Chignecto West Regional Science Fair 2019   


2019 Fair Details:

  • Registration – now open
  • Registration closes – March 25th at midnight
  • Registered participants will post to the website March 28th at noon (I must have received the signed participation forms for students to be listed as registered) 
  • Fair Day – Tuesday April 2nd
  • Fair Site – Langille Athletic Centre on the Dal AC campus
  • Awards - Thursday April 4th (details to follow)
  • Cost per PROJECT - $20


There will be a canteen for students to purchase food and beverages from during the lunch break. A menu with pricing will be posted closer to the day of the fair.


Schedule for Tuesday, April 2

7:30 – 8:30              Check in and set up projects

8:30 – 9:00              Safety checks done

v   Students MUST be with their projects during this time and remain there throughout the judging.

9:00 – 12:00            Judging

v   Teachers and parents may stay in the gymnasium during the judging but must remain in the designated seating area. Please note:  there will be a break in the judging to allow for processing between 10:00 and 11:00.

12:00 – 1:00            Lunch break

v   There are 2 options for lunch:

1.     bring your own

2.     purchase something from the canteen

1:00                           Judging resumes

v   Students MUST be with their projects during this time and remain there throughout the judging.

2:00                           Elementary judging concludes and students may leave following the announcement that they are done for the day.

3:30                           Judging for grades 7-12 concludes. Projects are taken down (announcements will indicate when this can happen) and participants leave.


Canteen Price List ~ 10am –1pm

(Prices include tax)

 Hot Dogs $300

Chili with a Roll $475

Macaroni & Cheese $400

Fruit & Cheddar Salad $400


Cinnamon Bun/ Danish $200

Gluten Free Brownie $300

Pretzel $300

Cookies ~ small $125       large $225

Muffins $150

Whole Fruit $100


Bottled Water $200


Cans of Pop/ Juice $200





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.