Science Fair


Napa County Science Fair

2018 Napa County 5-8 grade Science Fair

2018 Napa County Maker Fair

May 12, 2018

Science Fair = 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Maker Fair = 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Open to the Public
Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley
1515 Pueblo Avenue, Napa

The Napa County Science Fair is an opportunity to celebrate the exploration and creativity of our 5-8 grade students in the area of science education. Participating students also have the opportunity to win excellent prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. Families are encouraged to attend.

The Napa County Maker Fair will partner with the Science Fair to provide a variety of hands-on activities for children of all ages who want to explore science. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase. The Fair is also a wonderful opportunity for younger students to learn more about the Science Fair as future participants.

 How Do I Enter a Project in the Fair?scientist

There are two ways to enter a project in the Science Fair:

1. Students can attend the Preparation Workshop. The 2018 workshop was held on February 10.  All attendees are guaranteed a spot in the Fair.

Learn How To:

  • Select a good science fair project topic
  • Apply the scientific method
  • Design an engineering project
  • Prepare a winning presentation

Scientists/Teachers will be available to answer questions and to assist with project ideas. All workshop participants will receive a science fair notebook and t-shirt. Students must have an adult chaperone during the workshop.

Questions about the workshop? Contact Katie Stavas


2. Participating schools will submit projects to represent their schools.
2018 Information for Schools Printable flyer

Important Information
Participating Napa County schools can submit 3 science fair projects per grade (completed by a single student or a team) that will be judged separately to represent their school. Schools are not required to hold a science fair to submit. All participants will be recognized for their efforts, and prizes will be given to the top-scoring students.

Does your school want to participate? Contact Seana Wagner

Napa County Science Fair Resources

  • 2018 Attendee Information PDF

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Set-Up: Contact the Science Fair if your project will need power, water or is unusually large.
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Judges and visitors will be viewing your projects. Be ready to show off your hard work!
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony


  1. An adult must be responsible for each student. One adult can be supervising more than one student. For example, one parent can be responsible for all the students from one school.
  2. Students should pack water and snacks. There will also be hot dog lunches available for purchase.
  3. There will be hands-on activities for participating students and others to experience.
  4. Invite your friends, family and neighbors! The event is free and open tscience fairo the public.
  5. Students can also enjoy the 2017 Napa County Maker Fair at the same location.
  • Science Fair Guidelines PDF
  • Science Fair Workshop Presentation PDF | PPT

What are Engineering and Science video
Engineering Design Process video
Scientific Method Study video
Student Scientist Worksheet PDF
Engineering Design Worksheet PDF

2018 Prizes science instruments

The highest scoring projects by grade will receive gift cards to

Scientopia Science Fair Project Prep for Schools

Science Fair Support Program Available to Schools that Choose to Offer Program

6-week clinic to help students with their projects
Scientopia staff will assist students in conceptualizing and completing their science projects over the course of 6 weeks, especially those who lack mentors at home or face socioeconomic disadvantages. The program will meet once a week at participating school sites for an hour, exact days and times to be determined.

These clinics will include:

  • Scientific method/Engineering Design
  • Choosing a topic
  • Research/hypothesis/prototype
  • Experiment/design tests
  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Presentation of results

science fairThe cost for the 6-week course is $450; Title I schools pay a reduced rate of $300. Two possible sessions will be offered during the weeks of: February 6 – March 13, or March 20 – May 1 (no class during spring break). For grades 5-8, bilingual teachers are available.

Please contact or call (707) 477-9639 to work out the details. Openings are limited, so book now!

Science Fair Support After School Flyer PDF

Helpful Resources for Science Fair Projects

How to Do a Science Fair Project
All Science Fair Projects
Discovery Education – Science Fair Central
Science Buddies
Science News for Kids: Science Fair Project Ideas
Science Projects for Kids
The Science Club
Ag in the Classroom Projects PDF | DOC

Napa County Science Fair Supporters

American Council of Engineering Consultants
Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley
City of Napa
Napa County Office of Education
Napa Kumon Math & Reading Center
Napa Sanitation District
Napa Sunrise Rotary
RSA+ Civil Engineering

 Science Fair in the News


Seana Wagner, Napa County Office of Education | 707.265.2351