Science and Engineering Fair

Battlefield Science and Engineering Fair Coordinator Contact Information:       
Mrs. Bollinger [email protected]

Battlefield Science and Engineering Teacher Sponsor Contact Information:       
Mr. Thompson [email protected]


BHS will again offer the option for virtual participation

in a school-based science fair for SY 2021-2022.


There will be an informational meeting held via Zoom on Monday, 12/6 at 3:00pm.

Interested students are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the specific requirements and restrictions that apply to this year's projects.

Zoom Info:

Topic: BHS Virtual Science & Engineering Fair 2021 Informational Meeting

Time: Dec 6, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 851 9586 5081

Passcode: science


Please note the following important information:

  • All project topics and procedures must be approved by the Science Fair Coordinator, Mrs. Bollinger, and the teacher sponsor, Mr. Thompson, BEFORE you begin your experimentation. You must receive explicit approval by email or your project will not be accepted for evaluation or progression to the regional fair.
  • No teachers will be able to meet in-person with students to facilitate or supervise projects. All projects must be done at home, under parent/guardian supervision.

  • The following will not be approved this year (we are happy to work with you to find a safe project!)

    • Projects requiring a qualified scientist or any BSL laboratory setting (except in certain circumstances where the student may already be affiliated with a scientist).

    • Projects requiring the use of school lab space/equipment.

    • Use of any potentially hazardous biological agents (Form 6A), microorganisms requiring review board approval, or culturing of organisms of unknown origin. Students may not culture microorganisms at home, and the school setting is not available to support these projects.

    • Use of vertebrate animals or tissues (unless Form 5B applies, with special approval).

    • Use of any chemical, material, or product that is deemed hazardous upon review by the BHS Science Dept.

    • Use of human participants in most cases (Surveys and questionnaires determined by the BHS Science Dept to involve perception, cognition, or game theory and do not involve gathering personal data are allowable).

    • Any project that presents risks deemed unacceptable for student in a home environment, as determined by the BHS Science Dept. All projects still require sponsorship of a BHS teacher.


If you are interested in learning more about how to participate in the virtual fair this year, please send information about your desired topic to both Mrs. Bollinger and Mr. Thompson at [email protected] and [email protected]

The final deadline for project approval is no later than 12/10.
All projects must be registered in Scienteer by 12/17.



Battlefield Science and Engineering Fair (BSEF) is affiliated with the Prince William - Manassas Regional competition and Virginia/International Science and Engineering Fair(VSEF/ISEF).

Prince William - Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair Website

ISEF - International Science and Engineering Fair Homepage