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Student & Teacher Resources

 

Student Success - Student Guide

 

Student Success - Teacher Guide

 

 Marking Rubric (experiment)

 

 New Project Categories

 

 The WRSTEF abstract *NEW for 2024

 

 Step-by-step registration procedures

 

 Sharing a document from your cloud storage


Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers

 

Youth Science Canada (YSC) is a non-profit organization which together with the host committee organizes the Canada Wide Science Fair each year. The WRSTEF follows the policies put in place by YSC. These policies are available at youthscience.ca.

 

For very important information regarding the use of humans or animals, please read the policies set out by YSC and visit the Ethics and Safety page before filling out your Safety checklist. Please contact the chief judges at chair@wrstef.ca if your project involves human participants or animals. We reserve the right to reject projects involving human participants. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us. 

 

If you are using animal or human participants, the first step is to fill out this form

 

Academic Honesty

 

The WRSTEF is a stepping stone for future scientists, engineers and other professionals. The WRSTEF expects projects to be the original work of students and to acknowledge the source of any content that is the work of others, including the use of Artificial Intelligence. Upon suspicion of plagiarism (which may include contributions of Artificial Intelligence), self-plagiarism,  or falsifying of data, a sub-committee of the WRSTEF (which may include Chair, Vice-Chair, Chief Judge, Board Liaison and any other pertinent members) may review the project using any available tool at their discretion. This matter will be kept as confidential as possible. Sanctions for any type of academic misconduct may include disqualification from the WRSTEF for the current year. (*) Based on the YSC Policy on Academic Misconduct which can be found here

 

Where to start ?

 

If you are a student and don't know where to start, the Science Success Student Guide is an excellent starting point to brainstorm ideas, execute background research, maintain a logbook, and how to generate and interpret data. 

 

If you are a teacher and would like to organize a fair at your school, the Science Success Teacher's guide explains step by step how to guide your students and organize the activity. Of course, we are always available to help you too! Send an email to the Chair and will gladly walk you through the steps. 

 

New for WRSTEF2024 - New Project Categories

 

New Project Categories

We have rearranged our project categories to align ourselves with YSC, our parent organization. Projects will now be registered in one of these new categories:

 

If you are a Novice participant (grades 4 to 6), you will be entered in the Curiosity Category and we ask that you specify your project topic.

 

More information can be found in this document

 

Proposed Itinerary

 

As of February 19th, here is the itinerary for the fair day.

 

Time Item
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in, project setup and safety checks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Activity per division
11:30 AM - noon Lunch (provided by WRSTEF)
noon - 2:00 PM Judging
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Public viewing
3:00 PM Tear down