East Valley Latter-Day Saint Homeschoolers Science Fair
Please register EACH student separately. Students may work on a project together e.g. a family project, just register under the oldest child's name.
Deadline to register is April 1st annually.
What To Do Beforehand
1- Select a topic/project based on any of the below categories:
ANIMAL SCIENCE Study of animals and animal life, including their structure, function, life history, interactions, classification, and evolution.
BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE The science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals in their interactions with the environment studied through observational and experimental methods.
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY The study of the structure and formation of cells.
CHEMISTRY The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter.
COMPUTER SCIENCE The study of information processes, the structures and procedures that represent processes, and their implementation in information processing systems. It includes systems analysis and design, application and system software design, programming, and datacenter operations.
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE The study of sciences related to the planet Earth (Geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, speleology, seismology, geography, atmospheric sciences, etc.)
ENGINEERING The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, processes, machines and systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE The analysis of existing conditions of the environment.
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. The deductive study of numbers, geometry, and various abstract constructs, or structures.
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES The science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Physics is the science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two. Astronomy is the study of anything in the universe beyond the Earth.
PLANT SCIENCES Study of plant life, including their structure and function, life history, growth, interactions with other plants and animals.
2- Ask a question.
3- Guess at an answer (hypothesis).
4- Design a test for that question (procedure).
5- Gather materials.
6- Test your answer (hypothesis), by doing the experiment (results).
7- Compare your hypothesis and results, and draw a conclusion.
8- Determine what you would do for further exploration of your question.
What To Have Day Of:
Display of information as listed above. Please see display and safety regulations as listed on this page below.
Display & Safety Regulations
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN DISPLAY AREA
- Human/animal parts or body fluids (for example, blood, urine)
- All hazardous substances or devices [for example, poisons, drugs, firearms, weapons, ammunition, reloading devices, and lasers
- Flames or highly flammable materials, HOWEVER, they can be used in the project and displayed in pictures, this is for guidelines of the location in which we hold our fair.
- Science & the Public (for example, large vacuum tubes or dangerous ray-generating devices, empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases, pressurized tanks, etc.)
- Living organisms, including plants.
- Soil, sand, rock, and/or waste samples.
- Taxidermy specimens or parts
- Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals.
- Human or animal food.
- Plant materials (living, dead, or preserved) that are in their raw, unprocessed, or non-manufactured state (Exception: manufactured construction materials used in building the project or display).
- All chemicals including water.
- Sharp items (for example, syringes, needles, pipettes, knives)
- Batteries with open–top cells
- Glass or glass objects
- Any inadequately insulated apparatus producing extreme temperatures that may cause physical burns is not allowed.
- Any apparatus with unshielded belts, pulleys, chains, or moving parts with tension or pinch points must be for display only.
- Project sounds, lights, odors or any other display items must not be distracting.
- East Valley Latter-Day Saint Homeschoolers reserves the right to remove any project for safety reasons or to protect the integrity of East Valley Latter-Day Saint Homeschoolers and its rules and regulations.
- No changes, modifications or additions to projects may be made after approval by East Valley Latter-Day Saint Homeschoolers upon arrival.
- Awards, medals, business cards, flags, logos, CDs, DVDs, flash drives, brochures, booklets, endorsements, giveaway items and/or acknowledgments (graphic or written) unless the item(s) are an integral part of the project.
- Postal addresses, Internet, email and/or social media addresses, QR codes, telephone and/or fax numbers of a student.
- Name, postal addresses, website, email and/or social media addresses, QR codes, telephone and/or fax numbers or name of school attended by student researcher(s).
- Active internet or email connections as part of the display or operating the project.
- Prior year’s written material or visual depictions on the vertical display board (exception: the project title may mention which year the project is in).