When Judges evaluate your project, they mostly focus on the following points:
1. Were you creative when doing your science fair project?
- Does your research show creativity and originality?
- Did you solve the question in an original way?
- Did you construct or design new equipment?
2. Did you follow the scientific methods and procedures in your science fair project?
- Did you clearly state your problem?
- Did you use scientific literature when you do your initial research?
- Did you clearly state your variables?
- Did you use controls?
- Does your data support your conclusions?
- Do you recognize the limitations of the data / experiment? And did you state them in your conclusions?
- Did you make suggestions as to what further research is warranted?
3. Were you thorough in doing your science project?
- Did you carefully think out your science fair project, go about it systematically for simple science fair projects with well thought-out research following the scientific method for kids outline and observations?
- Did you complete all parts of your research experiment?
- Did you keep a project journal?
- Did you keep detailed notes in your journal?
4. What was the quality of your technical skill?
- Did you have the required equipment to obtain your data?
- Was the project performed at home, school, university laboratory?
- Where did the equipment come from? Did you build it? Did you loan it from somewhere? Did you work in a professional laboratory?
- Did you do the project yourself or did you receive help? If you received help the judges are looking for you to give credit to those individuals.