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 for visiting schools, teachers, and students.
This year 2021 Virtual FLASF Day 2 of Fair workshops will be held online. Please check back or contact outreach<at>flasf.on.ca for more information.
What can you and your class do at this year's FLASF Virtual Science Fair?
- Experience an online science workshop
- Explore the online projects
- Join our Keynote presentations
- Watch our new virtual Awards Ceremony
Information and Resources to get your students started:
There is a wealth of information on this web site for your students to help them prepare their science project and to register for the FLASF science fair. Most questions should be answered here and we recommend this be your primary source of information. Registered students will be sent a link to Project Board and given instructions and directions on uploading their project and expectations for judging and participation. As well, we have identified a number of internet sources (see list below) we recommend to help students find project ideas and help guide them in their work.
Help and Information
The following links are from organisations 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.
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 organise 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.
Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,000 Project Ideas in all areas of 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.
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)’.
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.
If you have any questions about your project, ask the student coordinator at FLASF. For a complete list of FLASF contacts, see Contact Us