Whew! Our Impact Denver team has been busy this past month reminiscing about our grade school days, while we learn about Science Fair Fun from the organization’s founder, Wendy Wempe. The biggest takeaway is: never doubt what a passionate individual can do to make a difference.
Once you have all of the essential activities planned for your Science & Engineering Fair and have volunteers lined up, then you might consider organizing supplemental activities around your fair. Supplemental activities can include inspiring events, fundraisers, or carrots for student participation.
Science Fairs can take a lot of resources to be successful. Not all schools have the people power to go all out on Science Fair. Below is a summary of different components of your Science Fair and recommended numbers of volunteers for each component.
Creating a budget for your Science & Engineering Fair is not necessary. But if you have a source for funding, then you can add some perks for increasing student and family engagement. You might ask your principal, parent-teacher organization/association, or student council if they have a budget for your fair.