Primary Science Fair Important Information

Tips on project entry

Have a class discussion about areas of interest in their science learning. Are they particularly curious about Gravity? or the sea? or maybe their local wildlife. Many great ideas come from questions we have in our everyday lives or everyday observations.  Ask for their opinions and ideas – they might surprise you!

Let them really put their thinking caps on, work together  and plan what they want to do and how they want to do it. (within reason of course!) All while making sure they have as much fun as possible while learning scientifically! Incorporating a project into your weekly class schedule can be fun, or if you think dedicating a couple of days specifically would work better for your class – it’s up to you!. Find out more about our project guidelines here

The work can be completed over a few weeks, dipping in and out when suits. This allows you time to examine investigations that may take longer to show results. Alternatively, there are some short investigations that can be completed in just a few days, if you think that this will suit your class better.

 

How many students should partake in the project?

A maximum number of pupils is 30 per project and where possible should be made up of a full class group. For smaller schools multi grade classes can put a project forward and they should be a combination of 3rd to 6th class only.

Can multiple classes from my school partake in the fair?

For smaller schools multi grade classes can put a project forward and they should be a combination of 3rd to 6th class only. A maximum number of pupils is 30 per project and where possible should be made up of a full class group. We may accept more than one project per school dependent on availability of spaces.

Project screening process

All project entries will go through a quick screening process which will be undertaken by judges from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition as we may receive more applications than we can accept. They may also suggest some minor changes to those projects that are joining us in January.

When will my class exhibit?

To ensure that The Primary Science Fair can provide an opportunity for as many primary school pupils as possible, your class project will only exhibit for one of the exhibition days. You will be assigned a date (between the 6th – 8th of January 2021) and a time for judging which will be sent out after the closing date.

Exhibition Times and The Primary Science Show

The Primary Science Fair will open from 9:45 am to 3 pm on the 6th, 7th & 8th of January 2021.  The Primary Science Fair will take place completely online in an area alongside the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Access to The Primary Science Fair & the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

All Primary Science Fair exhibitors and teachers will have access to The Primary Science Show & BT Young Scientist Exhibition on their exhibiting day. Each exhibiting pupil will be given a wristband for entry to The Primary Science Fair, which is valid for the BTYSTE also. The lead teacher and accompanying teachers will each be given a lanyard, again this is valid for both The Primary Science Fair and BTYSTE. Remember: we operate a strict 6:1 pupil to adult ratio, this must include all adults including SNA’s.

When is the closing date?

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES NOVEMBER 13TH 2020