HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
All 1st through 12th grade homeschool students in Oklahoma are invited
to participate in the Oklahoma Homeschool Science Fair.
the consistency and detail of God’s creation
scriptural lessons, truths, principles to science topics
more than a science test can offer; variety, hands-on experience,
thinking and reasoning, application and enjoyment
the scientific method
all the academics: reading, writing, spiritual application,
science facts, math, drawing conclusions, art, graphing,
typing reports, oral presentation and time management
Each student will
be interviewed by two or three judges (interested parents
or persons with science backgrounds or experience) and be
rated. Students in grades 1-3 will be interviewed but not
rated unless parent requests rating. Scoring and/or critiques
will be provided by judges and ribbons will be given to all
- Ribbon awards
and constructive comments for all participants
for students in grades 1 –3
- Optional opportunity
for 6th – 12th grade students to advance to Central Oklahoma
Regional Science and Engineering Fair
of project on freestanding board, not bigger than 48” wide
by 30” deep by 72” high.
- Projects must
be the product of student’s work. Students must do 90% of
total project, have a working knowledge of the project and
be able to explain it to the judge. Students may have parental
help, but the older the student, the less help they should
receive. If the student does not understand the project,
they have received too much “help.”
- All exhibits
must include scripture and give reference pertaining to
the subject matter of the project. Some ideas are not specifically
mentioned in the Bible, but there are some verses that develop
principles that can be related to your project. The intent
is to relate all areas of science to the Creator of the
- Written report
– detail, length, and extent of research dependent on age.
1-2 grade – a few sentences, 3-4 grade – 50-100 words, 5-6
grade – 150-250 words, 7-12 grade – detailed report with
minimum of 500 words and bibliography.
- Use of the scientific
- Students must
stand by their project during judging. Only very young children
(in first and second grade) may have a parent stand with
them, if they wish. If you need to stay with your child
during judging, please indicate this on the registration
- Team project
category for 2 or 3 students who desire to work together.
- Fun science
activities for students after they finish their judging
interviews and for their younger siblings during the fair
BEGINNING ALL PROJECTS
In the interest of safety and scientific ethics, it is STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED that EVERY project be run through the Intel
ISEF Rules Wizard before beginning any experimentation.
Some projects will need prior approval that must come from a
Committee Review Board before work can begin. The Rules Wizard
will tell you whether your project falls into this category.
Without this approval projects cannot compete at the
Regional Science Fair even if they score high enough at the
OHSF. It is advised that students 6th grade and up
complete the paperwork before the Oklahoma Homeschool Science
Fair so they will be prepared to advance if they qualify. Students
under 6th grade will not need to do paperwork because they cannot
advance, but if a project is listed as prohibited (certain types
of animal experiments, hazardous chemicals) it is preferred
they choose another project. The official ISEF Rules are here:
Compete in the Regional International Science and Engineering
Students in grades 6-12 may be eligible to participate in the
Central Oklahoma Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UCO.
To be eligible, the student must complete and sign the necessary
form PRIOR to beginning their experiment and achieve
a score of 90 of 100 points at the Oklahoma Homeschool Science
Fair. Use the Intel
ISEF Rules Wizard to be sure you submit the correct forms.
If you need SRC/IRB review, download the forms
and send to (by November 12, 2014):
Science Fair Committee Reviews
8010 NW 32
Bethany, Oklahoma, 73008
The Oklahoma science fair committee has established SRC/IRB
committees for the students whose projects require review. If
you have questions or need assistance with the forms, please
contact Carla Brueggen.
To prepare for advancing to the Regional Fair, all students
must bring copies of their forms with them to the Homeschool
Science Fair. Contact Regional Fair Coordinator (Dr.
Beth Allan or 405.974.5775) for more information. Regional
fair winners advance to the state competition where a variety
of awards are given.