The Middle School Science and Engineering Fair Structure

All Massachusetts students in the 6, 7, and 8th grades are eligible to enter the statewide middle school science fair program at the Regional and State level. This is most often facilitated through their school’s science department, but can be pursued through an afterschool program or homeschool setting.

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The Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair program gives students the chance to engage in science and engineering discovery through hands-on experience. Through the Fair process, students learn about emerging fields of science and engineering, while developing important academic and life skills - from reading, writing and math to communication, teamwork and design.

Engaging in an independent research project via the Fair program provides a solid foundation to support development of scientific thinking while providing context and practice to the skills and standards students explore in the classroom.

Science & Engineering Fairs have rules, suggested procedures, and expectations to support student learning, keep participants safe, and provide consistency across schools and programs.  Familiarizing yourself with the Middle School Manual is the first step in your Science & Engineering Fair participation.

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