• Helpful Logbook Tips

    1. All projects will be submitted electronically.
    2. No display boards will be accepted.
    3. Scan your logbook pages and upload as a pdf, OR
    4. If you have typed it, upload the Word document, OR
    5. You can take pictures of the pages, email to yourself, save to your desktop and drag and drop into a Word document. Then upload the word document.
    6. Include the pre-approved  Research and Safety Plan you completed as part of your logbook.
    7. Include the Safety Form signed by both student and parent as part of your logbook.
    8. Include the Quad Chart (new this year)
    9. Include a minimum of three cited works or sources for your bibliography (new this year)

    Be sure to keep a detailed, day-by-day record of your work on your project.  Your logbook upload should not exceed ten pages and 100 mb.  The logbook combined with your PowerPoint project cannot exceed 20 pages.

    NEW THIS YEAR:  Each project is required to have at least three sources or works cited in their bibliography.  No specific format is required.  Students may use their teacher as one of their three sources.  Grade K through 2 students may also use a parent, guardian or caregiver as one of their sources.

    SPECIAL NOTE:  Keynote and Pages will not be accepted.  This is due to the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair accepting only Word and PowerPoint or PDF’s.  Click here if you need how-to instructions to convert Pages into Word and Keynote into PowerPoint.

    If you have photographs in your logbook or on your display, it is necessary that any individuals cannot be identified. Students often take photographs of just their hands performing the work, in order to ensure that no faces are visible. Students may also opt to put a round sticker or label over the face in a photo to block the identity.

    YOU MUST: 

    1. Include the pre-approved Research and Safety Plan with your logbook. It may be scanned, or you may take a picture of your signed Research and Safety Plan and upload with your logbook.
    2. Include the parent-signed Safety Form in your logbook. It may be scanned, or you may take a picture of your signed Safety Form and upload with your logbook.
    3. Include the Quad Chart.  This may be uploaded as an image or as a PDF.


    1. Make sure to write a statement of your problem and your hypothesis.
    2. Carefully hand write or type (i.e., Word document or scan and upload). Identify any mistakes by drawing lines through them, BUT NOT ERASING THEM. In this way, the reader can see where you changed your mind, or made a new discovery. If typing, type in a description of the differences (changes or new discoveries).
    3. Include the results of your trials if you are doing an experiment.  Be detailed!
    4. Include your thoughts and observations as your research continues.
    5. Include explanations of what you believe your results mean or how you interpreted them.
    6. Include information that you found at the library, on the internet, or from magazines, etc., that relate to your research.  Include the titles, authors, date of publication, and pages you read or gathered information from.  (A minimum of three sources is required)
    7. Review the Kirkwood scoring rubric.  Make sure that you have all the components for a blue-ribbon project

    QUALIFIERS FOR Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair:

    We will provide students eligible for advancement with information to register online with the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair.  Their website will provide you with complete details for participating in their event. 

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
Last Modified on October 31, 2022