The following resources may be helpful in preparing a Science Fair Project.  Particularly useful may be the information about developing the idea and beginning the project.

Teacher's Guide Presentations: These are presentations to prepare teachers in organizing local science fairs and in supporting the students with their projects for the Toronto Science Fair.

Youth Science Canada

Science Fair Central from Discovery Education offers free resources ranging from getting started to presenting final projects. There is also a very good guide for parents.

Anatomy of a display board and preparing a log book:

This link also incudes an excellent description on how to create a log book.  Please check it out.

Learning from your peers: 

Students looking for Science Fair ideas can review the Canada-Wide Science Fair projects from May 2022.  Click on the “National” tab at:  

In this video, Science Fair Tips from Gold Medal Winners, three Exhibitors from Toronto Science Fair 2022 share their experiences as they developed their winning science fair projects and provide examples of problems they had to solve.  It is hoped that their advice will help to inspire other students as they work on their own science fair projects.

In addition, the following e-book contains many tips on how to teach effectively in an on-line world.  Chapter 15 in particular focuses on inquiry-oriented science projects.

 Ayyavoo, G. & Accettone, S., (2020). Online Inquiry-Based Science Projects for Grades 3 to 12. In Thriving in an Online World – For Busy K-12 Educators. Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 International License. 

Exhibiting your Toronto Science Fair Project:

What should your project look like?

Your science fair project display should tell the story of your project using a Tri-Fold backboard and the display space on the table. You can use pictures, graphs, text, artifacts, models, prototypes, etc. Your aim is to do the following:

The Science Fair Tri-Fold Backboard

NEW THIS YEAR: The size of the Project Display Board is smaller this year than it has been in the past. Projects must fit on a 30 inch wide by 24 inch deep table. The height of the project is up to the Exhibitor but keep in mind that projects that are too high are hard to read. Tri-Fold backboards of varying heights are available from stationery and dollar stores.

Here are some tips for making a backboard display as effective as possible.

What else could be on display?

You will have a space on the table in front of your backboard. Use it to advantage to help you explain your project. A project always looks more interesting if there is something on the table for people to look at. Here are some items that could be included.

For more advice on how to display your project information effectively, take a look at the powerpoint,

“Preparing a Science Fair Project”, which is under Resources on the TSF website.