Central Alberta Science Fair - Rules and Regulations
All projects automatically fall under restrictions imposed by the Criminal Code of Canada, Convention for International Trade on Endangered Species, Canadian Wildlife Service, Health of Animals Act, Guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, Animals for Research Act (Ontario), Regulations for the Treatments of Animals Used for Biological and Medical Purposes (Alberta), and all other acts of Parliament and the Legislature of Alberta and local authorities.
To be eligible for entry in the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair, a student must be under 19 years of age and attending classes in a public, private, approved home school or parochial school in Central Alberta West. Students in attendance at a college, university, technical school, or community college are not eligible. We encourage schools and regions to hold science fairs before sending students to CARSF. Where there is no school and/or county/district fair, students may enter CARSF directly through their school with permission from CARSF.
Exhibits are classified in 2 levels: Elementary – Grades 5 and 6; Secondary – Grades 7-12.
Each level is divided into 4 categories: Applied Sciences, Earth and Environmental Science, Life Science, and Physical Sciences.
Group exhibits are accepted with a maximum of 2 students. The division placement will be that of the senior member of the group.
Students in grades K-4 are excluded from the CARSF.
Various organizations and corporations may make further classifications for special awards.
Each exhibitor is responsible for setting up and removing his/her exhibit during the times allotted on the program. The student and his/her exhibit are expected to be in attendance for the entire Science Fair Program. Displays may not be removed until after the Awards Ceremony.
Disruptive or inappropriate behavior by an exhibitor may, at the order of the current president of CARSF, result in disqualification and expulsion from the fair. Should a student be disqualified, it is the responsibility of that student to remove his/her exhibit from the display area as directed by CARSF.
RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOLS
Each school entering students in the CARSF is requested to send one delegate (teacher, parent, or other adult) to be responsible for the students from that school during the fair. Schools are requested to supply two judges for Friday night and/or Saturday morning. Schools not entering a district fair will be assessed $10 per entry to CARSF.
All exhibits are checked by the CARSF rules and regulations committee during the first day of the fair to ensure that the exhibits meet all standards. Decisions made by the rules and regulations committee are binding and final.
All exhibits, including all accessories, must be confined to a table or floor area not to exceed 0.8 metres front to back, 1.2 metres side to side, and a height of 2.5 metres measured from the floor. All measurements will be made from the outermost points including framework and appendages. Exhibits exceeding these dimensions will not be accepted.
All equipment must be supplied by the exhibitor or his/her school.
An exhibitor may not display an exhibit that is identical to one she/he has entered at any previous CARSF. The project may, however, be improved and entered again in competition.
An exhibitor may not present more than one exhibit each year.
An exhibit cannot be entered in any other regional science fair during the same year.
Construction of exhibits must be sturdy. Each exhibit must be self-supporting. Electricity (AC 110 volt, 60 cycle) will be supplied. Switches and cords must be ULC or CSA approved.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLY THINGS ON DISPLAY IN FRONT OF YOUR BOARD ARE PHOTOS, YOUR LOG BOOK, YOUR PROJECT SUMMARY, AND YOUR COMPUTER IF IT IS NECESSARY. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER OVERNIGHT IN THE COLLEGE.
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