2023 Homeschool Virtual Science Fair

We are excited to invite your family to participate in the 2023 OCEANetwork Virtual Homeschool Science Fair!

Why join the OCEANetwork Virtual Homeschool Science Fair? 

  • Enjoy exploring God’s creation.
  • Give students a way to showcase and share their science projects.
  • Develop or expand interest in scientific fields of study. 
  • Practice research, process, and presentation skills.
  • Free gifts for all participants and a chance to win prizes!

 Sponsored by OCEANetwork & Glen’s Gizmos!

2023 Submissions are Now Closed.

2023 Science Fair entries are currently being evaluated and a winner will be announced soon. 

OCEANetwork 2022 Virtual Homeschool Science Fair

Steps to Participate

*** Update! Registration extended to May 31!

  • Important: Read the Guidelines before you start.
  • Register by April 30 to reserve your spot ($5 registration fee required).
  • Decide on on the project you want to do.
  • Choose a method of presentation (ideas below).
  • Download the science fair journals (linked above).
  • Submit your materials by June 23.

Who can participate? The Virtual Homeschool Science Fair is open to any independently homeschooled Oregon student in grades K-12.

Steps to Participate

*** Update! Registration extended to May 31!

  • Important: Read the Guidelines before you start.
  • Register by April 30 to reserve your spot ($5 registration fee required).
  • Decide on on the project you want to do.
  • Choose a method of presentation (ideas below).
  • Download the science fair journals (linked above).
  • Submit your materials by June 23.

Who can participate? The Virtual Homeschool Science Fair is open to any independently homeschooled Oregon student in grades K-12.

OCEANetwork 2022 Virtual Homeschool Science Fair

Download Your Science Fair Project Journal!

 
Click the images below to download the science fair journals, a gift from Glen's Gizmos! (All participants must submit a completed science fair journal with their video. High school students must also submit a research paper. See the Guidelines for more information as well as evaluation guides for each age range.)

 
          

 
OCEANetwork 2022 Virtual Homeschool Science Fair

How the Science Fair Works (& Important Dates)

Make sure to register by April 30 to reserve your spot in the science fair! Then submit your materials by June 23 at the latest. As videos are submitted, they’ll be evaluated and posted on this site for public viewing. We encourage families to share with friends and family!

Our Science Fair Judge, Joel Thomas from Glen’s Gizmos, will evaluate the presentations for each age range. One student from each group will be selected to receive a prize!

Important Dates

  • Now – May 31: Register to reserve your spot (registration closes May 31) and then get started on your project. Need help choosing or organizing your project? See the helpful lists in the FAQ below.
  • By June 23: Submit your materials using the link in your registration confirmation email. Materials are due by June 23. Each participant will receive a fun gift in the mail! 
  • Presentations will be evaluated and go live on the OCEANetwork site for public viewing as they come in. Winners in each group will be announced two weeks after the submission deadline and prizes sent out soon after!

 

Science Fair Gifts and Prizes!

A big thank you to Glen’s Gizmos, our event co-sponsor, for making the Virtual Homeschool Science Fair possible! 

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FREE mystery gift mailed to all participants!

All students who submit their final science fair projects will receive a science-themed prize in the mail! This year we’re sending one nicer item rather than a goodie bag. We can’t tell you what it is, but we can promise it won’t be alive. (Probably. 😉) We hope you enjoy it!

K – 2nd Grade

6-8 science fair prizes

6th – 8th Grade

9th – 12th Grade

Science Fair Ideas and FAQ

Expand the items below to find ideas to inspire your science projects, answers to frequently asked questions, & contact info.

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What kind of science project should I choose?

There are many different ideas and projects you can choose from. What are your interests? What have you always wondered about? Is there a science fair project that would build on your current homeschool science studies? Start with these questions and see if you come up with ideas that help you explore the answer through research and/or experiments. Below are some ideas to get you started.

 

How should I present my science fair project?

There are several ways to present your science fair project. For this science fair, your materials must be submitted as a video (Around up to 5 minutes).

Your video will record you explaining your project. You must also use a visual aid during your presentation, such as a tri-fold board, objects, poster, slide show, or equivalent. While you don’t have to record footage of your actual experiments, you may do so if you wish.

Science fair journals help organize information for your presentation as well. Submitting them with your video is required. (High school students are also required to submit a research paper.)

You will upload your video and documents using the link provided in your registration confirmation email.

Who can participate in the OCEANetwork Virtual Homeschool Science Fair?

All grade levels are welcome. The science fair is open to students in Oregon who have been educated at home in an independent homeschool in accordance with state homeschool laws. Students who live out of state or who are enrolled in a public school, private school, or charter school are not eligible to participate.

How will the science fair projects be evaluated?

Joel Thomas from Glen’s Gizmos will be using the following guides to evaluate each project.

One project will be chosen from each category to win a special prize!

Who do I contact if I have questions or problems?

If you have any questions or run into issues with your project submission, please contact Tauna at meyers@oceanetwork.org. We’re happy to help and hope you have a wonderful science fair experience!

View Last Year’s  Submissions!

Here are last year’s submissions! Entries from the 2023 science fair will be posted here as they are submitted and evaluated.