Sign up for the science fair

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The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place Jan. 26, 2013 in the Los Alamos High School Commons Areas. The public is invited to view the projects between 1-3 p.m.
LAPS and home school students in grades four through 12 will display projects in fourth and fifth grade individual elementary, K-sixth grade elementary class, six through eighth grade junior division and nine through 12th grade senior division.
The elementary projects are divided into three categories.
The students in junior and senior divisions will compete for first, second and third place and honorable mention in 17 categories. This will give them an opportunity to participate in the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Las Vegas, N.M. March 3, 2013.
Every student will receive feedback from the judges, which will assess the student’s scientific approach, skills, creativity, clarity and thoroughness. Therefore, the participation in the County Science Fair is experience for student learning.
Participation at the science fair helps the students to achieve State Standard I for every student in every grade level. This standard requires students to understand the processes of scientific investigations and use inquiry and scientific ways of observing, experimenting, predicting and validating to think critically.
Sixth through 12th grade forms are due to schools by Oct. 22 and fourth through fifth grade forms by Nov.1. Contact your local school for more information.
Last year more than $11,000 in awards and donations were received from the Los Alamos community. The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee was the T-shirt sponsor. The Oppenheimer Committee helped to ensure that all 274 participating students received a science fair T-shirt. Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory provided corporate sponsorship for the 2012 fair.
Those interested in sponsoring an award for the fair or volunteering as a judge should contact Dawn Brown, Los Alamos County Science Fair coordinator, at 663-3256 or d.brown@laschools.net
For more information, visit laschools.net/sciencefair.