Running a School Science & Engineering Fair

Timeline

Late September
Topic approval
Students begin review of literature
State problem to research
List materials needed
Form hypothesis
Early October
Finalize procedures
Have procedures and research plan approved
Begin experiment
October
Experiment!
Have data book checks
Begin analysis of data
November
Experiment!
Continue to record data and checks
Continue analysis of data
December
Finish experiment
Analysis of data
Write conclusions
Design graphs
Finish research paper
Write abstract and design board
January
Local science competitions
February
Regional science competitions
March
State Science Fair Competition
May
International Science and Engineering Fair Competition