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Homeschool Science Fair

Registration is now open for the 2023 AHSG Homeschool Science Fair!

We are excited to show you the results of all our planning and preparation.
Basic details are on this page, but to fully complete your project you will need to read the Science Fair Guidebook.


When and Where will the Science Fair Happen?

The Homeschool Science Fair will be held from 9am-3pm on February 25, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church 2503 Belair Dr. Bowie, MD 20715.

It is open to ALL Maryland homeschool students in grades K-12. Divisions are K-2, 2-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grades.


What makes the AHSG Science Fair Different from other Science Fairs?

Unlike many other science fairs, participants aren't limited to experiments. There are six total categories available. Apparatus, Collections, Demonstration,  Engineering Design, Experiments, and Research projects are available.

Students will be judged on their own merits, based on how well they completed their project. The award that they receive (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) will be determined by how well they understand the science and how well they followed the project guidelines. Full details of what is required are available before you even register.

And of course, the AHSG Science Fair is only open to homeschooled students.

 

How Can I Register for the Science Fair?

To participate in the 2023 AHSG Science Fair, participants should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Registration Form by January 28, 2023.
    New this year: registration only indicates a desire to participate. Information on the category and topic of the student’s project will be gathered later.
  2. Pay registration fees. You should be prompted to do this at the end of the registration form (links above).
    • Payments must be received by January 28,2023.
  3. Complete the Project Selection Form. A link to this form is at the bottom of your registration confirmation email.
    This will be due approximately one month prior to the science fair. At this point, the student should have already been working on their project and be able to provide information on the project category as well as a name for the project.
    • Complete and submit the Human/Animal Project Certification Form (if applicable). Only students with human or animal subjects in their experiment are required to fill out this simple form. Details are in the Guidebook. 
  4. Complete your science project, following project guidelines in the Guidebook.
  5. Be available and ready to present projects in person on the date of the Science Fair.

 

What Else Do I Need To Know?

All details about the science fair including category requirements and judging forms can be found on our brand new AHSG Homeschool Science Fair Guidebook. We have worked really hard in order to make this document a great resource for your science fair project, so please take the time to read it. It contains information on how to start your project, what to bring,

The Guidebook includes the judging forms, but if you want to see them full-size, the judging forms are also available separately.

 

Are visitors allowed?

Yes, visitors are welcome! Be aware that during judging itself, (10am-12pm) non-participants are asked to leave the display area, so visitors are suggested to attend during the award ceremony and immediately afterwards (from about 1pm-3pm) in order to view the final projects.

 

 

Thank you so much!
If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected].

-Your 2023 Science Fair Co-Chairs: Kris Mayo and Hannah Sheldon

(Oh, and did we mention to check out the guidebook?)

 

File Downloads


Download the Guidebook.
Download ONLY the Judging Forms.
Download additional copies of the Human/Animal Project Certification Form
. (For projects with human or animal subjects. Only one per project is needed.)
Download additional copies of the Human Participant Consent Form. (For projects with human subjects, one per human subject is needed.)

You can also pass along flyers with the science fair information to any other homeschoolers who might be interested.
Download Flyer as PDF
Download Flyer as JPG

 


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