Science Fair is a
yearlong educational project in which students apply scientific method
to do a research project. Students will present their projects at The
Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair at Radford University in
Students in grades seven and eight
participate in the Junior Division. They have the choice of entering a
project as an individual or as a team in either biological or physical
science. Junior Division participants do not advance to the Virginia
State Science Fair.
Students in grades nine through
twelve participate in the Senior Division. They have a choice of
entering a project as an individual or as a team in the following
categories: animal sciences, behavioral and social sciences,
biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering,
environmental sciences, mathematical sciences, medicine and health
sciences, microbiology, physics and astronomy, and plant sciences.
First, second, and third place awards are given in each of the
categories. Each first and second place winner from the Senior Division
is eligible to compete in the Virginia State Science Fair.
Two Grand Prize winners from the
Senior Division of the Regional Science Fair are awarded an
all-expense-paid trip for themselves and their sponsoring teachers to
the International Science and Engineering Fair. Special awards and
scholarships are given at the Regional Science Fair by federal agencies,
civic groups, and commercial organizations for the best exhibits in the
areas of interest of these organizations.
For more information about the Science Fair competition, please visit: http://www.societyforscience.org/isef