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We are very excited to announce that CES will be holding a Science Fair on Tuesday, March 26, 2019! Participation in the Science Fair is optional, but we invite and encourage all students and their families to participate in this fun and educational event!

Participating in the Science Fair is a great way to encourage the “natural-scientist-within” and develop skills of curiosity and organization in our students. Students benefit from the pride and confidence building that comes with creating a project and presenting it to fellow students, teachers and parents.

All students who participate in the Science Fair will receive an award ribbon.  All entries must be submitted on or before Friday, March 8th by 5PM. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Important Deadlines & Activities:

March 8, by 5:00PM                             LAST DAY to submit an entry form

March 25, 6:30PM - 7:30PM              Drop off Science Fair Projects to Cafeteria

March 26, 8:00AM - 9:05AM**          Drop off Science Fair Projects to Cafeteria  

**8AM drop off is for PROJECTS ONLY, no students or  parents are permitted to stay in the building.

March 26, 6:00PM - 7:30PM              Evening Science Fair - come & visit!

We encourage all Science Fair participants to come to the evening Science Fair to sit with their projects, answer any questions and give demonstrations.

All projects must be removed from the cafeteria by 8PM on March 26th. Any projects left behind will not be returned, they will be recycled.

Rules and Guidelines

All students are eligible and encouraged to enter the 2019 Science Fair. Participants may enter projects as individuals, groups or as an entire class.

The size of your Science Fair display should be no larger than 3 feet x 3 feet. There is no minimum size. We recommend a trifold poster board. The display can be in the form of a poster board, collage, illustration, terrarium, model, demonstration, charts, graphs, or any other imaginative way to illustrate the results of your research or experiment.

NOTE: Valuable items should not be included in students’ displays so as to avoid loss/breakage.

Online Registration Forms (one per entry) must be submitted no later than 5:00PM on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Your child needs to be able to set up their project independently. If a parent or responsible adult needs to assist setting up the project, we recommend you come at 8AM on March 26th. Science Fair projects MUST be removed from the cafeteria by 8PM on Friday, March 26th. All exhibits must be age appropriate for an elementary school science fair. All exhibits should be made and completed by the student.

We encourage all Science Fair participants to come to the evening portion of the Science Fair to sit with their projects, answer any questions and give demonstrations. If your child will be entering their project into the Frederick County Science Fair, the night of the CES Science Fair is a great way for your child to practice for the interview portion of the county fair. We will be conducting practice interviews during the evening Science Fair at your child’s project. Please note on the registration form if you are entering the Frederick County Science Fair so we may plan accordingly.

Safety Rules

1.  No live animals, reptiles, or insects.
2.  An exhibit may have no more than one gallon of any fluid. Fluid experiments must be conducted in a waterproof      container or tray.
3.  Exhibits must not have sharp or pointed edges that could cause injury.
4.  Flammable or dangerous chemicals or materials should not be used in experiments or exhibits and are not permitted on school grounds.
5.  Electric circuits and their surroundings must be safe to avoid potential dangers. If your project requires electricity, you MUST note it on the online form. We will do our best to provide electricity for those projects, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide it.


Any questions? Feel free to contact cessciencefair@ptaces.org

Sign up for the CES Science Fair is now closed. Thanks to all who signed up!


For ideas and examples of how to research your project, take a look at the Frederick County Science Fair Guide for Elementary Grades, click HERE!


For more information, please see below for deadlines and all rules & guidelines.


Any questions? Feel free to contactcessciencefair@ptaces.org