Please note in 2021 their will be a a reduced real fair
Preliminary judging to select exhibits of an appropriate standard for the fairwill take place - your school has the choice of
1. at school fairs looking at logs, exhibit boards and interviewing students
2. through virtual entries as undertaken in 2020 looking at electronics logs and video presentations
Students with exhibits of an appropriate standard will be invited to attend the regional real fair. Students with exhibits that did not reach the standard would receive a judge’s comments.
At the real fair students will be judged as normal through logs, exhibit boards and interview.
Schools must register their intention to enter by Friday the 13th of August stating which option they chose. This can be done by contacting Hugh Lensen email@example.com
Schools running their own school fairs for preliminary judging should contact Karen.Burton@mgc.school.nz with the number of exhibits they intend to be judged by Mon 30th Aug. A judging panel and a date for the school fair will be organised. The Judging panel will decide which exhibits have met the standard for the real fair and provide the school with a list of exhibits.
Schools wishing to submit virtual entries for preliminary judging should send an estimate of the number of exhibits to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mon 30th Aug.
A link on the front page of the website, open from 6-10th Sept, where students complete an entry form and each student should upload two files ;
After preliminary judging schools will receive a spreadsheet with judge’s comments and which exhibits can go on to the real fair.
- a video file (no more than 2 minutes) of the student presenting their project and
- a PDF of their logbook including the project script.
are available for $2 each by emailing email@example.com
The complete Teacher Booklet
may also be downloaded in pdf format.
Guidance for Exhibitors
Choose either a Scientific Investigation or a Technological Design
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.
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.