Science Fair Guidelines

We recommend that you follow the basic guidelines found in the Intel Science and Engineering Fair Rules and Regulations (off-site link). Following these guidelines will insure that you will have the opportunity to submit your project to a local or regional science fair that uses these guidelines. Specific guidelines for the presentation of projects and research will be provided to those selected for the final competition.

Additionally, participants in the Creation Museum Science Fair shall adhere to the following guidelines.

  1. All projects shall be of an experimental nature where a hypothesis is developed and tested.
    • Projects that compare products (e.g., comparing the absorption of different paper towels) or demonstrate principles (e.g., how a volcano erupts) will not be considered acceptable.
  2. All projects should lie clearly within the life science or physical science categories and should be entered under one of these two categories.
    • Life science projects include biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, botany, etc.
    • Physical science projects include chemistry, astronomy, physics, engineering, weather, etc.
  3. All projects should be clearly aligned with a biblical principle from a passage or verse.
    • The student should be able to explain why the verse or passage selected relates to their project. (Students should read the article “God and Natural Law” by Dr. Jason Lisle for an explanation of this concept.)
      • Students should consider the context of the verse(s) they are using.
      • The verse chosen does not have to directly apply to the project topic (e.g., Scripture does not directly address radio waves), but may simply relate the project to the Creator of the universe.
      • Students should read the article “God and Natural Law.”
  4. Students should be able, with a clear conscience, to sign the AiG Statement of Faith, which upholds the belief in the creation of the universe in six, twenty-four-hour days about 6,000 years ago by the Creator God as revealed in the Bible.