Eastover/East Hills Science Fair 2020
TUES. FEB 25
What is the EO/EH Science Fair?
Every year, we put on a voluntary-participation science fair for all Eastover and East Hills students, grades K-8. Students pick their own topic — the theme we provide is optional — and research, experiment, or invent something.
The fair is only one night, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, and is an exhibition, not a competition. Students get to present and discuss their work, answer questions, and receive feedback from adults in S.T.E.A.M. fields.
It's a fantastic event and we would love to have you participate this year!
When / Where is the Fair this year?
New Date! (It's a month earlier this year)
February 25, 2020
East Hills Middle School
2800 Kensington Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304
We love the Bloomfield Township Public Library and enjoyed partnering with them the last few years. We've moved the event back to our school building but they will still provide amazing support and resources (see "Is Help Available?" below) ...
Is Help Available?
YES! FREE Workshops @Bloomfield Township Public Library. Librarians can help with topic selection, project research, and more!! You can also create and submit your art piece right there — supplies & inspiration provided.
No reservation necessary, just drop in. Come to as many as you want:
• Thurs, Feb 6 @ 5-8pm
• Sat, Feb 8 @ 1-4pm
• Weds, Feb 12 @ 5-8pm
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Twp. 48302
And, new this year... we're selling Tri-Fold Display Boards for only $2 each at these workshops. (Cash only, we can't accept credit cards.)
How can I be in the Science Fair?
Follow these 3 steps:
STEP 1: Choose a Project Type
EXPERIMENT — See what happens!
Start with a question, then hypothesize, plan, conduct your experiment, and analyze the results.
INVENT — Create something new!
Dream up something that solves a real life problem — could be new or improves an existing item. Brainstorm, sketch, prototype, test, and tweak it until it's exactly the way you want it.
RESEARCH — Learn about something and explain it!
Pick a problem that someone has already solved. Read, consult experts, gather information, then write it up and display it with drawings, photos, charts, graphs, dioramas, etc. (There is no required length or format for the report.)
STEP 2: Fill out the Online Sign-Up Form
STEP 3: Create your Project & Show Up!
Bring your idea to life any way you'd like. (The BTPL has great resources and librarians to help!) Then bring everything with you to EHMS on Tues, Feb 25, 2020 @ 6:00pm
6-6:30p — Set up your projects
6:30p — Science Fair begins
6:45-8p — Show off get feedback, eat FREE popcorn, & more!
8p — Go home (please don't forget to take your project!) *
*You are not required to stay the entire time.
THE FINE PRINT + ANSWERS TO FAQs:
The theme "Animals" is only a suggestion and may be disregarded if desired.
This is an exhibition, not a competition. The projects will not be ranked and prizes will not be awarded.
Project displays typically include a tri-fold display board, a report, and may include physical objects. You can bring laptops/tablets, but you are responsible for these items throughout the evening and you may need to bring a backup battery/power supply as we cannot guarantee your proximity to a plug.
Please DO NOT bring candy, other food items, or trinkets as give-aways.
GUIDELINES ABOUT ANIMALS:
Since this year's Science Fair and Art Exhibit has an animal-based theme, any animals brought to the science fair must be:
kept in their cages/tanks or on a leash
safe for school
have a direct connection to a science fair project
Also note that you will be responsible for the care, safety, and clean-up throughout the entire event
If you are planning to bring an animal, we would appreciate you letting us know.
If you are unsure about your animal in any way, just ask!
And if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via the Questions form at the bottom of this page.
What is the ART EXHIBIT?
This is an optional, stand-alone part of the Fair for those who like science and love art!
You can be in the Science Fair and the Art Exhibit, or choose just one. You do not have to do both.
To have your work in the Art Exhibit:
1. Create an original 8.5" x 11" poster in any style, with any materials.*
*If you create it digitally, you MUST print out a physical copy to turn in.
2. Download, print, and fill out this Art Exhibit Entry Form
3. Attach completed form to your artwork, drop off in the Main Office by FRIDAY, FEB. 14th
4. Your work will be on display when you arrive at the Science Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 25th!
More Questions? Contact Us!
If you have any questions or concerns, send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you!