The purpose of the Chester School’s Science Fair is to provide an enjoyable and stimulating learning experience for all students. The competition is meant to be encouraging and motivating. In support of this objective, judges are asked to positively reinforce student efforts by sharing their experiences and exchanging ideas with the students participating.

  1. Projects for the lower grades (Grades K-2) will not be judged in the competition. Judges are asked to spend time with these younger students reviewing and discussing their projects. All students in these grades will be provided with participation awards to reward their efforts and to encourage them to participate in future Science Fairs.

  2. Projects for Grades 3-8 are to be judged and evaluated based on the Scoring Sheets. There are separate score sheets for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. See Sample scoresheets.

  3. A project done by a team of students will be judged at the highest grade level represented on that student team.

  4. Judges are expected to take into account a student's grade, experience and resources available when applying the judging criteria to a project.

  1. All projects are to be evaluated based on the depth of knowledge and understanding demonstrated by the students and displayed by their projects during the judge's review.