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Calling all inquiring minds and budding scientists: The Davis Elementary Science Fair is the opportunity for you!

We encourage all young Einsteins to unleash their potential, creativity, and curiosity by participating in our annual Science Fair. This is a great opportunity for each Davis student to explore their passion, be it geology, music, sports, baking, computers, cat training, or something else entirely.

Projects may be completed individually or in a group of up to three students. The top 3rd through 5th grade projects will be selected to represent Davis at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.

2023 Davis Science Fair

Projects are due on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. To submit, please bring your project to the Davis cafeteria at the beginning of the school day either Tuesday January 17th or Wednesday January 18th.

Projects should be submitted on a sturdy tri-fold board available at local craft and office supply stores. Written material, drawings and pictures should be securely attached to the display board.  Complete and bring the Davis Entry Form and Project Research form (3rd through 5th only) to submit with your project.

Judging will take place during the school day on Wednesday, January 18th, where students will individually explain their project to a pair of judges.

Parent/Student Information

The Davis Elementary 2023 Science Fair Information Packet contains project information you will need to participate in the Davis Science Fair

The AERSF How To Do an Elementary Science Fair Project – Student Guide is an excellent resource for getting started. Science Buddies’ review of the scientific method is also helpful for students choosing to do an experiment.

Important Dates

  • Davis Science Fair:
    • Projects Due: Wednesday, January 18th
    • Project Judging: Wednesday, January 18th, 8–10am
    • Awards Notification: Thursday, January 19th
    • Science Fair Showcase (Open to all Davis families): Thursday, January 19th, 5:15–6:00pm
  • Austin Energy Regional Science Fest:
    • Projects Due: Thursday, January 26th
    • Project Judging: February 24–25
    • Awards Notification: Saturday, February 25th

Once the Davis and Regional Science Fairs have been completed, we will arrange an awards pick-up time & place.

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival (AERSF)

The top 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade projects from the Davis Science Fair will advance to the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. All students and families are invited to attend the Exploring Science Day, Public Viewing of Projects, and Awards Ceremony.

Please visit the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival website for more information, and requirements for participation.

Science Fair Project Ideas and “How To”

Please note that these links are to help students form ideas for possible projects; however, not all of them may be appropriate. Before beginning a science fair project, please check to make sure the chosen experiment, exhibit or collection adheres to the Davis Science Fair rules as stated in the Information Packet.

Other Science Information

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Buhro, Science Fair Chair, at sciencefair@davisdolphins.org