Getting Started


2018 is the trial year for Digital Display of Projects - see your teacher for more information. These projects will not be eligible for winning Best in Fair.



I have an idea for a project now what do I do?????


Ideas to start you thinking
Planning and carrying out a valid investigation (PowerPoint Presentation; requires MS PowerPoint or OpenOffice)

Will my idea need approval??

In 2018, you will either fill in ONE or TWO forms. The first form is a safety form, to help check you will be safe doing your project. The second form is only needed if you choose to use LIVING THINGS (humans, animals, microorganisms). Teachers will be able to approve most projects themselves if they attend the Teacher Workshop. An information sheet also accompanies each form so you can fill it out correctly. Please do not start your project until your teacher tells you have approval.

Approval Forms

The information sheet for Project Approval can be found here. Once you are ready to apply for Approval, download and complete this form.

The information sheet for LIVING THINGS can be found here. Once you are sure that you need this approval for your project, download and complete the approval form for ALL LIVING THINGS.

Once you have filled in the form, your teacher will check it, sign it and either say you can start or they may need to send it to mstf.approval@gmail.com to get approval.

Some projects may require special approval for using Potting Mix.

Approval Dates

Approval applications will need to be completed by 8th June, 2018.

What is covered in a Teachers Workshop?

To view a powerpoint presentation of a Teachers workshop, click here

• For help with understanding what needs to go on a good science board, click here.
• For help with understanding what needs to go on a good technology board, click here.