Rideau St-Lawrence Science Fair Category Details


Project types:


Undertake an investigation to test a scientific hypothesis by the experimental method featuring identification and control of variables.


Analysis of and possibly collections of data using accepted methodologies. Includes studies involving human subjects, biology field studies, data mining from web resources, observations and pattern recognition in physical and or sociology/behavioural data.


Develop and evaluate new devices, models, theorems, physical theories, techniques or methods in technology, engineering, computing, natural or social science.



Curiosity and Ingenuity: improve our understanding or address a problem in an area of STEM not covered by the other challenges.

Energy: improve our use of current energy sources, enable the transition to alternative energy sources, or reduce our energy footprint

Environment and Climate Change: ensure the quality of water, air, soil or the diversity of living things, or manage the impact of climate change.

Disease and Illness: enhance our diagnosis, treatment or understanding of disease, or the management of physical or mental illness.

Digital Technology: improve our quality of life or transform existing products and services through digital devices, methods or systems

Health and Wellness: prevent disease or promote physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, or intellectual wellbeing.

Natural Resources: ensure the sustainable management, use, reuse or recycling of Earth’s finite or renewable natural resource.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food:  ensure food security, sustainability or competitiveness in agriculture, fisheries or food production

Aerospace: advance atmospheric or space science, aviation, or aerospace technologies, or enable humans to explore and live in space, on the Moon, or beyond.

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The rubric is scored out of 100 but notice the importance of scientific thought.  It is weighted more heavily. RSLSF Judging Rubric 2024f

New in 2024.

  1. Your logbook is evaluated in the judging rubric.
  2. Include acknowledgement of the indigenous people on whose land your project was performed and include acknowledgement in your oral presentation. This will be evaluated.