Teacher Information

Please note in 2021 their will be a reduced Virtual fair

Preliminary judging to select exhibits of an appropriate standard for the fair will take place at your school. Unfortunately Covid prevents us from providing judges for your school fairs

 Schools will be allocated a maximum number of exhibits which can be submit to the Virtual fair. 

Schools must register their intention to enter by Friday the 13th of August. This can be done by contacting Hugh Lensen  hughandsandylensen@gmail.com 

link on the front page of the website, open from 24-28th Sept, where students complete an entry form and each student should upload two files ;

  • a video file (no more than 5 minutes) of the student presenting their project and
  • a PDF of their logbook including the project script.
After  judging schools will receive a spreadsheet with judge’s comments and which exhibits have won awards.

Display boards are available for $2 each by emailing hughandsandylensen@gmail.com

The complete Teacher Booklet may also be downloaded in pdf format.


Guidance for Exhibitors

Choose either a Scientific Investigation or a Technological Design

Technological Designs are ways of trying to solve a problem or a need that is recognised. 

We begin with identifying a need or problem. We collect information about the need or problem; testing, surveying. We analyse the information. We develop a plan to approach the problem. Design prototypes/systems to solve the problem. Evaluate the effectiveness of the prototype/system at solving the problem.

Modify or refine.

Scientific Investigations are ways of trying to find the answer to a question about the world. We begin with an hypothesis or prediction.  We test our hypothesis by experimenting or observing.  We collect and record results from our experiments. The results are interpreted/analysed and a conclusion is drawn by comparing the results with our hypothesis/prediction. 

If our hypothesis does not agree with the results we make a new one.

SCITEC Sponsors

Thank you to the SciTec sponsors who make the science fair possible.

Age Groups, Categories and Prizes

Information about the entry age groups, categories and prizes at the Marlborough Lines Science and Technology Fair.

Powering Potential Programme

Powering Potential will not only challenge Year 12 and 13 students but will also enhance their problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.

Past Exhibits Gallery

Take a look at some examples of past exhibits that were successful at the Marlborough Lines Science and Technology Fair.

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