Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair

Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Congratulations on deciding to participate in the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair!

Please check this site for news on what is happening.

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A call for Sponsors, Judges, Volunteers and participants has gone out. If you are interested in participatng in the fair please either  register or contact us for more information.

News

Febuary 23, 2016

Science Fair Invitation for Students

Teachers, please download this letter (pdf format) and give it to your students that have been selected to go to the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.

 

January 6, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Science Fair

We are updating this site to reflect the 2016 dates and information. If you notice any 2015 dates that should be 2016, please Contact Us.

Please let us know by Fri. Dec. 18th, with the following information:
- That your school is participating in the 2016 Regional Science Fair
- Approximately how many projects you expect to enter. (maximum 15)

Date of Regional Fair: Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Location: Bear Creek Secondary School, Barrie


Important Dates for Schools, Teachers, Parents and Students:


Fri. Dec. 18th, 2015

Schools contact: Sally Telford (stelford@scdsb.on.ca)

Feb. 1st – Mar. 1st, 2016

Teachers register participating students from their school using our online registration system.

After March 1st, no further projects can be added to the Regional (County) Science and Technology Fair.

March 1st, 2016

Students must have completed all online registration information. After this date, no further changes can be made.

Fri. April 1st & Sat. April 2nd, 2016

Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair at Bear Creek Secondary School, Barrie.

May 15 – 21, 2016

Selected projects and students from the SCRSTF attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal.


Rules and Regulations:

These are found in the Fair Info / Rules section of the website.

Please review carefully, especially the material on ethics found under 5 - Animal Experimentation.

Changes have also been made to project categories, exhibit board height, animal experimentation (including humans under special consideration), and tasting and ingestion of certain types of fluids.

Further policy changes may be announced later in the season.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.


2015 NEWS

May 15, 2015

TEAM SIMCOE BRINGING HOME 7 MEDALS FROM THE CANADA WIDE SCIENCE FAIR

Over the last five days, seven bright students from across Simcoe County have been competing against 500 other students in the Canada Wide Science Fair. The fair is being held in Fredericton, NB. These seven students were selected as the Simcoe County representatives in late March based on the scientific excellence, innovation and ingenuity of their projects. It is with great pleasure that we announce that each one of our students placed in the competition!! Simcoe County is bringing home 5 bronze medals, 2 silver medals and the CAP Physics prize for an outstanding senior physics project.

Twesh Upadhyaya from Bear Creek Secondary school won a silver medal and the CAP Physics prize for his project “Designing Polarization – Selective SiN Photonic Crystals”.

Edward Stuart from Pretty River Academy is bringing home a second silver medal (his first was in 2014) for “Biochar Filtration of Phosphorus”.

Also representing Pretty River Academy are Elias Andersen and Zane Frantzen, each capturing a bronze medal for their projects “Countertop Cold Storage: A Cooled Bread Box Using Peltier Chip” and “Using an Arduino to Make Great Toast”.

Rounding out the winning with 3 more bronze medals for Team Simcoe are Tyler Denes, Kileigh Harrington and James Lovett from St. Monica’s Catholic School. Their projects were “Power Your Car From Your Dinner Table”, “Save Nature’s Sunblock” and “Super Sign”.

For more information about the Canada Wide Science Fair, please go to: http://cwsf.youthscience.ca/

 

March 28, 2015

The Fair is over and the winners announced. Our Team Ontario is now preparing themselves for the Canada Wide Fair in May.

March 27, 2015


Participants enjoying their colourful T-shirts!

 

March 2, 2015

We welcome all participants to the 2015 Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.
The following information will be helpful for you.

  • Review the Science Fair Schedule listed below

  • Return signed Registration Form (Signature Page) to the Registration Desk

  • Set up your project by 6:00 pm on Friday

  • Pick up your free t-shirt in front of the main stageCheck in at Ethics Desk (bottom of the main staircase) if your project involved human or animal testing.

