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BHC Science Fair
March 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join us for our third annual Birmingham Homeschoolers Science Fair! Kids from preschool to high school can submit a project for judging. Please see the Project Guidelines sheet for rules and regulations (as well as explanations and ideas) and submit the registration sheet for each project. Registration will close at the end of the day on February 19th so please register before that time to assure a space for your child.
Make sure you register your student and project before February 19th
BHC Science Fair Guidelines – click for printable form.
All projects must be a controlled research experiment that follows the scientific method. This is not for models or for research compilations.
For information about the scientific method, see these web sites-
For information about controlled experiments, see these web sites-
–Make sure the project is age-appropriate. The student should understand what they are doing and be able to discuss it with you. The student should pick a project that that they are interested in and do the work themselves as much as possible.
–Please do not harm any living things for your project.
–For ideas of possible projects, see the following sites-
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/ Click on Project Ideas at the top of the screen then Browse by Topic or Grade Level.
Pinterest is another great source. Just make sure the project is a controlled experiment.
–A student may enter just one project. Students may work together on a project, but the project will be judged for the age group of the oldest child involved.
–Projects will be judged and prizes awarded for winners. All participants will receive a certificate for participating.
–All presentations must be in English and the student must be prepared to answer age-specific questions about their project. Make sure to write everything in your own words to avoid plagiarism.
–You do not have to have your project judged if you do not want to. Just mark that on the registration form.
–The presentation must be presented on a tri-fold, stand alone cardboard display board that can be found at Wal-mart and other local stores for around $3.
–Please follow the below example as closely as possible to simplify judging. If the child cannot write, someone else can write for them or they can draw pictures to demonstrate what they did. Photographs are also good to use.
–You can bring materials to show the judge, but they must fit easily in front of the poster and they must not need to be plugged in or require other resources. They must not make a mess.
–On fair day, please be there by 1:00 to make sure you are set up and ready for judging. The judging times will be announced the day of the event.
Please note that the measurements for the poster board are 48″ long and 36″ tall. The diagram has a mistake- the middle section measures 24″, not 36″.
Please log on to register for this event by February 19th.