Judging Science Fair

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Science Fair Judges evaluate the quality of work done in planning and carrying out a project in pure applied science as well as how well the student understands the project and the subject area.

Higher marks are generally given to the projects laboratory, field or theoretical investigation or construction that demonstrates a creative approach or original thought.  Evaluation of projects also includes how well the student presents how the project evolved (i.e., where they got the idea and how it developed) and an assessment of how much outside help was received.

The three types of projects represented in the Regional Science Fair are as follows:

Experiment

A project of this type would be an investigation undertaken to test a specific hypothesis using experimental methods. Experimental variables, if identified, are controlled to some extent.

Study

This type of project is a collection and analysis of data to reveal evidence of a fact or a situation of scientific interest. This could include a study of cause and effect relationships involving social, political, or economic considerations; in depth studies and theoretical investigations. Identified variables are not feasible to control but meaningful correlations are encouraged.

Innovation

A project of this type would be one involving the development and evaluation of innovative devices, models, or techniques or approaches in fields such as technology, engineering, or computers (both hardware and software).


Regional Science Fair Judging Evaluation Scheme

Click here to see how projects are judged at the Regional Fair.


Volunteer Judges

Each year, we rely on judges to put on a successful fair.  Without these wonderful volunteers, the fair would not be possible.  If you would like to volunteer as a judge at the Regional Science Fair, please look for our call for judges on our Facebook page.  If you have any questions, the committee may be contacted at seab.sciencefair@gmail.com. If you would like to judge at a school fair, please contact Praxis.