Toronto Science Fair
Toronto Science Fair (TSF) is the organization responsible for the Regional Science Fair for Toronto. TSF seeks to offer a top quality science fair experience for all students in Toronto from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Some of the winners there will be able to go on to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May.
TORONTO SCIENCE FAIR 2021
The Toronto Science Fair Committee remains committed to encouraging students to get involved in inquiry-oriented, project-based science. Because of COVID-19 it is unlikely that we will be able to go ahead with an in-person Toronto Science Fair in the spring of 2021. However, we are looking at holding an On-line fair for students in the Toronto region.
In the spring of 2020, when regional fairs across the country and the Canada Wide Science Fair itself were cancelled, Youth Science Canada organized an On-Line Science fair for students in Grades 7-12 across the country. Toronto students responded well and 86 projects were submitted. With the help of some of our regular science fair judges, some regional judging for these projects was organized and virtual ribbons were awarded. National virtual ribbons were also given. The YSC on-line science fair projects can be viewed at https://makeprojects.com/ysc. A teacher’s guide can be ordered through this site.
Youth Science Canada is in the process of considering how best to support students working on science fair projects this year. While final decisions have not yet been finalized, the on-line science fair developed last spring is being reviewed and modified. If science fairs across the country cannot be held in person this year, there will be a virtual platform for students in Grades 7-12 to showcase their work.
An announcement of the details of the Youth Science Canada plan for this year is expected in September. The Toronto Science Fair Committee will then be able to consider how we may best support teachers and students involved in science fair projects this year. Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.