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Additional Resource Documents to Download

Many of the links provided in this section are in addition to the links and materials referenced in the resource sections for teachers, students, parents and school-based contacts. Do not rely solely on this section for resources. If you're looking for help on a particular topic, be sure to first select a topic from the appropriate section.

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For Teachers:

Websites Science Fair Guides for Teachers

  • Science Fair Guide: A Resource for Teachers - developed by Holt Science & Technology, this guide includes detailed information for teachers as they work through Phase 1 to Phase 5 (complete guide 30 pages) - or access below only the specific phase you require, rather than the entire guide:
  • Youth Science Foundations (30 pages) - The SMARTS Guide to Science Fairs
  • Elmer's Science Fair Website (12 pages, with illustrations) - Teacher Resource Guide
  • Canada Wide Science Fair (47 pages) - 2008 Participant Guide
Other Resources, Documents and Handouts
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For Students:

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For Parents:
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For Science Fair Contacts:
  • Coordinating a Science Fair - this website is developed by Discovery Education and Scotch
  • How to Plan a School-wide Science Fair written by a TCRSB teacher, this brief guide will help you to plan your school's science fair
  • Science World British Columbia - refer to section 1.0 of the guide for help on planning your school-based science fair
  • Science Celebration Guide - refer to section entitled "Oragnization Timelines" (pages 17 - 19) for tips on organizing the science fair at different stages of planning. Read the section "Celebration Day" (pages 29-33) for tips on what to do on the day of the fair. 

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For Judges:
  • Canada-Wide Science Fair - Judge's Scoring Sheet - English  /  French (students, teachers and parents may find it beneficial to look at the scoring sheet since it can be used as a rubric)
  • Judge's Presentation on Scoring Student Projects (Powerpoint file) - presented to judges on the morning of the Regional Expo
  • Judge's Package for Regional Expo (MS Word) - agenda, helpful information, tips
  • Surviving Science Fair - Tips from judges

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