Chignecto West Regional Science Fair 2018   


HUGE thank you to the students and their supporters who were at the fair! You represented yourselves and your schools with total class 

Here is a link to a gallery of photos taken by Johanna Matthews from Dal-AC on Tuesday. The link will stay live for a few days. You’ll be able to download the full gallery from this link. The files are a “medium size”, suitable for print up to 5x7.


The RESCHEDULED Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday March 26 at Dal-AC in the Cox Building, room 24 at 7 p.m. Please use the rear entrance of Cox Institute (Cox Rd) beside the greenhouses.







Our regional science fair (RSF) hosts students in four age categories:

  • Elementary (Grades 4-6)
  • Junior (Grades 7-8)
  • Intermediate (Grades 9-10)
  • Senior (Grades 11-12)

The schools eligible to send projects to the CWRSF are all of those in the Cobequid and Nova Family of Schools as well as Advocate District, Amherst Regional High, Cumberland North Academy, E.B. Chandler Junior High, Junction Road Elementary, Parrsboro Regional Elementary, Parrsboro Regional High School, Spring Street Academy, West End Memorial, and West Highlands Elementary.

  • Elementary (Grades 4-6) - PLEASE NOTE: Instead of judging students using the same challenge criteria as the grades 7-12, elementary students will compete with their grade-level peers based on scientific thought, scientific process, creativity and ingenuity, and communication skills as demonstrated through their oral presentation, backboard and written materials.
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
  • Secondary (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)
    • Agriculture - Improve or increase our understanding of a current agricultural practice to make it more sustainable through the use of scientific understanding or study. 
    • Discovery - Create new fundamental knowledge based on your curiosity by asking a question and using the techniques of scientific inquiry to develop an answer.
    • Energy - Improve our use of current energy sources, enable the transition to alternative energy sources, or reduce our energy footprint. 
    • Engineering innovation - Combine scientific principles with your creativity to develop or design devices, machines, buildings, structures, systems or processes to improve, sustain, or protect the material living standards of human beings. 
    • Environment - Reduce our impact on, improve our understanding, and ensure the quality of water, air, soil, and the diversity of living things.
    • Health - Increase our understanding of the human body, or apply science and technology to improve health, control disease, or support an aging population. 
    • Information - Enhance communication and our use of information using digital and networking technologies, or applications of new media.
    • Resources - Develop better ways to use our natural resources that provide sustainable sources of food, products, or prosperity.