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Project Information

Project Organization

All projects from grades 4-12 are divided for judging in to grade groups. These groups could be from 3-6 projects. They are not divided by topic or classification.  There are 5 different types of projects that brake down in two categories. The project is either  of the two Challenges: "Discovery" or "Innovation"   


DQRSTF project on display before judging. iscovery: Discovery is a combination of Experiments and Case Studies Experiment: Your project attempts to answer a scientific question and uses qualitative and quantitative data to support or fail to support a hypothesis. 

E.g., How does increasing the number of candles covered by a container affect the time it takes the candles to extinguish? Case Study: A case study is a descriptive and exploratory analysis and examination of a person, group, event, subject, devise or an aspect of nature. What type of relationship exists between ________ and ________? or How does a computer work?

Innovation: Your project attempts to solve a problem or improve an existing solution. It may also be the creation of an invention orthe improvement of one. (Invention)

Video - Trifold Board- on the board

Project Grade Categories

QRSTF project on display before judging.

All projects from Grades 4-12 are classified and organized by grade to help  the judges to understand and dertermine the level of background expertise. This does not mean that the students cannot exceed their grade level. Science Fair projects are an excellent opportunity for students to exceed expectations, improve their oral, written, scientific and   mathematical skills.

The Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair has always been committed promoting and recognizing excellent in the Quinte are.  We continualy look for students that demonstratee excellence in STEM and STEM.        

 The QRSTF categories are:

Junior (grade 4 to 6)

Intermediate (grade 7 and 8)

Senior (grade 9 to 12)

The Canada-Wide Science Fair categories are:

  • Junior (grade 7 and 8)

  • Intermediate (grade 9 and 10)

  • Senior (grade 11 and 12)

Canada-Wide science Fair

CWSF Hall of all the projects setup ready for Judging."The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) is the country’s largest annual youth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event, bringing together top young scientists and their projects, selected by our national network of over 100 regional STEM fairs in every province." In 2023, The Canada-wide Science Fair will be help in Edmonton.

At the 2023 Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair, students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to vie for five spots on Team Quinte to complete at the CWSF for almost a million dollars in prizes and scholarships.

At the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair, there is a select committee made up of professionals, and CWSF judges that select the projects that will attend the next CWSF.

tips for success at QRSTF and CWSF

Scientific Method explained... in pdf for you to check out.

These are provided to help you excel and to make your project exceptional.

  • Log Book/Research Notebook: It is important to have a logbook to record your thoughts and process as your project develops, every step of the way. A good logbook will have images, sketches, notes, dates for each entry, and background research. This will help you to complete your project board. If you attend the Canada-wide Science Fair, you will be asked to upload up to 5 pages of your logbook for the judges to view.
  • Research, Research, Research.
  • Take a look at the projects online at the CWSF virtual Fair. They may not be on a printed project board but they will provide great ideas on how a project should be done. CWSF Virtual
  • Look over the judging forms of the Canada-wide Science Fair and the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair.
  • If you have questions about your project.. contact us.
  • Ethics is important before you start. Please check out our ethics chart to see if your project needs permission before you start. If you use humans or animals in your projects, check out our documnets page - ethics section for the forms you may need to submit. There are many concerns when humans are involved. If you are not sure ask.
  • Ensure that safety best practices are followed at all times during your experiment: If you are not sure about what is safe practices for you experiment please contact us and we will help you through the process. It is suggested that you work with an adult supervisor. Safety Chart
  • Expand your project: Expand your project and make it as thorough and complete as possible. This means that you should not just do the least amount of trials but expand it to show more of what you can do. Always question your work and strive to expand on all areas.
  • Images: Take pictures as you progress in your project. Use your cell phone or a digital camaera. Some have even taken videos of their work at they progressed.
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