Events

2017 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2017 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 15-17 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 33 schools participated and submitted 190 projects. The evening celebration featured activities from 11 partner organizations.

Participating Schools

Bella Vista, Bridges Academy, Brookfield Elementary, Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Chabot Elementary, Coliseum College Prep Academy , Crocker Highlands Elementary, Edna Brewer Middle School, EnCompass Academy, Franklin Elementary, Futures Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Markham Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Avenue Elementary, PLACE at Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, RISE Community School, Sankofa Academy, Sequoia Elementary, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary, Westlake Middle School

Supporting Organizations

Berkeley Lab, Chabot Space & Science Center, Community Resources for Science, East Bay Agency for Children , East Bay Regional Park, KIDS for the BAY, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Zoo, OUSD Nutrition Services, Shark Stewards, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Please note that the District Science Fair features top projects from school site fairs. The District event is not judged. All participating projects will receive a custom certificate, medal, and ribbon.


Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Students and teachers who are interested in entering higher level regional competition can sign up for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair every March. Please note that this event is independent of participation in the OUSD Science Fair.

2016 Science Fair Poster


 


Planning Resources

Need to fund display boards or supplies for your school's science fair? Apply for a science grant from DonorsChoose. The Synopsys Outreach Foundation provides free science fair boards early September. Additional resources are listed below.


 

2016 Science Fair Poster

2016 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2016 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 16-18 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 43 schools participated and submitted 219 projects. The evening celebration featured activities from 9 partner organizations.

Participating Schools

Bella Vista Elementary, Bret Harte Middle School, Edna Brewer Middle School, Bridges Academy, Brookfield Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Coliseum College Prep Academy , Chabot Elementary, Community United Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, Emerson Elementary, EnCompass Academy, Franklin Elementary, Futures Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grass Valley Elementary, Greenleaf Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Markham Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Montclair Elementary, New Highland Academy, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Avenue Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, RISE Community School, Sankofa Academy, Sequoia Elementary, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary

Supporting Organizations

Chabot Space & Science Center, Community Resources for Science, Central Family Resource Center, East Bay Regional Park District, Kids for the Bay, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden


 

2015 Science Fair Poster

2015 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2015 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 18-20 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 38 schools participated and submitted 258 projects. The evening celebration featured activities from 5 partner organizations. Congratulations to all the participating students!

Participating Schools

Bella Vista Elementary, Bridges Academy, Brookfield Elementary, Coliseum College Prep Academy, Claremont Middle School, Community United Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, EnCompass Academy, Franklin Elementary, Futures Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grassvalley Elementary, Greenleaf Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita SEED Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, ROOTS International Academy, RISE Community School, Sequoia Elementary, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary

Supporting Organizations

Chabot Space & Science Center, Community Resources for Science, Edventure More, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Oakland Museum


 

2014 Science Fair Poster

2014 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2014 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 19-21 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 43 schools participated and submitted 252 projects. The evening celebration featured activities from 12 partner organizations. Congratulations to all the participating students!

Participating Schools

Allendale Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary, Bridges Academy, Brookfield Elementary, Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Cleveland Elementary, Coliseum College Prep Academy, Community United Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, EnCompass Academy, Esperanza Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Fruitvale Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grass Valley Elementary, Greenleaf Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Manzanita SEED Elementary, Montclair Elementary, New Highland Academy, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, RISE Community School, Sequoia Elementary, Think College Now Elementary, Thornhill Elementary

Supporting Organizations

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair, Chabot Space & Science Center, Community Resources for Science, Energy Coalition/PEAK, Galileo, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Lighthouse Creativity Lab, Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, OUSD Nutrition Department, Save the Frogs, Techbridge


 

2013 Science Fair Poster

2013 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2013 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 20-22 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 47 schools participated and submitted 280 projects. The evening celebration featured activities from 13 partner organizations.

Event Program
Poster in color, white, and black and white
designed by Caleb Cheung and Brainstorm's artist Jason Snyder

Participating Schools

Thornhill Elementary, Think College Now, Sequoia Elementary, RISE Community School, Redwood Heights Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Piedmont Elementary, Parker Elementary, Oakland Technical High School, New Highland Academy, Montclair Elementary, Markham Elementary, Manzanita SEED Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Lincoln Elementary, Lazear Academy, Laurel Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, Joaquin Miller Elementary, International Community School, Howard Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Hillcrest, Greenleaf Elementary, Grass Valley Elementary, Global Family School, Glenview Elementary, Fruitvale Elementary, Franklin Elementary, EnCompass Academy, Edna Brewer MS, East Oakland Pride Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, Community United Elementary , Coliseum College Prep Academy, Cleveland Elementary, Chabot Elementary, Castlemont High School, Carl Munck Elementary, Burckhalter Elementary, Brookfield Elementary, Bridges Academy, Bella Vista Elementary, Allendale Elementary

Supporting Organizations

Chabot Space and Science Center, Community Resources for Science, East Bay Regional Parks, Energy Coalition/PEAK, Kids for the Bay, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, OUSD Nutrition Department, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Stopwaste.org, Techbridge, The Clorox Company


 

2012 Science Fair Poster

2012 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

A record 270 projects from 49 schools were on display at the Chabot Space & Science Center May 22-23. 1097 people attended the evening celebration featuring activities from 15 partner organizations. A special highlight was Oakland A's star player Joshua Reddick, who took time to interview student about their projects.

