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 Science Fair 2016-2017

Anne Arundel County Elementary Science Fair Information 2016-2017

The AACPS Office of Science is looking forward to seeing the innovation, creativity, and scientific spirit of the entries to this year’s science fair!  We are continually amazed by the hard work of our grade 3-5 students as they navigate the scientific method and share their discoveries!

Attention Parents, Teachers, and Students:

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the Elementary Science Fair are in full compliance with the Student Handbook and Anne Arundel County Public School policies. Before you begin planning your projects check with your science teacher to make sure you are using approved chemicals and equipment.  The following are examples of
unapproved items. Using these items will result in exclusion from AACPS Science Fair Activities:

  • Alcohol or tobacco products

  • Bacteria or mold

  • Fire

  • Household bleach, dry ice, liquid nitrogen or other harmful chemicals

  • Human tissue (including blood)

  • Medicine (over-the-counter and prescription)

  • Science lab chemicals (only elementary approved chemicals may be used)

  • Vertebrate animals

  • Weapons including paint guns, bow and arrow

Students will be evaluated using the Science Fair Project Evaluation Form if their project is an experiment, or the Engineering Project Evaluation Form if their project is an engineered design.

All student entries into the AACPS Elementary Regional Science and Engineering Fair will need to have completed Safety Form 1 prior to beginning the project.

If the project involves the use of human subjects, Safety form 2A and Safety Form 2B must be completed to provide informed consent.

Important Elementary Science Fair Dates

Last day to hold a School Fair

March 31st, 2017

Online Registration completed and all Safety Forms due to Science Office

AACPS Board of Education
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD, 21401



April 7th, 2017

Elementary Science Fair
Project Set Up and Judging
Annapolis High School: Cafeteria
2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD, 21401 

May 3rd, 2017

Project Set Up:  4:30 – 5:30

Public Viewing: 5:30 – 6:00
Judging (students only): 6:00 – 7:00
Project Take Down: 7:00

Elementary Science Fair
Awards Ceremony
Annapolis High School Cafeteria

May 4th, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 PM

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Kate Dobrzenski
Elementary Science Resource Teacher
410 297 5708 

Terri Showers
Middle School Science Resource Teacher
410 224 7670

Valerie Wesner
Coordinator of Science
410 222 5451