Below is a list of commonly asked questions about the registration portal, classifying your student's projects, and scheduling and events during the Fair. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
What are the 2018 registration deadlines?
Please respect these registration deadlines so the volunteers can organize a smooth running fair.
- Registration portal will be open on February 1, 2018
- Registration deadline for the Senior Fair is midnight, March 21, 2018
- Registration deadline for the Junior Fair is midnight, March 21, 2018
How may projects can be sent to the fair?
There are no limits as to how many projects a school may send to the fair. However, schools are encouraged to only send projects that merit moving onto the Regional Fair level. Projects displayed at the Regional Fair need to demonstrate solid scientific thinking and reasoning, be displayed and presented well for the grade level.
How many students may work on a project?
Students may work alone or in pairs. Three person projects will not be accepted at the regional fair.
How do I register students for the fair?
You will register your students using the registration portal. Before you go to the link, please collect the following information.
- Your school code for school codes and school phone number. Download a list of codes here.
- List of your students you wish to register.
- Correct title of each student's project.
- Know whether the project needs electricity.
- Know what division the student’s project is in (see below).
- Determine whether the project fall in the category of experiment, study or technology.
Important Registration Steps:
- Once you're in the registration portal, click on teacher.
- Enter school code (click here to download a list of three letter school codes).
- Enter you school information so we have a contact person in case of problems.
- Click on Participant Registration Invitations.
- Student email address: Please insert student name.
- Contact email: Please insert random letters as we do not need this information.
- Student first name: Student's first name.
- Student last name: Student's last name.
- Select grade: Select from a drop-down menu.
- Click INVITE.
- Then click on Students LOGIN on your list.
- Click on student information first. Make sure teacher name and information is correct.This is also where you register for the second student for a two person project. See drop down “number of students worked on project.” Then include second student’s information.
- Emergency Contact Information: this should be your school name (first name). Teacher name (last name) and school phone number (use “other” in relation.)
- Project Information: Please complete. Under project summary you only need to list project as an experiment, study or technology. Not sure of the project division? See project types below.
- Signature Page: Please do not print and send this page. You may keep for your records if you wish.
- Please nominate students for special awards if applicable.
- Project number generated at this point is NOT their project number for the fair. This will be sent to you a few days before the fair.
- Have students fill out board required permission forms and collect $15 registration fee from each student.
You will be contacted a few days before the fair about student project numbers .
What are the project divisions?
- Chemical: Projects that explore chemical reactions
- Earth and Space Sciences: Projects that deal with geography, geology, soil science, and space
- Energy and Control: Projects that explore energy conservation and generating electricity
- Health sciences: Projects that explore health topics
- Life sciences: Projects that explore biological topics other than health
- Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Projects that explore physics and mathematics problems
How do we pay the registration fee?
- Registration fee is $15 per student.
- A cheque may be made out to Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair
- Send money via internal board courier to Tawnya Schlosser, Bluewater Education Center, Chesley
- Or you may bring your payment to the fair and pay at the door.
How do I make sure my project is safe?
Please read the Project Safety page for guidelines on safety. There is more detail available by reading the safety policy of Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair. Any questions about project safety and ethics can be directed to John Twelves firstname.lastname@example.org.