Welcome to the High School Science Fair Program
All high school students within the boundaries of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District are eligible to participate in the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium. The CJGSS is a competitive science and engineering fair that qualifies students for advanced high school science competitions, including the state-level Northwest Science Expo (NWSE) and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students compete for category awards, scholarships, cash prizes, travel opportunities and recognition from nationally-recognized organizations.
If you're interested in participating in the high school science fair you should fill out the ISEF Pre-Registration Form or contact Fair Director, Danielle Grenier, and let us know what kinds of projects youre interested in by October 1st. When you fill out this form, one of the ISEF Program Coordinators will schedule a brief meeting for you. If you missed the October 1st deadline - please send Fair Director, Danielle Grenier, an email notifying her of your intent to enroll and she will help you begin the process. Every student has a designated ISEF Appointment each week - these schedules are posted online, and on/near all your science teacher's classroom door - you can check this schedule to find your appointment time and day.
If you're homeschooled and want to participate in the science fair, please contact the Fair Director, Danielle Grenier, as soon as possible. All science fair projects must be registered by early December.
Begin the science fair journey here:High School Project Guide
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- Topic Selection
- What Makes a Great Science Lab Book?
- Science Fair Tips for Success
- ISEF Project--Your Adult Sponsor
Writing the Research Plan
- Framing Your Thinking: The Project Precis
- Your Project Question
- Category Descriptions (more information)
- Finding and Accessing Science Research Papers
- How to Read a Scientific Paper
- Background Research Plan Worksheet
- How to Format Your Bibliography
- Bibliography Worksheet
- Variables in Your Science Fair Project
- A Strong Hypothesis
- Experimental Procedure
- How to Increase Ability of Experiment to Measure an Effect
- Advanced Experimental Design
- Research Plan Instructions
- Google Classroom: Joining and Uploading Assignments
- Human Subjects Research Risk Assessment
- Vertebrate Animals Research Risk Assessment
- Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment
- Engineering/Programming Project Tips
Pulling Together Resources
Running Your Experiment
Presenting Your Project
The 2021 CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium scheduled to take place in late February or early March 2021 at Wilsonville High School.
- How to Write an Abstract
- Good Abstract, Bad Abstract
- Science Fair Project Abstract Example
- ISEF Project Board Do's & Don'ts
- How to Create Your Display Board (some examples here show an Abstract on the board, but this is not allowed at ISEF. Instead, include a concise introduction to the background and problem/question you are addressing in your project.
- Data Presentation Tips
- Judging At The Fair--ISEF
- Science Fair Judging--Science Buddies