Getting Started

Be sure to check these Links to the Student Pages on this website that you will need:

Eligibility

Please note that you do not have to have competed in a school science fair to enter this regional science fair. Any student in the region can and is encouraged to participate!

Participation in the fair is open to all students in grades 5 to 12 (under the age of 21 as of June 30th of the year of the Science Fair) who attend any public, separate, or private school, or who are home-schooled, in the City of Kingston, Frontenac County and Lennox & Addington County. Students do not need to qualify through a school competition and can enter FLASF directly.

To be eligible, the Application Form, together with the necessary declarations and the Project Summary must be submitted before the deadlines set by the Science Fair Committee (see Schedule Page). An exhibit must be set up by the date and time specified by the Committee and must be left on exhibit until the closing of the Fair (see Schedule Page). The Science Fair Committee reserves the right to reject unsuitable projects.

A project which has been presented at a previous science fair is not eligible. However, a project may be re-entered into competition if it has undergone substantial improvements which greatly increase the level of science presented.

Exhibits

Only one exhibit per student may be entered. Individual exhibits and exhibits done by a maximum of two students working on one project will be accepted. The exhibit must be designed and assembled entirely by the student(s); although advice and guidance may be obtained from anyone, as long as the necessary acknowledgements are included.

Important Information for students:

      Downloads have been prepared by FLASF and contain valuable information needed to help the student prepare their science project for the science fair. The student needs to read, understand and follow the instructions in these packages.

Student Preparation Packages are on the Student Home Page under ‘Where to Start’.

Help and Information

        The following links are from organizations outside of FLASF and offer ideas and advice on selecting, carrying out and presenting a science fair project. Because this information is from outside sites, the information may not be exactly applicable to FLASF, but they do serve as valuable resources to help you in preparing your project for the science fair. We suggest you look look through these links.

GENERAL INTEREST (a place to start)

FLASF YouTube page

        A great place to find videos for tips and information on how to prepare your project, plus videos of past science fairs to show you what does happen at a science fair.

PROJECT IDEAS; FROM START TO FINISH (Picking a project idea to displaying your project at a fair)

Science Fair Student Workbook    (BE SURE TO READ THIS ONE!)

A very useful workbook to help guide you in your project. This workbook is full of valuable information and is a ‘must read’ for both new and seasoned science fair participants. Because it has been prepared by an Ontario Regional Science Fair Group (the Bay Area Engineering and Science Fair), most of the information in this book is applicable to FLASF.

Science Fair Teacher Workbook

        A useful workbook to help guide the teacher to help students prepare projects and run a school science fair. Prepared by the Bay Area Engineering and Science Fair.

Your Ultimate Canadian Science Fair Resource: Getting Started and Stepping Up

        A useful website to help guide you on how to organize your project and prepare a display for the science fair. This site also includes links to a guide for more experienced students on how to improve your project. The web site is sponsored by Youth Science Canada.

Education.com

        Education.com has assembled a vast collection of science fair project ideas written by science teachers, professional scientists, and educational consultants on popular science fair topics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and even sociology.

Science Buddies

        Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,000 Project Ideas in all areas of science.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide by ipl2

        If you’ve never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! This site offers information and resources.

SMARTS

        SMARTS is a Canadian science social network for youth that includes guides on project (from start to competition).

SMARTER SCIENCE

        An open-source framework for teaching and learning K-12 science and developing the skills of inquiry, creativity and innovation in a meaningful and engaging manner.

Discovery Education

        This site is designed to help students ‘Design and conduct an investigative experiment (investigation)’ and ‘Design and engineer a practical solution to a problem (invention)’.

About.com Education

        Instructions for designing and performing an experiment or demonstration and lots of project ideas

Science Fair Guide: Resources for Teachers

        A resource for teachers to help students prepare for a science fair, including management tips and instruction worksheets (NOTE: This has been prepared by Holt Science and Technology and some aspects of this document, including the marking schemes identified) are different from FLASF).

Boys and Girls Science and Tech Club

        A rich set of resources to complement and supplement the elementary science curriculum in classrooms and at home. The activities are full sets of illustrated instructions for making simple tools and objects that illuminate important science concepts. All of the objects are made with ‘found’ materials that may otherwise end up in the garbage or recycling bins. Children can work with an adult to create the objects and then play with them to see how science works.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Youth Science Canada

        All about the Canada Wide Science Fair as well as a resource for parents and students.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions about your project, ask the student coordinator at students For a complete list of FLASF contacts, see Contact Us