How will this competition fit into my curriculum?
We’ve designed the Google Science Fair to develop your students’ science skills and support your curriculum. Feel free to use these flexible lesson plans to introduce students to the Fair and guide them toward a relevant and interesting area to explore.
What if my students have limited access to the Internet or computers in general?
That’s fine. Students should begin developing each section on paper, or in a word processing program. When they do gain computer access, they’ll be able to quickly transfer each section to their online Project Site. This can be done at school, at home, at a local library, or an Internet cafe.
As my students create their projects, what can I do to ensure that they only include media they have permission to use?
- Talk to your students about copyright-free media, and share information about Creative Commons licensing.
- Search for images using Google’s Advanced Search, and select usage rights marked “labeled for reuse.”
- Encourage your students to be creative by using their own photos or videos to bring their project to life - make sure that they are aware they will be disqualified for using any media that they don’t own, even if they have permission.
How do you define a hazardous chemical?
Please see our Official Rules.
Once the Google Science Fair has ended, then what?
- Consider a community action activity based on the students’ projects. For instance, if a project focused on the reduction of CO2 emissions, students could consider planting trees in their community to offset the related effects.
- Keep using Google’s collaborative tools to leverage your projects and engage in global partnerships.
Still have questions for us?
Visit the Google Science Fair Help Forum.