Are you a 4-H youth in grade 7-12 or studying in CÉGEP with a curiosity about the world around you? The 4-H Canada Science Fair is an opportunity for you to explore, experiment and discover! As part of our 4-H Canada Science Fair, 4-H youth plan, research, complete and submit science projects, independently or as pairs, to be judged virtually, in the hopes of moving to our in-person round and ultimately to the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Browse through the pages below to learn more about building a science project, finding a mentor and about the where our science fair can take you (hint: it’s across the country!).
4-H Canada Science Fair Project for Members:
What interests you? Is there something you would love to test or invent? Do you have a question that you want to explore? Whatever it is, the sky is the limit for your 4-H Canada Science Fair project. Keep in mind that registration and project submissions are open from September 1, 2017 – January 16, 2018, so register and start as soon as you can!
Participants have access to support and resources from our 4-H Canada Learning Specialist, Melina Found, who can help with any questions about the 4-H Canada Science Fair project, mentorship and about the Science & Technology pillar.
4-H Canada Science Fair Resources:
Finding a 4-H Canada Science Fair Mentor:
A mentor can be anyone who works to support a 4-H member as they develop their 4-H Canada Science Fair project. Teachers, parents, 4-H club leaders or professionals working in Science & Technology are examples of mentors. Mentors may help with things like:
- Securing work space (e.g. access to a science lab)
- Helping a member meet local experts in the field of their project
- Reviewing the 4-H member’s work, asking questions, encouraging
Whether you are a 4-H Canada member or possible mentor, make sure to download and sign the Member-Mentor Code of Conduct found in the resources section of this page above!
4-H Canada Science Fair Judging:
For the 4-H Canada Science Fair: Virtual Round, judges will each virtually review approximately seven science fair projects from across the country between January 17 and 22, 2018.
For finalists who move on to the 4-H Canada Science Fair: In-Person Round, judging will take place Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia between February 28, 2018 and March 4, 2018, and review their projects in-person. Judges will be invited to participate in Science & Technology programming and to build connections with 4-H finalists.
If you are interested in judging the 4-H Canada Science Fair, visit the 4-H Canada Science Fair Judging Opportunities web page.