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Murphy Summer Science Fair

We're putting on a Science Fair to celebrate our Summer Reading theme: "Fizz! Boom! Read!"

All projects must be turned in with the application sheet by June 30th, 2014. Ms. Haley will be available Thursdays from 5-6 in the month of June to assist children with their project ideas.

Projects will be displayed in the meeting room and voted on by library patrons from July 1-18. Winners will be announced at the End of Summer Reading Party on July 24 @ 4:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best overall, Best of Ages 5-8, and Best of Ages 9-11.

See the guidlines below and download the application here:

  1. Participants must be between the ages of 5-11.
  2. All submissions are due by closing time on Monday, June 30th. Projects may be turned in earlier.
  3. All projects must be presented on 22”x28” poster board (please no trifolds).
  4. All projects must be an experiment that tests something. Projects that simply report information are not ok.
    1. Good: What type of soda works best for a mentos volcano?
    2. Bad: There are 3 different types of volcanoes.
  5. Physical projects cannot be hosted in the library, so make sure to include pictures on your poster board.
  6. Posters should include the following categories:
    1. Title – in the form of the question your project is testing.
    2. Hypothesis – what do you think the answer to your question will be
    3. Method – tell us how you conducted your experiment, include pictures
    4. Results – what did you find out
  7. All projects must be picked up during business hours between July 19 – 25.