Whether you are a seasoned judge with TONS of experience, a former science fair competitor,
or a first-time science fair judge, we encourage you to read our:
Science Fair Notes for Judges
Our judge scoring sheet is consistent with ISEF’s
(International Science and Engineering Fair) judging criteria (scoring rubric).
Although some of the items on the score sheet are different, the total is still 100 points
per project. See the
page to see the score sheet.
We have a judge training power point for judges:
We have prepared a (printable) list of possible questions you could ask the students.
Of course you will not ask ALL the questions of any projects, but it is nice to have a pool
of questions to pull from just in case you find the need. The list is two pages, 14 point type.
Question Pool for Judging Science Fair Projects
Remember, your job is to CHOOSE the BEST and ENCOURAGE the REST.
The judge is to be a:
- Role Model
- Fellow Scientist, interested in the student’s work