Nature of the Project Categories

Research-Based Projects

These projects are usually based on a novel question or an area of inquiry that the students are interested in. Students working on such projects should show how they sought the answers to their questions and then reveal their findings. An example on such a project is students investigating which of the battery brands available in the market provides the most energy and lasts longer.

Demonstration Model Projects

These projects are usually representational in nature. Students working on such projects should design a representational model (can be very simple or very sophisticated) that best explains a specific concept or principle under any of the broad science categories. An example on such a project is an electronic model that shows how meiosis and mitosis take place.

Invention Projects

These projects are usually very creative in nature. Students working on such projects should come up with a whole new idea for an invention or the actual invention itself. Students choosing such projects should be able to demonstrate how their invention would work and whom it would serve. An example on such projects is creating special sensitive shoes for the blind.