this April.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend and volunteer at the event. MCOE has put together resources for students and science fair coordinators, including judging standards, at this link. According to the press release, "science fair judges review each project against standard criteria and interview participants about their projects." To register for judging, go to this link. To volunteer, register here. For additional information, contact Barden at (707) 467-5100 or via email at [email protected].
Here's all the details from the MCOE press release:
32nd Annual Mendocino County Science Fair Scheduled for March 10
MCOE IS CURRENTLY SEEKING EVENT JUDGES AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS
UKIAH, CA – The Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) invites the public to attend the 32nd annual Mendocino County Science Fair on Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Mendocino College Gym in Ukiah.
Students in grades 3-12 who received top scores for their science projects at school and district science fairs around the county are invited to compete. The top 10 projects in grades 6-12 will be selected to advance to the California state science fair, scheduled for April 23-24 at the California Science Center, Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
“Our goal is to help children develop a love of science through experimentation, and to teach them to apply the scientific method as they do research,” said Kimberly Barden, MCOE Manager of Educational Services and Student Events.
Students can submit science fair projects as part of a class project, as a team with two or three members, or as individuals. Projects can cover any number of topics in the following categories: Life Sciences A (Biology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry), Life Sciences B (Medicine, Health, Behavior and Social Sciences), Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Aerodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Electronics and Electromagnets, Mathematics, Software and Computer Science), Earth and Space Sciences (Geology, Astronomy, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science), and Engineering.
Barden encourages those interested in participating to download the student science project handbook available online atwww.mcoe.us/District/Department/27-curriculum-/Portal/Science-Fair. MCOE also offers a step-by-step guide for science fair coordinators, including forms, rules, submission specifications, judging criteria, and more.
Science fair judges review each project against standard criteria and interview participants about their projects. Those interested in serving as judges or volunteers at this year’s science fair should register online. To judge, visit https://goo.gl/f4ojrC. To volunteer, visit https://goo.gl/EFs55A. For additional information, contact Barden at (707) 467-5100 or via email at [email protected].