Science Fair Timeline
Welcome to the Buchanan Science Fair Site!
Goal - Make the world a better place
... then SF is for you.
Projects are experiments with unknown conclusions when starting
Building a new concept is engineering which is Science Fair
Demonstrations, research, explanation models, & build from a kit are NOT projects in Science Fair
High School level science fair projects center around 5 things:
Relevance to the world inspiration/discussion/extension ... most important aspect - so what?
Unique Question or unique take on an experiment
Lots of thought shown in a 100+ page journal
Lots of trials - over 100 when appropriate ... only a few trials means you need more time
- Some projects take multiple years - they tend to win and go to INTEL
Strong analysis of data ... the more math, the stronger the analysis
DUE dates are to Ms. Herrington with journal checks OR online submissions
Oct 14th-Interest and idea DUE plus your CUSD code of ethics (linked on GC)
October-Research & Question in Journal
Digital is great but you need your written journal too!
Search State Science Fair History page for ideas
Oct 28-Registration DUE on ZFairs - All forms due with signatures
On-line Registration (linked on GC) ... don't forget to include your PROCEDURE in your registration!
*Each person in your group needs to register so I have their contact info.
February 9th-DUE-Digital Project Poster @ BHS
March 13th -DUE-FINAL project on ZFairs & Fairgrounds
interviews: March 13th Interview @ Fresno Fairgrounds by 4:45PM (5PM to 7PM) map from BHS
State Science Fair is April @ CA State Science Center in Los Angeles
ISEF is May @ Houston, TX
Getting Started is always the hardest step. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Would clay create a cheaper and more effective pesticide?
Engineer a solar filtration for cleaning water
Create an algorithm or program a robot to do something
Determine a better solar panel material
Design a more effective watering system for a farm
Trap released methane from waste & make energy
Look at released data sets ... GEO Data Sets Website