A tradition since 1988 is the annual school science fair hosted by our 6th grade classes. All 6th grade students enter a project in the school science fair. Other grade levels may participate at the discretion of the teacher. The 6th grade provides a four week unit of study on the scientific method. The 6th grade students each select a question which they investigate and came up with a hypothesis related to their question. Students design a plan to test their hypothesis and conduct a scientific investigation. Students make data collection plans to measure and record results. Students present the results of their investigations at the annual DeGrazia Science Fair held in the school cafeteria.
Teachers, judges, and parents have been very impressed with the quality of the work of all of our students. The winning projects represent our school in the Annual Southern Arizona Regional Science Fair hosted by the University of Arizona. A number of projects entered in the regional science fair in past years have won awards including several first place winners. One student has won a $500.00 scholarship. Three projects have been nominated for the screening round for the National Science Fair. We are proud of our students who participate in the school and regional science fairs. Our annual science fair is held in February of each school year. Check our school calendar for the exact date for this year's science fair.