The Primary Science Fair BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
For the first time in its history, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) will be an all-virtual event.
The Primary Science Fair has been an exciting part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for over 20 years. We are delighted that the annual Primary Science Fair will also take place virtually alongside the exhibition but due to school closures will take place in March 2022 allowing those students in primary school with an interest in science and technology to be an integral part of one of the world’s leading and longest-running school science exhibitions
The deadline for Primary Science Fair will be in November 2021 – the final date will be announced in September.
Have a full class discussion about areas of interest in their science learning. Ask them questions about what they want to do and how they want to do it, make sure they have as much fun as possible while learning and learning scientifically. Agree on the focus of your idea so that you can work on your idea. Always remember that the student have to produce a poster for The Primary Science Fair which they can use as a reference about their project and to talk about what steps they have taken in their explorations/investigations. All projects will be interviewed by some of the wonderful BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Alumni and past winners and also some guest judges
Throughout their science investigations children should be aware of and encouraged to adopt safe practices. They should observe safety procedures in designing and making tasks, particularly when they are using tools and materials.
COVID 19 AND PODS
Each project will see each class (or class groups) work as a team. But in line with Government guidelines, we suggest each pod in the class work on a different element of the project. Each Pod will then elect a “Pod leader “who will be the speaker and explain their part of the project to the Judges (max 6 speakers)
Are you interested in competing in the Primary Science Fair which has been held alongside the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition since 2001? A whole class (max 30 per day) students can bring a project to the event which is held alongside the longest running Science Fair in Europe which is now in its 56th year.
Information for exhibiting schools
Have a full class discussion about areas of interest in their science learning. Ask them questions about what they want to do and how they want to do it, make sure they have as much fun as possible while learning and learning scientifically. Find out more about our project guidelines here
How many students should partake in the project?
A maximum number of pupils is 30 per project and where possible should be made up of a full class group. For smaller schools multi grade classes can put a project forward and they should be a combination of 3rd to 6th class only.
For smaller schools multi grade classes can put a project forward and they should be a combination of 3rd to 6th class only. A maximum number of pupils is 30 per project and where possible should be made up of a full class group. We may accept more than one project per school dependent on availability of spaces.
All project entries will go through a quick screening process which will be undertaken by judges from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition as we may receive more applications than we can accept. They may also suggest some minor changes to those projects that are joining us in January.
When will my class exhibit?
To ensure that The Primary Science Fair can provide opportunity for as many primary school pupils as possible your class project will only exhibit for one of the exhibition days. Please select the day(s) that would suit your school best when submitting your application.
To access the Primary Science Fair Website