  • Fill out your Peer Achievement Ballot by noon on Saturday

  • If you have any questions, ask a committee member in a teal shirt

Friday, March 27, 2015

04:30 - 06:00 pm : Registration and Set-up
06:30 - 09:00 pm : Divisional Judging *

* Please note that parents may NOT be in the exhibit area during divisional judging but are responsible for their
children at all times. Parents are welcome in the Parents' Area (chairs in front of the stage) or the foyer.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

08:30 am - 09:00 am : Check In
09:00 am - 12:15 pm : Special Award Judging
09:00 am - 02:30 pm : Public Viewing
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm : Lunch Break
01:00 am - 02:00 pm : Science Presentation (Optional)
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm : Awards
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm : Removal of Exhibits
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm : CWSF Team Meeting (only for Canada Wide Science Fair candidates)


* Please note that parents may NOT be in the exhibit area during divisional judging but are responsible for their children at all times. Parents are welcome in the Parent’s Area (chairs in front of the stage) or in the center area of the foyer.


Judging Tips

Every project will be judged twice Friday evening for Divisional Awards.

  • Saturday morning, projects will be judged for Special Awards and Grand Awards.

  • Please be at your project when judging starts and stay close by. The judges may return with additional questions.

  • Make sure you verbally share all your key information. Judges only have 5-10 min. per project so make the most of that time!

  • Don't forget that other students will also want to learn about your project for the Peer Achievement Awards.

  • Speak loudly and clearly, there is a lot of background noise.

  • Have fun and be confident. No one knows your project better than you do.

Saturday’s Special Events (All sessions are optional)

  • Draw prizes will periodically be given out, all day, from the stage. Listen for your name!

  • “Sciencesational SSSnakes” will be displaying reptiles from 9:00 a.m. - noon.

  • “Cosmic Connections” will be presenting an amazing astronomy show (including a solar telescope) every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Please sign up!

  • “Make ‘n Take” a mini butterfly garden of Ontario wildflowers that you can plant in your home garden in late spring.

  • Clarabella the Clown will be leading various activities from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

  • “Mad Science” will be presenting a dynamic science show from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

  • Pizza ($2.00/slice), drinks and snacks will be sold throughout the day. Proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).

Peer Achievement Awards

When you CHECK IN on Saturday morning, you will get a ballot to vote for two (2) projects, from your own age category (Elementary, Jr., Int., or Sr.) that you feel most deserve the peer award.

You can only vote for projects in YOUR age category but in any division (e.g. Plant & Animal, Human & Health, etc.).
These ballots are colour coded:
Elementary = pink,
Junior = yellow,
Intermediate = green,
Senior = blue).
Ballots must be returned to the Main Stage by noon on Saturday.

 

Thanks for participating in the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.

We hope you have fun!

 

February 23, 2015

If a student is selected by their school, to participate in the Simcoe County Regional Science Fair, their teacher will provide them with a letter providing some important information to make their Simcoe County Science Fair experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Teachers, please download this letter (pdf format) and give it to your students that have been selected to go to the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.

Students can also download this letter (pdf format), here, if another copy is required.

There are only 4 days left to complete your registration for the 2015 Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.
Deadline is February 27!

Register Now!

 

February 19, 2015

There are only 8 days left to complete your registration for the 2015 Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.
Deadline is February 27!

Register Now!

 

January 15, 2015

Launch of our new website!

People wishing to register as a volunteer, including judges are asked to be patient and not use the "science Fair in a Box" registration that we used last year.
We will be contacting our 2014 judges, but if you were not a judge in 2014 or haven't been contacted yet, please contact us by email.
We are setting up a new slimplified registration area in the near future and we will be asking people, even those who sent us an email, to register there.

Schools and Student Participants will continue to use the "Science Fair in a Box" to register.

 

December 19, 2014

Congratulations to the YSC Science fair winners (especially our own Maya Burhanpukar) who made the top 10 list of the "Top Ten Canadian EdTEch Newsmakers" this year.
http://email.mindsharelearning.ca/t/j-3D6F902804BE38CB

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