The annual Funhouse Science Fair is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 5 @ 3:30 pm!
The Funhouse Commons Science Fair is a chance for students to use the scientific method to answer a scientific question about the world. What burning questions do you have? What would you like to know more about? Your question will lead you to formulate a hypothesis (an educated guess about what you think the answer is). Then the really fun part – you get to design a science experiment to find out if your hypothesis is true! The results of your experiment will show you if your hypothesis was correct or not.
The Science Fair is a chance for you to share your experiment results with everyone and learn what everyone else discovered in their experiments! We’ll also have exciting live demonstrations, food and entertainment.
All school age youth are invited to enter their projects. As usual, we are open to any kind of project, from any field of science, big or small, loud or quiet. We are encouraging folks to make it! Invent it! Re-create it.
We encourage you to start brainstorming now! Registration is due by March 29th.
We are also seeking Wizard judges, volunteers, demonstrators. If you are interested in helping, or for more information call (360) 376-7177 or email our Program Director Liz at Liz@thefunhouse.org.
2018 Science Fair Winners
Theodore J. Vaccarella (age 12, 6th grade, Orcas Island Middle School)
Just Dough It – “I made dough with flours that contain different amounts of protein and tested the texture to see how protein affects the texture.”
Isabella Evans and Gray Gailey (ages 13, 7th grade, Orcas Island Middle School)
Stereotypes – “Stereotypes are a problem that plagues our society. We conducted an experiment to see how it affects the younger generation.”
William Stephens (age 12, 6th grade, Orcas Island Middle School)
What Cooking Method Preserves the Most Vitamin C in Carrots – “I cooked carrots in three different ways and then I tested them for Vitamin C.”
Richie Moore Rocket Ship of Wonder Award for 2018
Angelina Riddle (5th grade, Salmonberry School)
Walking Water – A demonstration of how water moves through cellulose
Calvin Saxe and Kristian Freeman
What Liquid Melts Color Off M&M’s the Quickest