Divisions, Categories & Types

 CATEGORIES
 ElementaryJuniorIntermediateSenior
DIVISIONS
Grades 4-5Grades 6-8Grades 9-10Grades 11-12
Exhibition

  • This is for grade 4 and 5 students, and is a great opportunity to learn how to do a science or engineering project.  Students at this level are not judged, but will be provided some feedback on their project.
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Life Sciences

  • The study of living organisms including, microbes, human beings, animals, fungi, and plants.
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Physical Sciences

  • The study of non-living things including: chemistry, geology, astronomy and physics.
  • An example of physical science is researching the concepts of energy and gravity.
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Engineering

  • Designing and creating structures, products or systems by using scientific methods
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 TYPES OF PROJECT
ExperimentUndertake an investigation to test a scientific hypothesis by the experimental method. At least one independent variable is manipulated; other variables are controlled.
InnovationDevelop and evaluate new devices, models, theorems, physical theories, techniques, or methods in technology, engineering, computing, natural science, or social science.
StudyAnalysis of, and possibly collections of, data using accepted methodologies from the natural, social, biological, or health sciences. Includes studies involving human subjects, biology field studies, data mining, observation and pattern recognition in physical and/or socio-behavioural data.

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