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"
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)
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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: