How will you change the world?
Use your passion, skills and STEM to help solve some of the biggest global challenges.
These steps help transform your question or idea into a project.
Initiate & Plan
Start with what you are passionate about and what you’re good at
Perform & Record
Try out your idea and see what happens
Analyze & Interpret
Think about what happened, and why
Exhibit & Experience
Share your STEM project story
Explore the challenges
Check these out to see which one inspires you!
Check out what students like you have done – find ideas and inspiration!
Share your project by participating in a science fair.
Find your local fair and learn how to participate!
Top projects from regional fairs go to the weeklong Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Your STEM project could take you around the world!
Wiggle it, Just a Little Bit
Skylin and Deshawn recognized that the science and art of backyard composting is mostly forgotten today. With wiggling worms, soil, and canola seeds, they explored the role composting can play in enriching the soil – right in our own backyards.Read the full story
Rake Wrack Risk
Islay passion for volunteering with her local beach group The Plover Lovers led her to study an endangered shorebird called the Piping Plover. She discovered that Sauble Beach can help create an environment to prevent their extinction by not raking natural debris from the beach.Read the full story
Stop Being Bullied
Concerned by bullying in school, Om developed a web application to assist with reporting bullying in schools. It allows for incident tracking and supports teachers in addressing situations and monitoring trends.Read the full story
Growing up on a poultry farm, Mac saw a need for better options for containers used to ship day old chicks. When ordering chicks, she saw that they would often arrive cold, underweight or injured. So, she addressed the problem by designing a new shipping container for chicks that would improve shipping conditions by lowing injury and mortality rates.Read the full story
“As a Grade 13 student, I participated in the City Science Fair in Toronto and then went on to represent my region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. It was an experience that would ultimately define my life.”
“Science fairs were a life-changing experience that really made me realize, if I set my mind to something, anything is possible. It was an exciting moment as a 15-year-old.”
“My success as an award winning scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur can be directly traced back to my science fair days…these experiences fueled and shaped my intellectual curiosity.”
Fueling the curiosity of Canadian youth through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects.
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|We thank the Trottier Family Foundation for their dedication to Youth Science Canada’s mission.||We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).|