Homeschool Science Fair 2020

Join us at the Homeschool Science Fair 2020 on 10th Nov!

Science Explorers is proud to host the annual homeschool science fair since 2019 onwards for the homeschooling community based in Singapore.

ABOUT

The homeschooling community has run science fairs for many years. This year, we want to make it more meaningful by pegging our annual homeschool science fair date to the World Science Day for Peace and Development by the UN. We are not an official partner but we gel with the vision stated on the page :

“Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.”

In our own way, we should embark on scientific learning for the good of humanity, and to better the lives of people in our communities. Within the homeschooling community, we start really small – with our children.

When our children learn about science, how it works in every day life, and how they can use scientific thinking to solve problems, it is an opportunity to celebrate. Small steps form the journey to bigger milestones in life. When we care for our children and celebrate where they are at, we are raising confident learners who will one day, appreciate and support the role of science in the contexts of their lives.

Aims and Objectives

  1. To encourage interest in science and engineering
  2. To provide an educational experience for the participants
  3. To publicly recognise the child’s creativity and achievements

How it will be done this year

  1. Register your child to join our science fair by 28 Oct 2020.
  2. The theme this year is SCIENCE AROUND US. The criteria is listed below.
  3. Send in the final submission video by the deadline, 2 Nov 2020.
  4. Join us on 10 November 2020 on our FB event page hosted by Homeschool Singapore. We will be uploading each video and announcing the awardees on 10 Nov 2020, 1030am-1230pm.

Submission Criteria

There are 4 categories to choose from, to submit your child’s work. The categories are according to ages: under 6 years old (parents assistance allowed), 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old, 13-15 years old. (Special needs children are welcome to join. We are an inclusive community.)

The final video must be of a certain length. Up to 5 minutes for those 9 and under. Up to 10 minutes for those from 10yo-15yo.

The video must be in continuous form so that we know your child is executing the work, and not the adult.

It is up to your family what science project your child wants to submit as long as there is a clear presentation of the science behind the project, a relation to our theme “SCIENCE AROUND US”, and a flow of the experiment in the video.

Best Project Awards

  1. Under 6 years old
  2. 7 – 9 years old
  3. 10 – 12 years old
  4. 13 – 15 years old

Marks are awarded for :

  • Clear presentation. He/She is able to communicate the science behind the project.
  • Relation to the theme “SCIENCE AROUND US”. He/She is able to communicate how their project relates to daily life.
  • The flow of experiment.

4 more Special Awards will be awarded under these categories :

  1. Most Eco Friendly – When we see the project, “Recycle, reuse, reduce” immediately comes to mind!
  2. Most Challenging – When we see the project, we immediately the work is sophisticated and takes a lot of thought and effort in the execution.
  3. Most Futuristic – When we see the project, we think “why didn’t we think of this at all?” We wish we can prototype the work!
  4. Best Presentation – When we see the project, we are blown away by the professionalism and aesthetics of the presentation designed by the family or child. Good job!

Altogether, a maximum of 8 awards can be given out.

How to register

Register via the google form here.
Join us for updates on the WhatsApp Group here.
Entry Fee : $10/child. Registration closes by 28 October 2020.

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