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100 tales of invention and scientific discovery to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy.

Watch this fascinating tour of the Space Station!   Hope it will inspire you too.... 

   Saturn:  Cassini's Final Chapter

After years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon begin its plunge into Saturn.  NPR conducted an interview with Dr. Carolyn Parco, head of the imaging team, about the mission's legacy.  (Background information on Cassini Solstice Mission: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory provides a great summary of Cassini's mission.  Read all about it!)

Inspiring story of a girl in Ohio who is putting her scientific skills to practice.

A true story of four African-American women who confidently and courageously stepped into the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA) to provide mathematical calculations that would help increase airplane production and eventually send the United States into space!

  Study: New York City Dirt Rich in Bacteria Related to Medical Treatments

Researchers discover genetic evidence of bacteria that could prove a new source of new antibiotics, anticancer treatments, and other natural therapeutics.

  Teen Wins Big for a Homemade Polymer

Orange-avocado material that could keep crops hydrated during droughts, places 1st at the Google Science Fair.

  Three Ways to Find More Disease Cures

Ways to advocate for better and continuous funding and support to train and retain young scientists.  

  Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

This book highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the ancient to the modern world.

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It takes all of you to make the PS11 Science Fair a success!!  March 2017, all 5th grade students participated and there were more than 60 3rd and 4th grade science fair teams.  

Big thank you to:
  • All of the participating STUDENTS for their hard work and their FAMILIES for supporting them. 
  • Our wonderful school:  Mr.. Bender, Ms. Mueller, Mr. Roylance, and Ms. Griffiths for inspiring, questioning, and organizing us. 
  • The Science Fair Committee, parent volunteers, Yasmine Mahdavi and Ann Yonetani for all their determination in making this all happen.
  • Our dedicated judges, including three Stuyvesant High School students, who volunteered their time to read (so many!) reports and interview the scientists.
Have a productive rest of the year.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Congratulations to all the 5th Grade Science Fair Participants!

Last night PS11 held the 5th Grade Science Fair and it was incredible.  Over 50 groups presented their projects - sharing their findings with peers, family members, high school students, and judges. It was a great night had by all and we are so proud all the students that participated! For more photos, visit our Science Fair page. More to come of the 3rd and 4th Grade Science Fairs...stay tuned!

 

 

 

Way To Go, 4th Grade Science Fair Participants!

What a spectacular morning at PS11!  So much thought went into these projects.

 

 

 

 

Way To Go, 3rd Grade Science Fair Participants!

What a spectacular morning at PS11!  So much thought went into these projects.

 

 

To contact us, please email PS11Sciencefair@gmail.com.

These helpful references will surely guide you in the right direction!

• Science Fair Packet 
• Science Fair FAQ
• Science Fair Rubric