The Science Exposition allows students interested in science the opportunity to match their problem-solving skills against other students with similar interests and provides an avenue for fellowship among L.E.S.T. Northwest participants.
The Science Exposition lasts approximately one hour. Team members should be present at the Science Exposition the entire time.
Each school is allowed one team of no more than 5 members. Each team may have two 8th graders, two 7th graders, or one of each, but the remaining players must be 5th and/or 6th graders. Alternates may be used if a team member is absent.
One adult “team sponsor” is allowed to accompany each team. Other parents, teachers, and family members will be asked to wait in another room. The sponsors are responsible for their team’s attendance and cooperation. The sponsors do not participate in the scientific enquiry process and cannot talk to their team during the exposition.
The teams will be presented with a science topic to investigate. All materials will be provided, and participants will work cooperatively to develop a hypothesis, conduct a scientific inquiry, record, and report their results.
Goal of the Science Exposition
School teams will work cooperatively to develop a testable hypothesis, critically analyze the results, and orally present the findings.
Objectives of the Science Exposition
The students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method.
- Work cooperatively.
- Develop a testable hypothesis.
- Conduct an experiment to test their hypothesis.
- Orally present their testable hypothesis, data and conclusions to their peers.