STEM Fair Registration and Information

ASD-N North Shore Regional STEM Fair for K-12

  • For schools under the Bathurst Education Centre area of schools.
  • Maximum of 6 projects per school in each of the following categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (for example, a K-12 school could send up to 18 projects).
  • STEM Fair Date: Saturday March 25, 2017.
  • Location: Terry Fox Elementary, Bathurst.
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday March 21, 2017.
  • Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/LXc4R8caFmZOVF6r1

ASD-N Miramichi River Regional STEM Fair for K-12

  • For schools under the Miramichi Edcuation Centre area of schools.
  • Maximum of 6 projects per school in each of the following categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (for example a K-12 school could send up to 18 projects).
  • STEM Fair Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017.
  • Location: James M. Hill Memorial High School, Miramichi
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday March 28, 2017.
  • Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/wJnbuh7nN3f1g7FD3

Schedule of Events - Both District Fairs will follow a similar timetable (please note end times may be adjusted slightly)

Time

Activity

10:30-11:30

Project arrivals and set up.  Note there will not be a schedule time for lunch but students may eat a bagged lunch at their convenience.  Please consider allergies and note that this is a peanut free school.

11:30-11:50

Welcome, introductions and instructions

12:00-12:40

Project Judging and Student Activities

12:45-1:25

Project Judging and Student Activities

1:30-2:10

Project Judging and Student Activities

2:15-2:55

Project Judging and Student Activities

3:00-3:30

Public Viewing (while Judges meet)

3:30-4:00

Golden Tickets Presentation/Closing Ceremony

 Project Guidelines (taken from the provincial science fair site: http://www.exposciencesnb.ca/info.asp)

  • EXHIBITS

    1. All exhibits must be confined to a table or floor space not to exceed 1.2 meters wide by 0.6 meters deep. Height of exhibits is limited to 1.5 meters. Exhibits that exceed the dimensions given may be disqualified. Exhibitors must plan for this allotted space only.
    2. Group projects (maximum of 2 students) may be entered. In the event of an award, the prize is shared equally between the students.
    3. The same exhibitor may not display an identical exhibit at any subsequent New Brunswick Science Fair. However, a project may be improved and entered again in competition.
    4. Construction of exhibits must be sturdy, with moving parts firmly attached and approved for safety. Each exhibit must be self-supporting. Electricity (AC 110V, 60 Hz) will be supplied upon request; however, the host venue will not provide gas, running water, or any other material.
    5. An exhibitor may not present more than one exhibit each year.

  

  • SAFETY RULES

    1. Displays must be solidly constructed. Moving pieces, if any, must be firmly attached and present no danger of accident. Switches and cords must be of the approved variety and circuits adequately protected. Cell or battery-fed circuits should be safe both in design and operation. Pressure vessels must be equipped with safety valves and gas cylinders stabilized.
    2. Open flames, live animals, inflammable liquids, microbial cultures, plants and soil, biodegradable material and lasers in working order may not be exhibited.
    3. No toxic, corrosive or dangerous chemicals are allowed at the Science Fair. Substitutes, such as sugar, water, food dyes, salt, flour and molasses, must be used to simulate dangerous chemicals.
    4. For a project involving live animals, the regulations of the Youth Science Foundation must be followed. For further information, visit www.ysf.ca

Provincial Registration Procedure http://www.exposciencesnb.ca/sciencefairs.asp (if awarded a golden ticket at one of the District STEM Fairs, a maximum of 24 golden tickets, 12 for each grade category 6-8 and 9-12).

1. Online portion
All registrations for Regional Science Fairs must be completed online by March 28 for winners of the Bathurst STEM Fair and Monday April 3 for winners of the Miramichi STEM Fair. http://secure.youthscience.ca/sfiab/rivervalley/register_participants.php

2. Documentation
In addition to the signed documents which must be sent as part of the registration process, a project report should be e-mailed. The report should be a maximum of 5 pages and must include the title of the project, the name of the participant(s), the name of the school as well as the following:

  • Introduction, background, purpose
  • Hypothesis
  • Methods and procedures
  • Results, observations and conclusion/discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Changes to a project continued from a previous year
  • Bibliography

Thanks in advance for participating in what should be a great showcase of student work!