Project Information

Grade 7-12 Projects

Projects by students in Grades 7 through 12 are separated into sci-tech divisions to facilitate judging and the interaction between students with similar interests. In addition, students are asked to classify their project as one of three types for the purpose of evaluating the Scientific Thought portion of the judging:

Project Type

Students will be asked to identify their project type as either “Discovery” or “Innovation” for the purpose of evaluating the scientific thought portion of the judging.

Project Grade Categories

Grade 7-12 projects are classified by grade to inform the judges of the level of background expertise the student might reasonably be expected to have acquired in his/her schooling; however, students who prepare top quality projects often dramatically exceed the expectations of their school grade curriculum. Sci-Tech projects are an ideal opportunity for a student to demonstrate achievement at Level 4 in the Ontario Curriculum.

Toronto Science Fair is committed to recognizing excellence in project-based science and sending Toronto's best to the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Consequently, age/grade plays a minor role in our judging and selection process. However, at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, awards and judging are separated by grade category.

The Canada-Wide Science Fair categories are:

  • Junior (grade 7 and 8)

  • Intermediate (grade 9 and 10)

  • Senior (grade 11 and 12)


Projects will be divided into the following challenges:

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

  • Curiosity and Ingenuity

  • Digital Technology

  • Disease and Illness

  • Energy

  • Environment and Climate Change

  • Health and Wellness

  • Natural Resources