Elementary Fair (Grades 3 – 5)

Schedule and Deadlines

Separate fair events for Junior division across the state

  • Science Center of Iowa – Des Moines – February
  • Sanford Museum – Cherokee – February 20th
  • The Children’s Museum – Coralville – February 24th


  • Judging interviews
    • All students will have interviews at their display board.
    • Students will be assigned to a pod for judging, ~1 hour.
  • When students are not being judged, they are able to participate in other activities (make and take, exploring the museum and more)

Materials for Judging

Templates for all can be found on the Templates webpage and the registration site

  • With Registration / Before Start of Experimentation (submitted via the online registration portal)
    • JSSTFI E-Z Forms
      • Forms only required for projects that use Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Tissue Studies or Bacteria / Cultures
      • JSSTFI E-Z Forms are available in the online registration portal, used instead of the ISEF SRC forms.
  • By January 15 at 11:59 PM EST (submitted via the online registration portal)
      • Last day to register.
  • Bring to Fair
    • Display Board
      • Display Board Guidelines
    • Logbook / Research Notebook (optional)