Teachers

Science Fair is an amazing experience that exposes students to new, fascinating innovations and ideas while promoting an enthusiasm for science.

Outreach Schools Program

FLASF has an Outreach Schools Program that should be of interest to teachers.

This program runs on Day Two of Fair and begins at 9:45 am.

Are your students interested in Science Fair but not participating this year? Join us on Day Two of Fair:

  1. Experience hands-on, interactive workshops
  2. Tour the Exhibit Hall
  3. Special Presentation
  4. Watch the Awards Ceremony

Complete the application Day Two of Fair Visiting Class Registration 2018 and return it to outreach today. Spaces are limited so please let us know that you are interested in bringing your class to the fair!

Information and Resources to get your students started:

There is a wealth of information on this web site for the students to help them prepare their science project and to register for the science fair. Most questions should be answered in this web site and we recommend that this be your primary source of information. We have prepared an information package (see link below) for the students that you can use to help guide their work and display to be acceptable for the regional science fair. As well, we have identified a number of internet sources (see list below) that we recommend to the students to help them get project ideas and help guide them in their work.

Important Information for teachers:

These 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. Links to these documents are also included on the Student page.

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.

Science Fair Teacher Workbook  (TEACHERS: BE SURE TO READ THIS AND THE NEXT ONE!)
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.

Science Fair Student Workbook
A very useful workbook to help guide the student in their 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.

FLASF Youtube page
A great place to find tips and information, plus videos of past science fairs.

Youth Science Canada
Resources for parents and students.

Yes I Can! – Science
This site is aimed at teachers, to “provide [them] with the classroom resources and background material”, some of the lessons and examples might get you thinking about ideas for a junior or intermediate project.

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 the first science social network for youth.

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.

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