• How-To For Grades K Thru 2

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    1. Science projects need to belong to the student  
    2. Consider the needs of the student’s grade level when deciding how much to support your child
    3. Discuss Steps of the Scientific Method so the child understands how to proceed with work on a collection, experiment or observation 
    4. Review the Engineering Design Process so the child understands how to proceed with work on a Maker project (invention, engineering, or model)
    5. Allow the student to decide on a project they understand and can complete on their own
    6. Provide support and reminders for completion of the Application Form
    7. Assist in review of grade level appropriate Scoring Rubric to address judging points
    8. Provide support and reminders for selecting project type, project category, and providing assistance with completing the Research and Safety Plan, Quad Chart and parent-signed Safety Form
    9. Provide support by writing or keying in the student logbook as they dictate (assistance to be noted in logbook)
    10. Ensuring three sources or works are cited.  No specific format is required.  Students may use their teacher as one of three sources.  Grades K through 2 may also use their parent, guardian or caregiver as one of three sources.
    11. Provide assistance with using PowerPoint
    12. Provide assistance with electronic submissions

    SPECIAL NOTE:  We follow the same protocol as that used by the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair.  That means we use the same forms and scoring rubrics for consistency in qualifying projects to advance to the ASSLSF event.

    Unlike the AASLSF, Kirkwood offers a Non-Judged Option for students that wish to participate without the competitive aspect.  

    Project Checklist

    Complete Reservation, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by November 23, 2022   (this reserves your STEAMFest spot and puts you on a special email list for helpful reminders)

    Complete Application, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by December 14, 2022   (this helps you think through and establish the foundation of your project.) 

    Complete Research and Safety Plan, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by December 14, 2022   (this helps you think through and establish the foundation of your project.) 

    Complete Safety Form, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by December 14, 2022  (this is ALSO to be included in your logbook and is worth 10 points toward your final score)

    Complete Quad Chart, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by December 6, 2022   (this is a simplified overview of your project)

    Complete PowerPoint Virtual Display, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by February 15, 2023   (ONLY PowerPoint or a PDF are accepted.  Project may be a display board presented in PowerPoint or PDF format.    Size is limited to ten pages and 100 MB. (Click the link for help in converting Keynotes into a PDF)

    Complete Logbook  in Word, submit to STEAMFestForms@kirkwoodschools.org by February 15, 2023   ONLY Word or a PDF are accepted. Size is limited to 10 pages, or 100 MB.  (Click this link for help in converting Pages into Word)

    Kirkwood Judging Conducted February 16 through February 28

    Kirkwood results emailed to participants March 1 through 3

    Results posted on website, shared through Peachjar and social media March 1 through 3

    Projects qualified to advance to ASSLSF will receive a special email with instructions on how to proceed



Last Modified on November 9, 2022