The CHICO SCIENCE FAIR will be held February 25 - March 1, 2019. Now is the time to be thinking about a science question that you would love to explore! Last year, over 650 curious Chico students investigated some part of our world and entered their projects in this local fair.
Design your project and plan to exhibit it, or come and see the Science Fair as a visitor. The fair is held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Commercial Building.
Way back in October 1828, The American Institute of the City of New York, held its first industrial fair. This time period is before the locomotive had been invented and travel outside New York was only possible by boat or stagecoach. One of the prime exhibits at this show was the iron plow.
The industrial fair progressed to the Children's Fair in 1928, when it was organized as a yearly event by the American Institute. In 1942, William Emerson Ritter and Edward W. Scripps created "The Science Talent Search" for high school students. The first American National Science Fair was won by Alan J. Fletcher when he was 18, who demonstrated the laws of motion. Eventually, the Science Fair has evolved into what we know of today.