Developing and presenting a project at a fair can be a daunting task for the first time competitor. Parents and teachers are also key to the student’s success through their support. BASEF has created several documents to help students, teachers and parents through the fair process.


Science Success

The Science Success package provides guidance for students developing a project and the teachers and parents supporting the students . It consists of two guides, a student workbook and a guide for parents and teachers.

Registration Guides

The Registration Guides help you navigate through the registration process. BASEF’s top awards are all expense paid trips to compete at the National and International level. To ensure that top projects are eligible for these trips it is important to follow the rules set by these fairs.

The documentation set consists of:

  1. Intermediate and senior students (grades 9 to 12) guide,
  2. Junior students (grades 7 and 8) guide,
  3. Teachers/parents guide

Patent Booklet

Many projects have research or innovations which could be protected by intellectual property law. To raise awareness of Canadian intellectual property law Alex Ross of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and BASEF have created the Patent Overview for Science Fair Participants. This consists of two documents:

  1. an overview document provides a broad overview of the patent process for students preparing for a science fair
  2. a workbook for documenting the student’s idea

Annual Reports

Each year BASEF publishes an Annual Report summarizing:

  • Fair results
  • Financial information
  • Recognizing the Sponsors that make the fair possible