2014 Maine State Science Fair
The Maine State Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for Maine high school students to present original research to a state-wide audience of their peers and judges including scientists, engineers, mathematicians, teachers, and other STEM professionals.
The 2014 Maine State Science Fair will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Bangor High School.
The Maine State Science Fair is open to all students from all public, private, parochial and home schools (Grades 9-12) throughout Maine.
Ten Steps to the Maine State Science Fair
Step 1: Choose a topic. This should be something that interests you and causes you to ask questions or stimulates your curiosity. Ask questions about the topic. Do you know the answers? Does someone else know the answers (see Step 2)?
Step 2: Conduct background research. What is already known about this topic? What questions are other people asking? What has yet to be discovered? Utilize background research resources in your school, library, or ask the experts.
Step 3: Ask your essential question and form your hypothesis.
Step 4: Complete the required forms. All students must to complete Form 1, Form 1A with Research Plan and Form 1B. If your experiment involves human participants, vertebrate animals, biological tissue or hazardous chemicals/equipment additional forms are required. Please see our forms page for additional information. Ask your teacher if he or she has completed the School Registration form.
Step 5: Submit your completed PDF forms online for final review.
Step 6: Review and Approval. The MSSF Scientific Review Committee will review and approve all proposals. All projects are reviewed for safety requirements, completion of forms and additional regulations that may apply to individual projects. No experimentation can begin before approval has been received. You will be notified by email that you may proceed.
Step 7: Experiment. Begin experimentation as soon as you receive your approval from the Maine State Science Fair. Record all data in your Data Notebook.
Step 9: Display. Create your display. See Display Rules for what is not allowed.
Step 10: Travel to Bangor High School at 7am on March, 22, 2014, set up your display and compete!