Rules and Regulations
The following rules
apply to all Chicago public school students participating in the
Chicago Area fairs and the city science fair at the Museum of Science
- Pupils in the
fourth, fifth, and sixth grades are restricted in the science fair
program to participation at the local and Chicago Area levels. Only
students in the seventh through twelfth grades attending a Chicago
public school may participate in the city fair at the Museum of Science
- All high school
projects must be done on an individual basis.
Elementary school projects may be worked on by a maximum of
- Four students from
the sixth grade will be selected from each Chicago Area science fair to
attend a special luncheon and tour during the city science fair. The
participants will not exhibit projects at the city science fair.
- The exhibitor’s
personal appearance adds to the attractiveness of
the exhibit. Students should dress neatly and appropriately for
- All exhibitors must
have entered at least one Chicago Area fair.
Exhibitors will be selected by their Chicago Area Science Fair
Committee before being allowed to participate in the city science fair.
- Exhibits must
conform to size limitations. No easels or tripods are
allowed on the floor around the exhibit. Floor-mounted exhibits will
not be considered for competition beyond the Chicago Area level.
- Exhibits must be
constructed so that wall space is not required. All
exhibits must be freestanding. Objects may not be attached to draperies
or exhibitor identification sign.
- The Science Fair
Committee will provide space on a table, a table
covering, an identification sign, and an extension cord (if needed).
The student must provide all other needs of his/her exhibit (for
example, transparent tape, tacks, staples, tools). The exhibit space
can only accommodate a display of the following dimensions: 76cm deep,
122cm wide, 122cm high. No exceptions are made.