Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is Adam Posner, anyway?
- Do I need to bring lunch the day of the fair?
- Are team projects considered inferior to individual projects?
- What paperwork do I need to fill out in order to participate in the Louisville Regional Science Fair?
- What are the requirements for my project board?
- After I get my pre-approval, what else do I need to do?
- What must I submit to obtain pre-approval to begin an LRSF research project?
- How do I get project pre-approvals required by ISEF Rules?
- Can I use people and animals in my project?
- How and where can I get help on my project?
- Is it all right to get help on my project?
- Is it important that I use statistics in my project?
Let's just put it this way: The judges don't necessarily expect that you use statistics, particularly in the Junior Division where that isn't a typical part of the school curriculum. But if you can, it only works in your favor.
Just make sure that you know what test was performed, that you have a general idea of how the test works, and that you understand what the result of the statistical test means. Be careful of presenting possible explanations for a "conclusion" that may not be statistically valid.
Consider having a teacher or other mentor look over your results from a statistical standpoint. Or, visit an informative Web site such as "Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations!"
- What are the judges looking for?
- If I need money for my project, where can I find it?
- Do I need to spend a lot of money on my project to be successful?
- What are my choices of project categories?
- Why do a science fair project?
- What must be submitted to apply for entry into LRSF?