Event Program
Event Pictures by Howard Ruffner
Poster black, white, or black and white.

Participating Schools

Allendale Elementary, Alliance Academy, Bella Vista Elementary, Brewer Middle School, Bridges Academy Elementary, Brookfield Elementary,Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Chabot Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Community United Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, East Oakland Pride, EnCompass Academy, Franklin Elementary, Futures Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grass Valley Elementary, Greenleaf Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Learning Without Limits Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Markham Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Montclair Elementary, New Highland Elementary, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, Rise Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary, United for Success Academy, Urban Promise Academy

Supporting Organizations

Chabot Space and Science Center,The Clorox Company, Community Resources for Science, East Bay Regional Parks, The Energy Coalition, ITT Institute, KIDS for the BAY, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Oakland A's, Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Stopwaste.org, Techbridge, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden


2011 Science Fair Poster

2011 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2011 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 23-25 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. 43 schools participated with 220 project. The theme was Energy and Our Environment. Students were encouraged to develop projects that address the theme.

Event Program
Pictures
Poster in color or black and white

Participating Schools

Allendale Elementary, Alliance Academy, Bridges Academy, Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Community United Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, Edna Brewer Middle School, Encompass Academy, Esperanza Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Futures Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grass Valley Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Learning Without Limits, Manzanita Community School, Manzanita Seed, Marshall Elementary, Melrose Leadership Academy, Montclair Elementary, Montera Middle School, New Highland Elementary, Oakland High School, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Avenue Elementary, PLACE @ Prescott, Redwood Heights Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Roots International Academy, Skyline High School, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary, United for Success Academy


2010 Science Fair Poster

2010 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2010 Science Fair celebration took place from 5-8 pm on May 26 at the Chabot Space & Science Center. In addition to the 240 science fair projects on display, the drop in event featured special activities from eight partner organizations. Chabot exhibits and the planetarium were also open. 830 students, families, staff, and the community attend this public event!

Event Program
Poster in color or black and white

Participating Schools

Allendale Elementary, Alliance Academy, Bridges Academy, Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Coliseum College Prep Academy, Crocker Highlands Elementary, East Oakland Pride, Edna Brewer Middle School, Esperanza Elementary, EXCEL High School, Franklin Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Global Family School, Grass Valley Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Learning Without Limits, Manzanita Community School, Marshall Elementary, Maxwell Park Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Montera Middle School, North Oakland Community Charter, Oakland High School, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Avenue Elementary, Redwood Heights Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary, and Tilden Elementary.


 

2009 Science Fair Poster

2009 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

29 schools participated in the 2009 OUSD Science Fair. 170 projects were submitted and on display at the Chabot Space & Science Center. On May 19, over 1100 students and teachers visited the Center and viewed the projects on field trips. On May 20, 450 students, families, and community members attended the evening reception.

Reception Program
Event Poster

Participating Schools

Allendale Elementary, Bridges Academy, Brookfield Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Crocker Highlands Elementary, Esperanza Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Global Family, Grass Valley Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Maxwell Park Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Parker Elementary, Piedmont Elementary, Redwood Heights Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Skyline High School, Thornhill Elementary



Pictures by Anna Wu


2008 Science Fair Poster

2008 OUSD K-12 Science Fair

The 2008 OUSD K-12 Science Fair took place on May 21, 5-7 pm at the Chabot Space & Science Center. Over 560 students, families, staff, and community members attended the event that featured 180 projects from 34 schools. The evening also included guest presenters from the East Bay Regional Park District, Oakland Museum, and Oakland Zoo.

Event Program
Poster (color, black/white) Oakland Tribune Article

Participating Schools
Allendale Elementary, Bridges Academy, Burckhalter Elementary, Carl Munck Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Cleveland Elementary, Coliseum College Preparatory, Crocker Highlands Elementary, Emerson Elementary, Esperanza Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Glenview Elementary, Grass Valley Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Howard Elementary, International Community School, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, Korematsu Discovery Academy, La Escuelita Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Manzanita Community School, Maxwell Park Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Montera Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, Skyline High School, Think College Now, Thornhill Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Tilden Elementary