General Information

The Fair will take place on April 1, 2014 from 10am - 2pm. Judging will take place from 1-1:45 and results announce at 2pm.

Sign up for the Moraine Valley Science Fair here.

General instructions, deadlines, etc, will be posted here.

Discovery Science Fair Central walks through the steps of a science fair project.

What makes a good science fair project?

Getting Started: Find a Project

Some resources for ideas and inspiration for your project.

Topic selection wizard from Sciencebuddies

A few experiments about energy.

Getting Started: Following The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method summarized by NASA

Writing the Project

You can find an outline to follow for writing your project at this link: Writing the Project Outline

Below you'll find resources for completing the different aspects of the project:

These Moraine Valley Library Research Resources can help you find background information:

Biology Research Guide

Environmental Science Research Guide

List of Library Databases

Web Resources:

How to Read a Scientific Paper

These resources will help you understand variables and results:

Variables for beginners from ScienceBuddies

What are independent and dependent variables? from

Citing Sources

Poster & Presentation

All participants will need to provide a poster for inclusion in the science fair and for judging. The poster will need to include most of the information from your project outline, including: abstract, purpose and hypothesis, procedures, materials, methods, results, and conclusions.

Click on the link to take a look at a few examples:

Poster Examples

Free poster PowerPoint Templates are available here.

We are also looking for as many participants as possible to agree to have one or more group members available during part of the day to talk about their projects.

Keep checking this page for updates or contact Tish Hayes at or 708-974-5734.


Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, IL. 60465, Building L. (708) 974-4300