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Project Categories at the Regional Fair
Students entering the fair complete a project in one of the following categories. Click on the category name for a detailed description.
- Human Health Science
- Life Sciences and Earth Sciences (non-human)
- Physical and Mathematical Science
- Engineering and Computing Science
Types of Projects
• Experiment: A project of this nature involves an original scientific experiment to test a specific hypothesis in which the student recognizes and controls all significant competing variables and demonstrates collection, analysis, and presentation of data.
• Study: A study includes a collection and analysis of data to reveal evidence of a fact or a situation of scientific interest. It could include a study of cause and effect relationships involving ecological, social, political or economic considerations or theoretical investigations of scientific data.
• Innovation: Innovation projects involve the development and evaluation of innovative devices, models, techniques or approaches in fields such as technology, engineering, or computers (both hardware and software).
Safety and Ethics
All projects are subject to specific Safety and Ethics rules that are set by the Canada Wide Science Fair organization. The rules and regulations are particularly important for any project that involves human or animal subjects, firearms, hazardous materials or DNA. These policies should be reviewed and the student should ensure that the project meets all policy rules to be eligible for participation in the science fair. Failure to meet these policies will prevent you from participation in the science fair. Please review these regulations very carefully before the day-of-fair.
Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information --> Safety and/or Ethics
All participants should review the complete requirements for project displays found by clicking on the link at the top of this page --> Safety
- Project must meet and fall within the project guidelines set out in the instructions and directions for Project Board.
- All equipment must be supplied by the exhibitor.
Science Fair Report
A report must be prepared and to participate in the science fair. The Report will provide the judges with information about your project. Judges will be able to review your Report before they judge your project and will therefore be better prepared to ask you questions during the presentation of your project.
Your report should give a complete overview and description of your project. It should be detailed and describe all parts of your scientific process and should be 3 to 5 pages in length.
- A catchy, clever title that gives an accurate description of your project
- Purpose of the experiment (background).
- Hypothesis or question
- Procedures including materials and methods (at least for an experimental project).
The level of complexity in the project and the summary report should be appropriate for the age group that you are competing in.
If you have any questions about your pre-fair report or project, ask the student coordinator at students<at>flasf.on.ca
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