Science Fair

Science Fair

Contest Coordinator: 

Katie Babcock - 

Contact:     Tonya Mullins, coordinator for Academic Rodeo




Projects are due on Sunday, September 24th between 1:00 - 2:30 pm at North Ridge Church of Christ.

Winners will be announced at 6:00 pm MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, in the main auditorium of the North Ridge Church of Christ.

Science Fair Rubric
Scientific Method Form

Contest Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE:  We will no longer combine grades for judging.  Each contestant will only compete against same grade contestants.

 1.  Projects will be judged after you arrive & set up on Sunday, September 24th.

 2.  Students must explain their projects to the judges (time limit two (2) minutes) on Sunday, September 24th.

 3.  Each project must have a completed Scientific Method Form. (see link above)

 4.  All projects must be current.  Projects that have been previously entered in the Titus County Fair Academic Rodeo are ineligible (even if submitted by a sibling).

 5.  Partners are not permitted!!!

 6.  Purchased models of cars, airplanes & boats are not acceptable.

 7.  No animals!  No gasoline!  No Fire!  No current electricity!

 8.  Batteries are permissible.

 9.  Posters alone cannot be exhibited.

10. Projects do not have to be complicated, elaborate or expensive.

Projects will be displayed Sunday - Monday during the Academic Rodeo at North Ridge Church of Christ.

PROJECTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY MONDAY, September 25th, 7:00 pm. 

Winning Science Fair Projects  will be displayed at the Academic Rodeo Booth in the Civic Center for the duration of the fair. All projects must be picked up Sunday October 1st between 2:00PM - 3:00PM. Winning projects will be located inside the Academic Rodeo Booth inside the Main Hall of the Civic Center. Any and all other projects will be located at North Ridge Church of Christ. If your project is not picked up it will be discarded. 

The Titus County Fair nor North Ridge Church of Christ cannot assume responsibility for damage to a child's exhibit.

All participants will receive a ribbon.  First place winners of each level will receive a $30 Award, Second place will receive a $20 Award, and Third place will receive a $10 Award, 

Student's name, grade, school, teacher, parent/guardian's name, address and phone number should be on the back of each project.


1.  Choose a problem to solve.

2.  State your problem as a specific question.

3.  Research your problem.

4.  Form a hypothesis.

5.  Plan your project.

6.  Set up a time schedule.

7.  Make a list of all the materials you will need.

8.  Collect all your materials.

9.  Conduct your experiments, several times.

10. Record the data.

11. Organize the data in a more orderly form.

12. Draw conclusions from the data.

13. Prepare your report, graphs, drawings, and diagrams.

14. Construct your science fair display.

 What is NOT a Science Project?

1.  a collection of related or unrelated objects

2.  a list of things

3.  a report not supported by data or an experiment

4.  a model, illustration, or piece of equipment unrelated to an experiment

Science Project Display

Try to design a display which is simple, thorough, and easy to set up.  Your materials and equipment should be placed in front of, or be attached to, an attractive background of a contrasting color.

Your display should be self-explanatory.  The average viewer should be able to quickly grasp what it is all about without needing you to be present to answer questions or provide explanations.

Examples of your observations and research should be part of the display.

Be prepared to talk about your project and to answer questions from the judges.


The problem on which you base your science project may be chosen from a variety of science 'areas,' as defined below.  The problems listed on the Ideas List are arranged according to these areas, and are given to help you think about your own areas of interest.

The best science project for you will come from one of your own ideas.

Science:  knowledge gained from observations, study, and experimentation in order to determine the nature of things

Astronomy:  the study of the star, planets, and the universe including their composition, motion, size, and position

Biology:  the science that deals with plants, animals, and other living organisms, as well as botany, zoology, and ecology

Chemistry: the study of the composition and properties of substances (solids, liquids, and gases), and the reactions between them

Geology:  the science of the physical nature and history of the earth from its crust to its core, as well as the study of rocks and fossils

Meteorology:  the science of the atmosphere, weather, and climate

Oceanography:  the study of the ocean and its creatures

Physics:  the science of the properties, changes, and interactions of mechanics, heat, electricity, and optics; the study of matter and energy, and the interactions between them

NOTE:  Any problems which do not fit clearly into one of the above categories have been included under 'general science'.



*** Attach to the back of project***                      To print this form, click here.


Science Fair Registration Notice

Name ________________________________      

School _______________________________                       Don't Forget !!!
                                                                                           Pick Up Science Fair
Teacher ______________________________                            Project

Grade _______________________________                 Monday, September 25th
Parent/Guardian's Name
Phone _________________________________

Email address __________________________