Exhibits may be entered
in one of the following categories and will
be judged on the basis of two divisions:
high school and elementary school.

Categories,
continued

Materials
Science

... is the study of materials,
nonmetallic as well as metallic, and, how they
can be adapted and fabricated to meet the
needs of modern technology. Using the
laboratory techniques and research tools of
physics, chemistry, and metallurgy, science is
finding new ways of using plastics, ceramics,
and other nonmetals in applications formerly
reserved for metals.

Mathematics**

... is the science dealing with the
measurement, properties, and relationships of
quantities as expressed in numbers or symbols
whether in the abstract or in their practical
connections. Some topics included under
mathematics are arithmetic (use of numbers,
symbols, and numerical systems); algebra
(probability, theory of equations,
progressions, permutations and combinations);
geometry (topology, study of geometric
figures, similar figures, and scale drawings);
calculus; trigonometry, statistics and
graphing.

Microbiology*

... is the branch of biology
concerned with the study of microorganisms.
Topics to be found in this category are the
structure and physiology of bacteria, viruses,
yeasts, fungi, and protozoa, and studies
involving cells or tissues in cultures.

Physics

. is the science that deals with the
laws governing motion, matter, and energy
under conditions susceptible to precise
observation as distinct from chemistry or
sciences dealing with living mailer. Topics
found in the category of physics are
hydrostatic force and pressure, gravity,
Newton’s Laws, relativity, kinetic theory,
motion forces, work, energy, sound, light, and
magnetism.

Product/Consumer Science*

... is the
study of comparisons and evaluations of
manufactured or commercial products. Topics
included in this category are taste tests,
color preferences, quality control, and
product efficiency.

Zoology*

... is the science that deals with
animals with reference to their structure,
functions, development, evolution, and
classification. Some topics that fall within
this category are structural and functional
studies of vertebrates and invertebrates,
physiology, reproduction, heredity, and
embryology.

* PROJECTS
IN THESE CATEGORIES MAY NEED AN ENDORSEMENT(S).
See the appropriate sections of this site for
clarification.
** WHEN A CONTROL GROUP IS NOT POSSIBLE, A COMPARISON
AMONG TRIALS IS ACCEPTABLE.

Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to
experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the
test subject(s) and/or the scientist. The project
plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee
and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the
experiment may be carried out. Permission to carry
out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has
already been completed. Endorsements
must be signed and submitted by teacher sponsors
ONLY.