Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 NMS STEM Fair -- Open To All Students

Calling ALL Future Scientists, Tinkerers, Makers, & Creators...We want YOU!
Dear Nichols Students and Families,

The 62nd annual Middleboro S.T.E.M. Fair (formerly the Science Fair) will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at the John T. Nichols Middle School.

Participation is now voluntary and is open to all students’ grades 6-8. NMS science teachers will be available to guide and assist any student who is interested in participating.
Illustrative/Research projects answer a scientific question or process through research and illustration.  For example: the life cycle of a butterfly; how do bees make honey; our solar system; how the human circulatory system works.  
Inventions (Engineering Design/Technology Build) are solutions to problems that were developed using the steps of the Engineering Design Process.
Controlled Experiment projects prove a theory through the use of the scientific method (question, hypothesis, experiment to collect data, conclusion).
Plant Science Controlled Experiment projects prove a theory related to plant growth and agriculture. This is a special category sponsored by the Williams Trading Post.

You should register your child NO LATER THAN Friday, January 26th.

It is important that you register soon.  We need to know who will be participating so we can order awards and so we can begin to know how many judges we will need the day of the fair. 

A Google Classroom has been set up for students and parents to join to get information.

If you are interested in participating see your science teacher for the classroom code to join or contact Mr. Scott Redpath, NMS Science Department Chair.

Please see your science teacher to get the proposal/outline which is necessary to complete in order to indicate your desire to participate in this year’s science fair.  Return it as soon as possible to your science teacher. Contact your child’s science teacher with any questions.
Please note: no live animals, peanut products, hazardous materials or flames are allowed at the fair. We hope you encourage your children to pursue science in this fun and exciting hands-on way!

A $100 gift card prize and trophy will be given to the first place winners in each category. Trophies will be given for 2nd and 3rd place finishers, and every child who participates will receive recognition for their hard work.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,
John T. Nichols Middle School Science and Technology Department