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6th Grade Clinch Powell / LMU Science Fair


Science Fair Applications due on February 26, 2018

Blank Application (PDF File)



Huntsville Middle Science Fair


March 7th (Wednesday) - Set up


6th-8th Grades (set up in HMS GYm)

5th Grade ( Set up in HES Playroom)


March 8th (Thursday) - Judging @ 11:00 in HMS Gymnasium


March 9th (Friday) - Winners announced, Viewing, & Removal



County-Wide Science Fair  @ Scott High School Gym

March 15th (Thursday) - Set up & Judging

March 16th (Friday) - Individual schools & Public viewing; pictures & Pick up projects


The Five Types of Science Fair Projects:

  1. Investigative

    In this type of project you ask a question, construct a hypothesis, test your hypothesis using an experiment and draw conclusions from your experiment.

  2. Laboratory Demonstration

    Repeat an experiment and retest a hypothesis. These experiments can be found in books, on the net or your science classroom.

  3. Research and Poster

    Extensive research on a topic, write a research paper and do a visual of the main points of what you found in your research. Many times backboards are used as the visual part of this project.

  4. Hobby or Collections

    Display a collection of objects or interesting artifacts so that the viewer gets a sense of knowledge about your topic. It involves library research,  but generally no hypothesis is formulated or tested.

    Examples: Rock collections, Egyptian mummies

  5. Model Building

    Build a scaled model to illustrate a scientific principle. 
    Examples: Shadow boxes of land formations, a model of the solar system, volcanoes 



Science Fair Categories:

  1. BotanyStudy of plant life--agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant pathology, plant genetics, hydroponics, algae, etc.
  2. Environmental Science: Study of pollution (air, water, and land) sources and their control; ecology
  3. Engineering/Computer ScienceEngineering:

    Technology- projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing   and practical uses--civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical,   photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and refrigerating, transportation,  environmental engineering, etc.

    Computer – Study and development of computer software and hardware and associated logical devices

  4. Physical/Mathematics Earth and Space Science: Geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, speleology, seismology, geography, etc.

    Mathematics - Development of formal logical systems or various numerical and algebraic computations, and the application of these principles--calculus, geometry, abstract algebra, number theory, statistics, complex analysis, probability.  
    Medicine and Health - Study of diseases and health of humans and animals--dentistry, pharmacology,  pathology, ophthalmology, nutrition, sanitation, pediatrics, dermatology, allergies, speech and hearing, etc. 
    Microbiology - Biology of microorganisms--bacteriology, virology, protozoology, fungi, bacteria genetics, yeast, etc.
    Physics - Theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on  matter--solid state, optics, acoustics, particle, nuclear, atomic, plasma, superconductivity, fluid and gas dynamics, thermodynamics, semiconductors,  magnetism, quantum mechanics, biophysics, etc. 
    Chemistry - Study of nature and composition of matter and lawsgoverning it­physical, chemistry, organic chemistry (other than biochemistry), inorganic chemistry,   materials, plastics, fuels, pesticides, metallurgy, soil chemistry, etc.
    Biochemistry – Chemistry of life processes-molecular biology, molecular genetics, enzymes, photosynthesis, blood chemistry, protein chemistry, food chemistry, hormones, etc.

  5. Behavioral and Social ScienceHuman and animal behavior, social and community relationships-psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, ethology, opinion surveys, educational testing, etc.
    Gerontology – Study of the aging in living organisms
  6. Zoology: Study of animals--animal genetics, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology,  entomology, animal ecology, paleontology, cellular physiology, circadian  rhythms, animal husbandry, cytology, histology, animal physiology,   invertebrate neurophysiology, studies of invertebrates, etc
  7. Team Projects: 
    Study conducted by two or three students in any discipline.
  8. Class Project: Class projects compete in a separate “class” category against all other class projects.  A class project cannot be converted to an individual project or vice-versa



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2017-18 "Best of Show"science fair best of show


HMS Best of Show Previous Winners
  2017 Kaitlyn Stiltner
  2016 Hunter Trammell
  2015 Austin Byrge
  2014 Shaya Smith
  2013 Dallen Neal
  2012 Andrew Hamby
  2011 Westin Hardesty
  2010 Merry Carson
  2009 John Carson
  2008 Rebekah Sexton
  2007 Cassia Hamilton












2018 Clinch Powell Science Fair "Winner"

6th grade 2018 clinch powell science fair winner


"1st Place Winners"

 science fair 1st place winners


"2nd Place Winners"

 science fair 2nd place winners


"3rd Place Winners"

 science fair 3rd place winners