Gonzales Community School hosts an annual Science Fair in December or January (dates vary each year) for grades 4-8. Students begin work on their projects in October or November and turn in a series of assignments leading up to the Science Fair in December or January.
Projects are then presented and judged by the Santa Fe Alliance for Science. The Santa Fe Alliance for Science is a non-profit organization made-up of volunteers from the science community. First, second, and third place winners are selected, and the first and second place winners go on to compete in the Santa Fe Public Schools district STEM Expo (Science Fair). Winners of the STEM Expo (SFPS Science Fair) go on to compete at the state and national levels.
Each fall, GCS PTA hosts two Science Nights to help students and parents prepare their science projects - let's face it, Science Projects are also a "parent project" that are primarily completed at home. Teachers are on-hand to answer questions for both students and parents. We also invite judges from the Santa Fe Alliance for Science to our Science Night so students may receive ideas and feedback for a successful project. Please contact GCS PTA at email@example.com if you are interested in helping with GCS Science Nights.
With funds raised throughout the year, GCS PTA also purchases the required science fair boards and gives them free of charge to students that attend Science Night. Regulation science fair boards are also available through classroom teachers.
Grades K-3 prepare and present class science projects at the Science Fair. Grade K-3 students may also prepare individual science fair projects, however, they are not judged or entered into the district and state science fairs.
In addition to the annual Science Fair, GCS and SFPS are proud partners with the LANL Foundation, which provides inquiry science kits and curriculum support to our classroom teachers and students. We also offers students STEM Club in the Fall and Spring. Visit Student Clubs for more information. Ask your child what they're learning in science!
2017-18 Science Fair
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