2018 Lincoln Science Fair

The Lincoln Science Fair is an event designed to foster students’ curiosity and excitement for the Sciences while learning about experimentation and discovery through the Scientific Method.

Due to space constraints and the academic benefits of collaborative work, especially within the scope of the Common Core State Standards, partner or group projects are highly encouraged.  Please limit group size to four or fewer children within same grade.

Showcases will be held in the Lincoln Elementary MP room.  All planning, research and presentations displays must be done by the students at recess, lunch or during non-school hours.

The Science Fair Showcase Exhibits will be open to family and friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on March 27-29, 2018.

2016 Lincoln Science Fair

Welcome to the 2018 Lincoln Science Fair!

Getting Started!

Step 1: Decide if you want to do your science project yourself or with a group of friends. (You can have up to four students per group; all group members must be from the same grade level.)

Step 2: Think of an idea or formulate a question.  See some tips here.

Step 3: Do some preliminary research and create a hypothesis. See the Scientific Method guidelines.

Step 4: Create your Science Fair Project Proposal and submit it online by Saturday, March 10, 2018. 

Step 5: We are happy to announce that this year all projects (individual or team) will get a display board donated by Synopsis Outreach Foundation.

Step 6: Complete your research and make a conclusion.

Step 7: Create an exhibit display of your project.  See display guidelines and restrictions.

Step 8: Exhibit your work!

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS OF PREVIOUS SCIENCE FAIRS: we have a simplified registration process this year.  The registration is completely online – no more paper forms!  Also, we will not be requiring project approvals before the students proceed with the project.  During the registration process, students will be asked to acknowledge and accept restrictions designed to prevent unsafe project exhibits.

Important Dates and Deadlines!

    • March 10th, 2018: Last Day to REGISTER.
    • March 16th, 2018: Student will receive display board in the classroom. (Display boards have been distributed.  If you are the first student listed in a project application and have NOT received a display board, please contact sciencefair@lincoln-pta.org)
    • March 27th, 2018
      • 8:00 am to 8:55 am – Project setup for First and Second grades
      • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Science Fair for First and Second grades
    • March 28th, 2018
      • 8:00 am to 8:55 am – Project setup for Third and Fifth grades
      • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Science Fair for Third and Fifth grades
    • March 29th, 2018
      • 8:00 am to 8:55 am – Project setup for Fourth grade
      • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Science Fair for Fourth grade

Exhibitor Guidelines


Morning Setup

When you arrive in the morning, please check in at registration desk in front of the MP Room to get the space number that your child has been assigned to.  Parents are welcome to come to the MP room to help with the setup. If you asked for an electrical outlet, you will be assigned to a space with an outlet within 5 feet.

Please note that there is no parking available at the school.  The parking spaces in front of the school are for teachers and are not available for temporary parking.

Evening Exhibits

Please arrive promptly at 5:30 pm ready to demonstrate the projects.  Volunteers will be available if you run into problems. Each exhibit will be provided with a set of feedback forms. After your child explains the project to a visitor, please ask the visitor to complete a feedback form.  Please prepare to remove your poster at the end of each day, so we can prepare the space for next day’s exhibits.

The Fair is open to all members of the Lincoln community.

This year, we will be holding a snack sale during the Science Fair exhibit hours to support Project Cornerstone.

Can You Volunteer?

As you know, the Lincoln Elementary Science Fair is run purely by parent volunteers, many of whom are active in other PTA activities as well.  Help support your child(ren) and the school in ensuring the success of this annual event by volunteering! Positions are available if you have a lot of time or a little…

To volunteer, please click here to visit the Lincoln PTA Volunteer Signup for Science Fair.


Please click here to register!  We only need one registration per project team of one to four students.  All students on a team must be from the same grade.

Questions?  Please email the Science Fair committee at sciencefair@lincoln-pta.org



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