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Science Fair Categories:

  1. BotanyStudy of plant life--agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant pathology, plant genetics, hydroponics, algae, etc.
  2. Environmental Science: Study of pollution (air, water, and land) sources and their control; ecology
  3. Engineering/Computer ScienceEngineering:

    Technology- projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing   and practical uses--civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical,   photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and refrigerating, transportation,  environmental engineering, etc.

    Computer – Study and development of computer software and hardware and associated logical devices

  4. Physical/Mathematics Earth and Space Science: Geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, speleology, seismology, geography, etc.

    Mathematics - Development of formal logical systems or various numerical and algebraic computations, and the application of these principles--calculus, geometry, abstract algebra, number theory, statistics, complex analysis, probability.  
    Medicine and Health - Study of diseases and health of humans and animals--dentistry, pharmacology,  pathology, ophthalmology, nutrition, sanitation, pediatrics, dermatology, allergies, speech and hearing, etc. 
    Microbiology - Biology of microorganisms--bacteriology, virology, protozoology, fungi, bacteria genetics, yeast, etc.
    Physics - Theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on  matter--solid state, optics, acoustics, particle, nuclear, atomic, plasma, superconductivity, fluid and gas dynamics, thermodynamics, semiconductors,  magnetism, quantum mechanics, biophysics, etc. 
    Chemistry - Study of nature and composition of matter and lawsgoverning it­physical, chemistry, organic chemistry (other than biochemistry), inorganic chemistry,   materials, plastics, fuels, pesticides, metallurgy, soil chemistry, etc.
    Biochemistry – Chemistry of life processes-molecular biology, molecular genetics, enzymes, photosynthesis, blood chemistry, protein chemistry, food chemistry, hormones, etc.

  5. Behavioral and Social ScienceHuman and animal behavior, social and community relationships-psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, ethology, opinion surveys, educational testing, etc.
    Gerontology – Study of the aging in living organisms
  6. Zoology: Study of animals--animal genetics, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology,  entomology, animal ecology, paleontology, cellular physiology, circadian  rhythms, animal husbandry, cytology, histology, animal physiology,   invertebrate neurophysiology, studies of invertebrates, etc
  7. Team Projects: 
    Study conducted by two or three students in any discipline.
  8. Class Project: Class projects compete in a separate “class” category against all other class projects.  A class project cannot be converted to an individual project or vice-versa