Welcome to the official website for the TJHSST Invitational Science Fair,
hosted by TJHSST’s Mythvestigations Club.

Go to our About page for information about the ISF, or browse our site using the navigation bar. The 2020 Invitational Science Fair will be a video submission competition. Please check the latest post and your email for more information.

2020 ISF Winners Have Been Announced!

  • 1st Place: Sanchali Banerjee, The Effect of Frequency on the Time Taken for a Bubble to Pop
  • 2nd Place: Babiha Kaur, Electrifying H2O!
  • 3rd Place: Kyungwon Lee, The Effect of Low pH on the Levels of Enzymatic Browning of an Apple
  • Honorable Mentions: Akshath Karthikeyan, The Effect of Filter Type on Heavy Metal Levels in Water and Veera Anand, AI Powered Weapon Detection System

Please see the recent email for more information, including how to receive your rubric and feedback. If you did not receive this email, please contact us at tjhsstsciencefair@gmail.com.

2020 ISF Submission Guidelines

FCPS has canceled for the rest of the academic year. However, we know that the participants have worked tremendously on their research, and we would hate to see their efforts go to waste. As such, this year’s science fair will be done entirely online in an alternative format. Here are the criteria:

  • Students should record a 7-10 minute video of themselves presenting their projects with their trifolds. This is a strict time limit.
  • Each individual/group must submit their video by the end of the day on April 16th, 2020.
  • Both the project trifold and the speaker must be clearly visible. The speaker’s voice must also be clear. Please try to steady the camera as much as possible.
  • Please state your name, project title, and project number at the start of the video. This will help ensure your project receives the correct score.
  • Speakers should dress in business casual attire.
  • Groups unable to meet in person should use splitscreen to present their projects. Individuals may also use splitscreen to make both themselves and the project more visible.
  • Students will be scored according to the rubric under the Forms section.
  • Some free software that students may use to edit their videos include iMovie (Apple devices only), Openshot Video Editor, and DaVinci Resolve. Of course, students may use any method of their choice.

While this format cannot fully replicate the experience of an in-person science fair, we hope that this will provide students the opportunity to showcase their research. Please feel free to email us at tjhsstsciencefair@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

New Date for Statistics Session + Updated Timeline

Due to unexpected scheduling conflicts, the statistics session has been moved to February 21, 2020. It will still be held at TJHSST from 6 to 7 PM. Registration for the session will open once registration for the Invitational Science Fair closes on January 24, 2020. We will post and email regular updates regarding session signup. If you are unable to attend the session, we will post and email the information presented during the session.

We have also updated our science fair timeline accordingly and included it here:

  • January 24, 2020: Registration form due
  • January 31, 2020: Authorization form due
  • February 6, 2020: Intro, background, hypothesis, and methods due
  • February 21, 2020: Statistics session
  • March 5, 2020: Written summaries due
  • March 21, 2020: Science fair

Please contact us at tjhsstsciencefair@gmail.com if you have further questions.

Additional Interest / Brainstorming Session on December 6, 2019

We will be holding an additional interest / brainstorming session for students to learn about the science fair and experimental design basics. The link to the signup form for the session can be found here. While optional, the session covers helpful information about the science fair process. We will send out further information through email as the date approaches.

  • Location: Room 65, TJHSST
  • Time: December 6, 2019 from 6 to 7 PM

Questions should be sent to tjhsstsciencefair@gmail.com.

ISF 2019 Photos

Here’s a gallery of a selection of photos from the 2019 Invitational Science Fair.

Notice: TJ ISF Statistics Session cancelled

Due to the winter weather today, the statistics session rescheduled to tonight has been cancelled. You can find the materials from the session here: Statistics Night Slideshow 2019

We have a few reminders for you as well:

  • Don’t forget that your written summaries are due by email next Thursday, February 28. You can find additional information on the “About” page and in this Prezi: http://prezi.com/xotldu9vl2rp/
  • If your project involves human participants, please have your participants fill out the Informed Consent Form by getting their signatures to show that they consented to participating in your project.
  • The Invitational Science Fair will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the cafeteria at TJHSST starting at 9:30 AM (no earlier!). Park and enter through Door 1 (dome, front entrance). From 9:30 to 10:00 AM, students will set up their projects in the cafeteria. The fair will end at noon.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Statistics Session and Written Summary Reminder

We hope your projects are going well! Just a reminder to all participants that our statistics session will be held next Wednesday, February 20. The statistics session will cover basic statistical tests and info that you’ll need for your project.

Additionally, don’t forget that written summaries must be submitted by Thursday, February 28. We’re looking forward to seeing your projects at the science fair!

Thanks for attending!

Thanks to everyone who attended our brainstorming/interest session last Friday! We really had a blast, and hope you guys were able to make a good start on your projects.

Don’t forget to sign up for the science fair proper at http://bit.ly/isf2019 if you haven’t done so already. (This is a separate form from the registration for the brainstorming session.) For this form, you’ll need to fill in the information on the project itself.

Here’s what we presented last Thursday for those who couldn’t attend or would like to see it again.

ISF 2018 Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to the science fair last Saturday!

Here’s a gallery of a selection of photos from the 2018 Invitational Science Fair.