Exhibit Design and Evaluation
The exhibit must not exceed dimensions of 61 cm
(24") deep and 107 cm (40") wide. Build the exhibit no higher than 152
cm (60"). No overhang is allowed. If the scientific display exceeds
the height limit, use photographs or other electronic means to show
what has been done. No part
of the project may be placed on the floor.
• Construct your own exhibit; teachers and parents are to provide only
the necessary guidance, encouragement, and constructive criticism.
• Have a purpose and hypothesis for your project; they must apply to a
definite scientific question. The reason for doing a research project
is to make a significant contribution to the body of scientific
knowledge or to solve a problem.
• Keep the title of your project brief, captivating, and
prominently visible on the exhibit. It may contain no more than 45
characters, including spaces. Titles in excess of 45 characters will be
shortened to fit into available space on the entry form.
• Make lettering neat and uncluttered. Make sure all words are spelled
Determine the best way to present the research. The presentation may
include graphs, charts, posters, computer programs, and, ONLY
IF YOUR PROJECT IS A DESIGN PROJECT, a demonstration of the
apparatus and other components, provided the demonstration can be
confined to your tabletop area and passes the safety inspection. Attach
a copy of your Abstract, Safety Sheet, and endorsement(s) (if
necessary) to the front
of your display board. PowerPoint presentations should NOT be
• Be well versed in as many aspects of the project as possible.
• Be enthusiastic about the project.
• Prepare not only for direct questions pertinent to the research but
also for related questions.