How to do a project

So you are planning on doing a science or engineering fair project. Excellent.

These are the basic steps for doing a project for our fair. Some are only required in the Junior and Senior division (*). Not all steps need to be done in the order listed.

  1. Confirm eligibility for this event
  2. Decide on a topic, research it and develop a hypothesis/purpose
  3. Start online application (this can be done later)
  4. Create a research plan
  5. Deal with ISEF forms - only for events like the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair
  6. Complete the project
  7. Write your abstract
  8. Create and upload your presentation materials
  9. Finalize online application
  10. For some events: Print forms from online application to bring to fair with your project

The rest of this section goes into more detail about these steps