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Annual Ventana Vista Science Fair 2016

Update March 7:

Congratulations of all of our science fair participants! Ventana Vista sent 10 projects to the SARSEF competition. Four projects were recognized with awards. Outstanding work!

  • Does color effect which M & M melt fastest?
    K-CB002 1 award(s)
    Melting M & Ms
    Scarlett Bonomolo, Camille Garcia
    K - Chemical and Biochemical Sciences, Ventana Vista Elementary, Team - 2 people
  • Water for the Garden
    K-EE001 2 award(s)
    Investigating the use of Ollas for water conservation
    Sofia Garcia
    K - Earth and Environmental Studies, Ventana Vista Elementary, Individual
  • A Sticky Situation - Which surface does a suction cup stick to the best?
    1-PM002 1 award(s)
    Investigating the 'stickiness' of suction cups onto different surfaces.
    Ezra Mandel
    1 - Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics, Ventana Vista Elementary, Individual

  • The Power of Junk
    2-EN003 4 award(s)
    Investigating different renewable materials from which to construct a working solar cell
    Ethan Bialis
    2 - Energy, Ventana Vista Elementary, Individual

Update January 25:

Woot, woot! It's Ventana Vista's Science Fair week!! It's time to showcase your scientific discoveries and engineering feats. Science projects can be dropped off on Monday, January 25th in the Southwest room of the library, 2nd floor between 7:30-8:30am AND 2:30-3:15pm. Please attach an index card with the student's name, grade and teacher on the back of the project. Please no names on the front of the project. Projects will be judged on Tuesday, January 26th.

Oral presentations for Grade 3-5 students will take place on Wednesday, January 27th between 3:30-5:30pm. Students must sign up to give an oral presentation: Sign up here

Stop by the Science Fair Open House on Thursday, January 28th from 5-7pm and support our budding scientists and engineers!

This will also be the Grand Opening of MAKERSPACE and Lego League demonstrations with Charlotte Ackerman!

Projects can be picked up on Friday, January 29th between 7:30-8:30am AND 2:30-3:15pm.

The Annual Science Fail will be held January 25-29, 2016. Curiosities, observations and stellar scientific discoveries are always in fashion. Draft a science project proposal by November 20, 2015 and deliver it to the front office. Students can prepare science experiments and reports as a classroom, in pairs or small groups, or individually. Please refer to the handout packet for more detailed information.

Form and rules info coming by mid-November! Contact Ray Runyon at with questions.

Science Fair projects will be judged based on their use of the scientific method and the curiosity displayed. The individual or team projects are performed outside the classroom. Teachers may choose to perform a project that includes all students in their classroom. All individual and team participants will receive a medal for participation. The top 3 projects in each grade will receive awards. Additionally, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade projects will be invited to give an oral presentation of their projects before a panel of parent scientists. .

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VV School 2015 Science Fair Results

VV School 2014 Science Fair Results

VV School 2013 Science Fair Results

VV School 2012 Science Fair Results

Pictures from 2011 fair