Thank you - we really appreciate the support!
The East Coventry Science Research Competition has been a wonderful tradition for many years. This celebration of science in our schools has grown into a community event that connects the real world with the classroom learning. There were many changes this year, but we all worked together to show everyone that East Coventry puts the S in STEM! (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
I am very lucky to be part of such an incredible community event! The EC Science Research Competition is always one of my favorite days of the year, and it would not be such a success without the unwavering assistance and encouragement from these people.
Scientists and Judges – for sharing their wisdom, experience, words of encouragement and time. You are an inspirational group of men and women, dedicated to our students, and I will always be grateful for sharing this journey with you!
EC PTA– for their financial support and legion of volunteers who make the day a memorable experience for the young scientists of East Coventry
The Parents– for mentoring and assisting the young scientists as they conduct their experiments
Todd Oswald - for your support, patience, and encouragement along the way, and being proud that Science is a special part of the East Coventry community
Laurie Jordan and Kirsten Gieseler – for their help with ordering materials, selling display boards, and answering many questions
4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers– for helping me stay connected with the students and building, guiding students with their research plans, and being flexible with my requests
Rusty Valentine, Waynette Wanamaker, and Dennis Daye - for help with set up, clean up, and letting me back into the building on those late nights
Kristy Mitchell, Abby Meyers, Terri Spiese, Dawn Janke, Barb Diehl, Judi Anastasi and the East Coventry Staff - for being flexible with space and schedules over the past several months as we worked out details for different events
Bella Napoli Pizza, Phoenixville - for pizzas so we can feed our many young scientists
Dave Jarvie - I hope you are enjoying the bird’s eye view from heaven!
This handout includes the schedule for the day of the competition and information about the pizza party, snacks, and beverages.This handout includes a diagram of the display board and how it should be assembled. It has important reminders about any restrictions, so please follow the directions very carefully. There are more specific Do's and Don'ts in the Science Rocks! packet listed below, including a color picture of an award-winning display.Please print out and attach this cover sheet to your Independent Science Research Plan. Be sure to check that you have all parts of the scientific method included and choose your participation level for experimentation. See your science teacher if you have any questions.This document lists a brief explanation of each of the steps of the Independent Research Plan. It continues with the rest of the scientific method if students and parents choose to conduct the experiment. Each step includes the support pages from the Science Rocks packet and the due date. Please contact your child's science teacher if you have any questions.East Coventry Independent Science Research Plan and Experimentation Guide(includes the EC Checklist and Timeline in Appendix H)This is the PowerPoint presentation that Ms. Bonner shared with fourth, fifth, and sixth grade parents at the October 11th PTA meeting. It explains district clarifications of the Independent Science Research Plan and the OPTIONS for experimentation.If you were not able to attend the Parent Info Night at the OJRMS, here is the PowerPoint presentation shared during the evening. Please contact Ms. Bonner if you have any questions.
CHOOSING THE OPTION TO COMPETE IN THE SCIENCE FAIR?HERE ARE THE COMPETITION FORMSFor your convenience, these forms have been highlighted to help you complete the necessary sections. If you would prefer to complete PDF versions with fillable fields and no highlighting, please click HERE. You must complete the proper forms for your experiment if you plan on competing in the school's research competition. See Appendix G in the district Science Rocks guide for directions on completing these forms.This is a copy of the Independent Science Research Plan done in class. This link provides students with a district example of the IRP, detailing the different components.