Your Project is what the fair is all about: the ideas, the tinkering, trials, errors, successes, and finally the presentation that brings it all together. This section of the BASEF site will help you from conception and planning, to execution and registration, to display and judging.

Make sure to read the rules: they may not make for an exciting read, but they're very important. The rules are there to make sure that the competition is fair and safe. Breaking the rules could mean having to get rid of part of your display, or even having your project disqualified.

Registration & Scientific Review Forms

On-line registration will start on February 1, 2009. The Registration page has exact dates, an overview and step-by-step instructions with links to the electronic and paper forms.
Please note that many projects will require ethics and safety forms, some of which must be filled out before experimentation begins; see the Forms Required page for more information on these scientific-review forms

Where to Start? How to Proceed? When am I Done?

Wondering were to begin? Have an idea and are not sure where to go with it? The Science Success! student guide and workbook have been designed by BASEF organizers to help you learn about the scientific process while producing a well-designed project. Have a look at our Project Resources page for links to sites which will get you thinking, get you started, give you information about research methods, and provide hints and tips on project presentation.

NOTE - Limitations on Participation

• Each school is allowed to register twelve (12) projects per Level
- Elementary Schools K- 8: 12 projects per Level 7-8
- Secondary Schools 9-12: 12 projects per Level 9-10 and 11-12
- Independent Schools K-12: 12 projects per Level 7-8 and 9-10 and 11-12

• Please be aware that you may only exhibit the project you registered, using the same project title: no substitutions of projects or students will be permitted.