Science Fair

The following due dates are for the 2013-14 Our Lady of Fatima Science Fair. As you may notice they are much earlier than in past years. This is because the registration for Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair date is now in early January. All students will recieve registration packets for PRSEF  to make completing the paper work easier. We will complete most of the forms in class and send them home for parent signatures. I strongly discourage the use of animals and any chemicals that would be considered hazardous because they need approval of veterinians or qualified scientist. Before choosing a project you may want to check with me or  view the PRSEF website at to ensure that students do not need special signatures.

Students will receive a packet that has all important information and due dates but may also be accessed through the following websites:, and

Due Dates:

Oct. 16, 2014 Topics  - Please submit 5 areas of interest with two questions/ topic.

Oct. 23, 2014Research - Students must investigate the topic of their choice and find 25 facts in at least 5 seperate resources of which only 3 may be websites.

Oct. 29, 2014- Hypothesis - the hypothesis should state what they think the outcome will be and why they believe this will be the outcome.

Nov 5, 2014 Plan - students must show a detailed plan of what they will do to test the hypothesis.

Nov. 16, 2014 Observation/Data - students must list 10 observations they made while performing the experiment and develop rough drafts of how they will display the data on graphs/charts.

Dec 8, 2014 Conclusion - students are to list 10 facts that they learned about their topic.


Nov. 21, 2014 Abstract - students are limited to 100 words to explain thier project. They may view an example at

Nov, 21, 2014Pre Approval Forms  - due to PRSEF for projects with bio hazard materials or human/animal testing subjects. Forms are due to Mrs Martin by Nov. 21,2014

TBA - Science Fair at Our Lady of Fatima-  we will have judging by outside sources. If you know anyone who would be interested please let me know. Judges do not need to have science backgrounds, they only need to be inquisitive. Students qualify for PRSEF by scoring an average of 90% for 6th grade, while the top 20 from grades 7 & 8 will represent Our Lady of Fatima.

January 9, 2015 Student Registration for PRSEF

March 27,2015 Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Pittsburgh Science Center and Heinz Field.