Q.R.S.T.F. - Registration

Science Fair Date: April 9-11, 2021 VIRTUALLY ONLINE

Important Dates

Dates for fair year 2022

Date of the fair

Registration system opens

Registration system closes

Registered participants are posted on the website

Winners are posted on the website

Judges registration opens

Judges registration closes

Judge assignments and schedule are available to judges

Special Awards self-nomination opens

Special Awards self-nomination closes

 

 

Registration is now open at mystemspace.ca Go to Create an Account. Watch the video or follow from the pdf (Updated-complete) and follow along.

 

Paper PDF version of the video -now updated with the complete guide

Judges:  

1. Judges' orientation is on March 17, 2021 - 7pm. If you did not receive an email with instructions please contact us before that date and we will send you instructions on how as a judge to take part in this year's fair. Judges Presentation for QRSTF Virtual Fair 2021 - March 17, 2021

2. Student handbook for Virtual Fair.
3. Judges' Handbook for regular fair.

4. Judges Presentation for QRSTF Virtual Fair 2022 - TBA

Judges Webinar on the process judgings will take this year

 

Participants:

Registration for the 2022 Quinte Regional Science and Technology Virtual Fair will close March 30th, 2021 at midnight. Make sure that you have all parts of your project inputed into the system.

1. The project is the work on one or two students from beginning to end.

2. Student handbook for Virtual Fair. has been read

3. Permission form for QRSTF 2022 Virtual Fair

4. Select 3 special awards that you are qualified for from the list provided:

5. Safety Checklist This is important to read over before you do or register a project.

6. The project complies with or will comply with all ethical research and safety

7. The project has the approval from your science teacher for your QRSTF registration.

8. Looked over the Judging Form 2022

 

Virtual QRSTF and CWSF 2022 Project Classification


The National Judging Policy Committee has finalized project classification for the 2022 Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair:

  • 2 project types – DiscoveryInnovation
  • 3 grade categories – Junior(grade 4-6), Intermediate (grade 7/8), Senior (grade 9-12)

 

Project Parts

Summary– Finalists will be required to submit a brief (150 word maximum) summary of their project written for a middle school (age 11-13) level audience

Video– Finalists will be required to submit a 1-minute video introduction to their project on ProjectBoard.

Project Report– Finalists will be required to submit a Project Report in PDF format with a maximum of 5 pages plus an appendix of no more than two extra pages for the references and bibliography.
Image: We are asking students to upload or send us an image that can be used for judging and for the Awards Ceremony

* The Project Report will be uploaded to the YSC Management Portal and will only be available to YSC staff/volunteers and judges; it will not appear on Project Board with the virtual project.
*  All Project Reports will be scanned using anti-plagiarism software. The National Judging Team will review all flagged projects and may initiate an academic integrity investigation prior to judging. Projects may fail to qualify for the CWSF as a result.
Logbook/Notebook– Finalists will be encouraged to upload up to five selected pages (scanned or photographed) from their project logbook/notebook that help tell the story of their project.
*  For CWSF 2021, finalists may append up to five logbook/notebook pages to their Project Report (in addition to the two for references/bibliography). As part of the Project Report, they will only be available to YSC staff/volunteers and judges.

Registration Process:

The Registration Portal will be active from March 10th to March 30th, 2022.

In order to participate in the QRSTF and upload your project, you must complete an online application, prepare your project display using Project Board and remember registration is free this year

It is important to carefully follow the registration steps listed below, to ensure your project and personal information is captured in our system. Proper registration will ensure that you (1) have a specific area to set up your project, (2) are eligible for awards, and (3) are included in the judging process.
Students who do not complete their applications by the deadline, or do not follow the following instructions, will not be accepted as a fair participant.

1. Go to Create Account - mySTEMspace | mySTEMspace and create an account and follow the instructions. Complete the information completely.

2. Once you have an account and have gotten to the platform.

3. Do the survey on the left side. Complete all parts of it

4. Self-nominate yourself for three special awards and send the results back to qrstf@live.com

5. Complete the permission form for the fair. It must be in before the 30th and for you to be eligible for taking part and awards.

Online Project Using Project Board

Students can start building their online project display now – free of charge using Project Board: How to Use PDF

Your online Project Board must be complete by March 30, 2022 and set for public viewing. You can choose to keep your online project “private” until all steps have been completed.

Youth Science Canada / Sciences jeunesse Canada - Portal Main login.

Complete the User profile and any surveys listed

Click on Start a new project and start entering the information

Rules and Regulations

Registration

* A completed application to the Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair (QRSTF) must be received
* A teacher’s signature (or parent/educator if home-schooled) is required to register a project.
* By signing the consent form, the participant(s), parent/guardians and teacher agree that the project shall follow these rules and regulations.
* If one of the students in a pair project lives or attends a school belonging to a different Regional Science Fair, the students must select a single Regional Science Fair to apply to.
* If the students in a pair project are from different age categories, then they shall register the project in the age category of the older student.

Projects

* The project shall only be the work of one or two students from start to completion. Projects and work done by more than two students at any point in the project’s development are not permitted.
* A project worked on at any point by two students cannot register as a single person project.
* A participant may not present more than one project each year, and may not display or reuse an identical project from a previous Regional Science Fair.
* A project presented at any Regional Science Fair in the past may not be presented again unless there is a substantial expansion or extension of the previous investigation or design process. The project must only present work completed since the previous Regional Science Fair, though previous work may be referenced.
* Students must follow the Safety Rules.
* Students must follow the Ethics Standards.
* Ethics Pre-Approval is mandatory for all projects using animal and human participants.

Student Expectations

* Participants are expected to be available for all judging sessions on Saturday April 10, 2021. There may be multiple judging sessions. There are also a number of judges for special awards.

* Students are representing their school so addition expectations may apply.

Start your Projects.. Stay calm and research on !

TEACHERS:

1. Registration will take part - startingf March 10th and ending March 30th
2. Students should be doing their projects and recording all data
3. Start planning their video for explaining their project
4. The platform for the virtual fair is being completed at this moment.
5. When the platform is ready we will be sending out a notification for the students to register.
6. The science fair will take place.
7. 12 Tips to Give an Amazing Online Presentation
8. Check out YSC STEM Fair to see examples of online science fair projects.

Day of the Fair

The platform for the virtual science fair is in the process of being finalized. 2021 Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair.

Location and Date:  ONLINE-VIRTUALLY, April 1-3,2022