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Science Fair

The Travis Heights Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 25th. Interested students should start thinking about their project ideas now! Participation is optional.

  • 5th Grade: Experiment
  • 2nd-4th Grade: Research Project with model or display
  • PK-2nd Grade: Collections or research project
  • Classroom teachers PK-2nd: Experiment led by teacher

These are the types of projects recommended for each grade level based on the Science curriculum standards.  Children may complete a project listed for a higher grade level if they want to.

Science Projects are fun and allow students to explore topics they are interested in. This is their opportunity to learn about science and be a scientist!

Every participant will receive a ribbon, and all submissions will be judged for additional awards. Winners in 3rd-5th grade will have the opportunity to go on to the Austin Energy Regional Science Fest on February 24th, 2018.

Participating in the science fair develops creative thinking, problem solving, organization, writing and oral presentation skills.

Our campus follows the guidelines for the Austin Regional Science Fest,  you will also find a copy of the judging sheet here. Specific questions should be directed to your child’s homeroom teacher or Tonya Penney, our campus science fair coordinator.

Information packets and sample judging sheets can be found at:

Parent Tips:

  • Help your child brainstorm topics of interest and become an expert on his/her topic.
  • Take your child to the library or other destination for reference materials such as books, magazines and the internet.
  • Help your child collect, save and organize their materials, research and data.
  • Help your child plan and stick to a schedule so that it isn’t a last minute rush.
  • Although you can edit your child’s writing, keep it in his/her own words as much as possible and let them submit their work, even if it is not perfect.