Chignecto West Regional Science Fair    


There will be a very modified judging for students whose names were forwarded to us by their schools. Please follow the directions below to register. 






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. NEW
    • 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. REVISED
    • 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. REVISED
    • 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. REVISED
    • Resources - Develop better ways to use our natural resources that provide sustainable sources of food, products, or prosperity. REVISED



All scientific and technological endeavors, including science fair projects, must be undertaken with integrity through the use of rigorous methods. Students must ensure that the use of any animals, including humans, is fully justified and absolutely necessary. If you must work with human subjects, it is your duty to protect the wellbeing, dignity and privacy of these individuals. The welfare of any other animals that are subjects of your investigation must always be respected and likewise any experimentation carried out in the natural environment must avoid having adverse impacts. (    

Introduction to Ethics

Need advice or a ruling on a project in any of these 4 areas? Contact our RSF Ethics Committee by clicking the Contact Us link on the left-hand side of this webpage.



If you are considering completing a project involving any of the following, you must read and follow the policy guidelines given at the link for your particular project area.