Frequently Asked Questions for Science Fair
Q1: Is there anything unacceptable to bring to or use in the science fair?
A1: There are a few things that are best left at home, such as:
- Live animals (your pets, etc)
- Food that students may want to eat (m&m’s, popcorn, bubble gum, etc)
- Latex (some students have allergies)
- We ask that you please don’t hurt any animals to create your science fair experiment
Q2: Are they any acceptable food items that can be brought to the science fair?
A2: There are some acceptable food items (ones that students would not want to eat) such as:
- Lemon batteries
- Moldy cheese
- Moldy bread
- Soggy potatoes
- Raw eggs
- Popcorn kernels (not popped)
Q3: What if my science fair experiment involves m&m’s or my pet dog?
A3: Your science fair project can include m&m’s, or your pet dog, or both. Please don’t bring the m&m’s or your pet dog to the science fair. Photos, videos, and charts showing results are all good methods to convey your project without bringing the m&m’s or dog to the fair itself.
Q4: How much space will I have to display my project?
A4: There will be limited space available, so each science project should fit within a 36" width.