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Mendocino County Science Fair
The 27th Annual Mendocino County Science Fair was held at the Mendocino College Gymnasium in Ukiah on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Click here for the Mendocino County Science_Fair_2013_Results
For Students and Parents/Guardians
Students enrolled in grades 3 through 12 and who have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their grade level (or have qualified by some other means designated by their school or district) may enter the fair. The grade levels are separated into divisions and categories, and students compete for medals/ribbons within their respective areas.
The Mendocino County Office of Education has prepared a Science Fair Student Handbook to provide students with a guideline while working on a science project. Students are encouraged to read the handbook as it includes project ideas, research methods, and instructions for creating your display. For more ideas on your science project, please refer to the Resources below.
Please note: Representatives of the Mendocino County Office of Education will photograph the Mendocino County Science Fair. All students participating in the event must have a completed photo release on file with the MCOE. The School Science Fair Coordinator, Teacher, and/or Designee must submit the completed forms to MCOE by the date indicated on the form.
Representatives from the California Association of Professional Scientists will present one award to a student in 7th-11th grade for overall outstanding project in any category. The winner is eligible to compete for CAPS statewide Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
Here are a few quick links from the Science Fair Student Handbook:
For School/District Coordinators, Teachers, and/or Designees
School/District Coordinators, Teachers, and/or Designees are encouraged to review the Mendocino County Science Fair Coordinators' Handbook. This handbook provides an overview of the guidelines for entries into the Mendocino County Science Fair.
The coordinator is responsible for completing and returning the School Roster and Volunteer Judges Forms by Friday, March 1, 2013.
School Roster (Student Entries and Project Titles)
Many hours of preparation go into this day, finding and assigning judges, setting judging times, making student packets, and preparing and printing the program so it is important that you submit your information in a timely manner.
Please submit the names and contact information for two volunteer judges for every six entries submitted to the Mendocino County Science Fair. Please provide the required number of judges if you are sending projects!
MCOE Photo Permission Student or Parent/Guardian Publicity Authorization and Release Form
MCOE will photograph the activities of the Mendocino County Science Fair. Students who are eligible to participate and who are planning to attend the Mendocino County Science Fair will need a Student or Parent/Guardian Publicity Authorization and Release form (MCOE form BE 5125.00a) on file with the MCOE before the student participates in the event.
The photo release forms can be faxed to 467-6020 or if you would like to scan and send the forms via email, call 467-5107 for the email address. You can also mail the forms to the following address:
For Volunteer Judges
The Mendocino County Office of Education would like to thank all of the judges for volunteering at the Mendocino County Science Fair. You might find the Orientation Form for Judging Criteria helpful.
Science Fair for Judges
California State Science Fair 2013
The 2013 California State Science Fair is scheduled on April 15-16, 2013. The event will be held at the California Science Center, Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
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