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Practical tools

Sometimes we need a helping hand, tips or explanations to take a project a little bit further. Here are some tools that may be useful, both for exhibitors and for teachers.

 

Learn more about the Science Fair in the Teacher's flyer.

Practical tools – Primary School

Science Fair's ABC

This is a useful tool for teachers, in the form of a sample project showing the steps to follow. Coming in english in December.

 

Ideas bank – 1001 ideas for projects

Having trouble finding an idea for your project? 1001 ideas, thousands of projects, developed with support from Merck, Esso, and the Québec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, can help. It refers to older Science Fair categories, but the ideas suggested are still current.

 

Ideas in physical sciences

Ideas in computer science and mathematics
Ideas in applied science and technology

Ideas in Earth and environmental sciences
Ideas in social sciences
Ideas in life sciences
Ideas in biotechnologies

Practical tools – Secondary School and CÉGEP

The Indispensable Guide

THE document you need to find out all about how to present a secondary- or CÉGEP-level Science Fair project! Download the Indispensable Guide (coming in english in December)

 

Click here to consult some examples of booths at a Quebec Final. 

 

Quand expérimenter rime avec Expo-sciences

Do you want to develop an Experimentation project, or transform an existing Study project into an Experimentation project? This series of seven documents is designed for both students and teachers. It explains the six main steps to follow to develop and successfully present an Experimentation project at a Science Fair.


Document résumé – les grandes lignes d’un projet en expérimentation
This summary document explains the key steps of the scientific method and tells you what types of information are in each document in the series (in French).
 

Trouver une idée pour un projet en expérimentation
How do you go about finding a topic, coming up with a question and formulating a hypothesis? This document presents exercises as well as practical tips and tricks, equally useful if you are planning a Design or a Study project (in French).

 

Le cahier de laboratoire: un outil incontournable!
Everything you need to know about keeping a good lab book—the indispensable log of progress on your project (in French)!

 

Partir à la recherche d'information
All about how to search for information on the Web and in books; tools for finding information; and the times at which searching for information is crucial during a project (in French).
 

Mettre au point un protocole expérimental
Developing and perfecting your experimental protocol is a key step in the scientific method. The protocol outlines the stages of the experiment that must be completed in order to answer the initial question. It is at this stage that you determine how you will go about proving whether the hypothesis is true or false (in French).
 

Des conseils pour bien réussir les manipulations
The time for actual experimentation has come! There is some basic advice to follow, however, to make sure everything goes smoothly (in French).
 

La présentation et l'analyse des résultats
The analysis stage of your Experimentation project is when you will understand and interpret the results and draw the appropriate conclusions. You must also know how to best present the results—using various kinds of graphs, for example (in French).
 

Communiquer les résultats d'un projet en expérimentation
You will be presenting your results in the written report, using visual tools (posters) and in your oral presentations at your booth. Here are some tips on how to succeed in this step (in French).

 

Ideas bank - 1001 ideas, thousands of projects!

Having trouble finding an idea for your project? 1001 ideas, thousands of projects!, developed with support from Merck, Esso, and the Québec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, can help. It refers to older Science Fair categories, but the ideas suggested are still current.

 

Ideas in physical sciences

Ideas in computer science and mathematics
Ideas in applied science and technology

Ideas in Earth and environmental sciences
Ideas in social sciences
Ideas in life sciences
Ideas in biotechnologies

 

Mentoring

Are you looking for a mentor for your project? Are you a teacher who would like to help a student find a mentor? See the Mentoring section, where you can access a variety of tools: a cybermentoring database, addresses of scientific institutions where you can fine mentors, tips on how to approach a mentor, etc.

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Réseau Technoscience
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Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie
Hydro-Québec