Parents

This page is designed to assist parents and student mentors in understanding the FLASF rules and eligibility requirements, and to provide direction to help students be successful with their FLASF Science Fair projects.

Eligibility

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.

For a full list of FLASF rules regarding Eligibility and Registration, See Eligibility

 

Consent/Permission

Each student’s Parent/Guardian must consent to the student’s participation in the Fair. Please complete the online registration form with the student and answer all questions.

Here is the link that you should use to help your child register for the fair:

Online Registration

 

Please note: The Science Fair Committee, sponsors, and other fair supporters are not responsible for loss or damage to any display / exhibit. Care and operation of the display / exhibit is the responsibility of the student / exhibitor.

During the FLASF Science Fair, the parent or guardian is responsible for the student's safety during all portions of the planning, experimenting, presenting, and judging.  Please ensure your child practices safe science.

 

Expectations for Parents/Guardians of Students

The FLASF Science Fair will take place over two days.  Please refer to the Schedule and ensure that your student attends all required events and judging times.

 

FLASF Science Fair Code of Conduct

  • Participants will, at all times, respect the rights of other participants.
  • Participants must dress appropriately (in accordance with their school’s dress code).
  • Students must respect their peers by upholding the net-etiquette guidelines and interact with other students, FLASF committee members, and judges in a positive and inclusive manner.
  • Participants who do not behave in an appropriate manner or in any way violate the Code of Conduct will be disqualified and not allowed to continue to participate in the event. The violator forfeits their right to attend and participate in Science Fair events. Proper notification of the violation and action taken will be sent to the school along with copies to the Board(s) of Education. Copies will also be sent to the student’s parents or guardians.

 

How to help

There is a wealth of information on this web site for the students to help them prepare their science project and telling them how to register for the science fair. Most questions should be answered on this web site and we recommend that this be your primary source of information. We have prepared an information package for the students that you can use to help guide their work and to ensure that their display is acceptable for the regional science fair. As well, we have identified a number of internet sources that we recommend to the students to help them get project ideas and help guide them in their work. See the Student Page for these resources. We recommend that you look through these resources and discuss them with your child.

Your support and guidance to your child in helping them with their project is important but it is critical that this project be a product of your child’s own work and we ask you to be very careful to let your child do their own project. We recognise that many parents get involved in the construction of their child’s display panel, especially for the younger students. It is certainly acceptable to advise, use power or cutting tools and guide construction but we do ask that you let your child’s imagination, input and participation be integral parts of this process.

 

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about your child’s participation in the fair, ask the student coordinator at students <at>flasf.on.ca. For a complete list of FLASF contacts, see Contact Us