Science Fair





Do you -

  • Ask questions about the world around you?
  • Build things with Erector® sets, LEGO®, or K’Nex®?
  • Enjoy gardening and working with plants?
  • Watch nature programs on television about different animals and how they live?
  • Like science-fiction stories about spaceships that travel to other planets?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are a budding scientist! You should participate in the Steele Elementary Science Fair!

Science Fair – Key Dates!

The Steele Science Fair will be held on January 11, 2018. Below are key dates:

Science Fair Important Dates

  • November 9, 3:00 PM in Room 211 – Student/Parent Info and Help Session
  • November 16, 6:00 PM in Room 211 – Student/Parent Info and Help Session
  • December 6, 6:00 PM in Room 211 – Project Help Session
  • December 15 – Deadline to enter name for participation (name, grade, teacher, and parent email sent to
  • January 8, 2018 – Project titles due
  • January 11, 2018 – Science Fair! Projects judged during school hours. Winners announced at the end of the day.
  • January 11, 2018, 3-5 PM – Science Fair Open House
  • January 13, 2018 – District Science Fair at DU (12 projects will be chosen to advance to this event.

Trifold boards are available in the office for $4. For more information and guidelines, click here or email Mary.

See below for DPS links and guidelines.

DPS Links

Below are some links from DPS that could be helpful during the creation of your science fair project. The only form that is necessary is the DISPLAY BOARD LABEL, that needs to be attached to the BACK of your project board: upper left corner. This file can be printed from the guideline packet below. There will also be some at the schools front office. The judging rubric (also below) is a nice way to see how our judges and the districts will score the projects.

K-5 Science fair DPS guidelines packet:

The DPS science fair website updated for 2017:


Online sites to help you continue your scientific exploration and practice are:

  • Science Buddies - this site has an online quiz that can help your student decide on an area of interest, a level of difficulty and make suggestions for projects (including supply lists) – A Parent’s BEST buddy!
  • Science Fair Central - a nice step-by-step guide to going from idea to submission
  • 40 cool science experiments - a fun list of all different projects – at all different levels
  • Thirst for Science - some videos to get the creative juices flowing
  • Car and Vehicle Science Experiments – experiments focusing on ideas of motion and rest, force and friction, and action and reaction