Science Fair

2021 Virtual Central Virginia Regional Science Fair

The 2021 Central Virginia Regional Science Fair was held virtually during the months of March through May 2021 for grades 5-12. This decision was made in line with the 2021 Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (VSSEF) and the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), both of which will also follow a virtual format.

Central Virginia Regional Science Fair Information Link


What is the Scientific Method?

The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Does this mean all scientists follow exactly this process? No. Some areas of science can be more easily tested than others. For example, scientists studying how stars change as they age or how dinosaurs digested their food cannot fast-forward a star's life by a million years or run medical exams on feeding dinosaurs to test their hypotheses. When direct experimentation is not possible, scientists modify the scientific method. In fact, there are probably as many versions of the scientific method as there are scientists! But even when modified, the goal remains the same: to discover cause and effect relationships by asking questions, carefully gathering and examining the evidence, and seeing if all the available information can be combined in to a logical answer.

Scienctific Method


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