Science Fair 2018


A special thank you to the students and their families who participated in the Science Fair this year. All of the projects were truly inspirational. Here are the results from the competition portion of the night:


Physical Science Category Winners:
K-2nd:        1st Place - Porter Kenyon for "Layers of Bubbles"
                  2nd Place - Ashley Papson for "The Brilliant Science of Diamonds"
                  3rd Place - Lucas Waltzing for "Rocks Rock"

3rd-4th:    1st Place - Deo and Bijou Park for "Can Light Change Direction?"
                 2nd Place - Lilah George for "Colored Liquid"
                 3rd Place - Kennedy Guichard for "Growing Gummy Bears"

5th-6th:    1st Place - Cameron Matray for "How Fast do Different Types of Crystals Grow?"
                 2nd Place - Eleanor Johnson for "The Science Behind Curling"
                 3rd Place - Alexis Ryan Estoy and Kayli Korshaven for "The Science Behind Projectors"
Life Science Category Winners:
K-2nd:       No Entries

3rd-4th:    1st Place - Rachel Papson for "My Pet Whale"
                 2nd Place - Landon Theaker for "Decaying Apples"
                 3rd Place - No Entries

5th-6th:    1st Place - Meera Raisinghani for "Tooth Decay Investigation"
                 2nd Place - Sophia Gaedcke and Anna Radtke for "Two-Week Tulip Experiment"
                 3rd Place - Camree Bond for "How Clean is it? A Microbiology Study"
I would also like to thank the GP Robotics Team and VV Robotics Team for their awesome demonstrations. And finally, thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you! 
- Cristie Uplinger, Science Fair Chair

We are also looking for feedback and suggestions for next year!
Here's the link:





The Little Cedars Elementary PTA is pleased to invite you to participate in the annual Science Fair. The Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 21st in the LCE cafeteria/gym.

This year we are excited to announce that the students will have a choice to enter their projects in either a competitive or non-competitive category. For the purposes of judging, the students who enter in the competitive category will be divided into age groups (K-2, 3-4, 5-6) and the following science categories: life science (biology, zoology, botany) and physical science (chemistry, geology, physics).

If your student chooses to sign up for the competition they will need to arrive at the school on the night of the Science Fair at 5:30 p.m. to allow our judges time to evaluate their project. Setup for non-competitive entries will start at 6:30 p.m. and projects will need to be taken home that evening.

Students may chose to do a project on their own, or in a group of up to three students.

Registration forms can be SUBMITTED HERE by March 9, 2018 

Each student or group will need to provide his or her own Tri Fold Display Board. Be mindful when composing your display. Space will be limited.

Restrictions: No open flame, flammable or hazardous materials. AC power will not be available, however batteries are okay. Please contact Cristie Uplinger (Science Fair Chair) at if you have any questions or special requests.




Step 1. Read about Different Project Types

Learn about the different kinds of projects by clicking on the "Project Types" link located below and think about which  you would like to do. If you are considering doing an experiment, click on the "Scientific Method" link to understand the steps involved in performing a scientific experiment.

Project Types                                                                                                                                                                   

Scientific Method


Step 2. Choose A Project

The Science Buddies website which has a long list of possible projects, as well as a "topic selection wizard" to help you choose a subject area that's interesting to you. Be sure you read through the safety guide.

Project Ideas


Step 3. Fill Out The Registration Form

Register ONLINE!  Please register by March 9th, 2018 to ensure we have an accurate headcount of participants.



Step 4. Do Your Project & Present It

Prepare a poster board describing your project and come to the Science Fair.



Step 5. Take Home Your Project

Be sure to clean up your space when you leave for the evening.



Additional Resources