It's that time of year again – time to get ready for the Albuquerque Area
Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair. This year our fair will be held
Friday, January 18th, 2008, at Heights First Church of the Nazarene on Paseo
del Norte (between Wyoming and Ventura on the north side of the road – same
place that we've always held it).
We hope you will consider participating with us. Our fair is open to all
homeschoolers from kindergarten through 12th grade. We will have independent
judges (no homeschool parents), and awards will go to the top three projects
in the junior division (grades 6 –
, and the top three projects in the
senior division (grades 9 – 12). Children participating at the elementary
level (grades K – 5) will be judged and will receive awards. Also, an
overall, best-in-show award will be presented.
We'd really like to have anyone, grades kindergarten through 12th,
participate and will help in any way we can. If your child has any
question(s) concerning their ideas, project, methodology, analysis, etc.,
please don't hesitate to have them email (email@example.com)
or call (821-3612). In a few minutes we might save them hours of time,
especially if they're stuck. Also, if you're participating in another
groups' science fair, you're welcome to ask questions of us, share any
information we provide with others, and we'd love to have you come see our
We have a Scientific Review Committee (SRC) set up for the purpose of
reviewing protocols. If you, or anyone you know, is conducting a study
requiring an SRC review, whether you're participating in our fair or not,
you're welcome to use our SRC.
Last year we sent 6 students on to the regional fair. This year we hope to
increase that number. This year, like last, we will pay the entry fee for
all students going on to the regional fair. And this year our fair entry fee
has been reduced slightly. Note that the name of the regional fair has
changed. It is now called the Central New Mexico Science & Engineering
I will be sending out several emails with attachments that you might find
helpful. These attachments have been provided by the Science Technology
Engineering & Math (STEM) Education Outreach Program at the University of
New Mexico. Email Heather to receive future updates and attachments. The new
STEM website can be found at:
I hope this information helps you as you get started. If you find that these
attachments, or any information that I distribute concerning the science
fair might be of use to others, please don't hesitate to forward it on to
them for their use. Or, better yet, invite them to join with us this year.
Attached please find our Albuquerque Area Homeschool Science & Engineering
Fair entry forms** and project schedule.**
We hope to see you at this year's Albuquerque Area Homeschool Science &
Heather W. Allen
Phone: (505) 821-3612
Fax: (505) 821-3612
*Albuquerque Area – This refers to the location of the fair, but is not
intended to limit anyone's involvement. If you want to have a local or
regional fair and send a representative, that would be great. Individual
entries from anywhere in New Mexico are also welcome!
**Attachments are available!
The CAPE list sends to over 1000 home educating families, so we have opted
NOT to include the attachments. If you would like to receive any or all,
just "Reply" with your request, and we will be happy to oblige!
2) Team Entry Form
3) Individual Entry Form