Exhibits may be entered in one of
the following categories and will be judged on the basis of two
divisions: high school and elementary school.
||... is the study of materials, nonmetallic as well as
metallic, and, how they can be adapted and fabricated to meet the needs
of modern technology. Using the laboratory techniques and research
tools of physics, chemistry, and metallurgy, science is finding new
ways of using plastics, ceramics, and other nonmetals in applications
formerly reserved for metals.
FOR IJAS ONLY -- CONSUMER SCIENCE*...
is the study of comparisons and evaluations of manufactured or
commercial products. Topics included in this category are taste tests,
color preferences, quality control, and product efficiency.
|... is the science dealing with the measurement, properties,
and relationships of quantities as expressed in numbers or symbols
whether in the abstract or in their practical connections. Some topics
included under mathematics are arithmetic (use of numbers, symbols, and
numerical systems); algebra (probability, theory of equations,
progressions, permutations and combinations); geometry (topology, study
of geometric figures, similar figures, and scale drawings); calculus;
trigonometry, statistics and graphing.
||... is the branch of biology concerned with the study of
microorganisms. Topics to be found in this category are the structure
and physiology of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi, and protozoa, and
studies involving cells or tissues in cultures.
FOR IJAS ONLY --
CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY*... is the study of
the organization and functioning of the individual cell; molecular
genetics focusing on the structure and function of genes at a molecular
level. Other topics may include the structure and function of the
immune system, innate and
acquired immunity, and the interaction of antigens with antibodies.
Molecular biology concerns itself with understanding the interactions
various systems of a cell, including the interrelationships of DNA, RNA
and protein synthesis and learning how these interactions are
|... is the science that deals with the laws governing
motion, matter, and energy under conditions susceptible to precise
observation as distinct from chemistry or sciences dealing with living
mailer. Topics found in the category of physics are hydrostatic force
and pressure, gravity, Newton’s Laws, relativity, kinetic theory,
motion forces, work, energy, sound, light, and magnetism.
||... is the science that deals with animals with reference to
their structure, functions, development,
evolution, and classification. Some topics that fall within this
category are structural and functional studies of vertebrates and
invertebrates, physiology, reproduction, heredity, and embryology.
* PROJECTS IN
THESE CATEGORIES MAY NEED AN ENDORSEMENT(S). See the appropriate
sections of this site for clarification.
** WHEN A CONTROL GROUP IS NOT POSSIBLE, A COMPARISON AMONG TRIALS IS
NOTE: For projects conducted in
university, hospital or research laboratory under the supervision of a
Doctor, Professor or Scientist, endorsement(s) and supporting documents
are due by October 15,
other endorsements must be
submitted in duplicate by November
Endorsement requests MUST be
made PRIOR to
experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s)
and/or the scientist. The project plans are reviewed by the
Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted
and the experiment may be carried out. Permission to carry out an
experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.