Frederick County Public Schools will host the 37th Annual Science and Engineering Fair (elementary and secondary) and the 5th Annual Elementary Social Studies Fair, both open free to the public, on Saturday, March 24, at Tuscarora High School.
Elementary science and social studies events will take place from 9:30 a.m. until noon. A free STEM Showcase, with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math projects for all grade levels, is also open to the public during the elementary science fair.
The secondary Science and Engineering Fair, featuring projects from students in grades 6-12, is open to visitors from 3-4 p.m., with an awards ceremony beginning at 4.
Students wishing to enter projects in the fairs must register by the following dates: Sunday, March 4 for secondary science and engineering, and Friday, March 16 for elementary science and social studies.
The fairs’ shared date and location allow families to spend the day enjoying projects and research based on student interests. The schedule also allows elementary students participating in both fairs to explore more information about a particular interest. For example, a student completing a science project to learn which plants grow well under certain conditions could broaden that topic to complete a related social studies project about how agriculture affects the community.
More information is online at the following sites.
Secondary Science and Engineering Fair:
Elementary Science and Engineering Fair:
Elementary Social Studies Fair: