Fifth Annual MHA Science Fair

Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

New Brighton Community Center

400 10th St NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Please register by: Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance

MHA’s Science Fair Goals

  • To support teaching science to homeschooled kids
  • To provide a forum for homeschooled kids to share and present the results of their work

The Basics

There are 3 ways to participate in the MHA Science Fair:

  1. Conduct an experiment, using the scientific method, and share your method and results.
  2. Research a scientific topic of interest and present what you have learned.
  3. Engineering competition at the fair (NO pre-registration). This activity will be done at the fair by anyone interested. More information will be posted closer to the event.


Judging for 4th-12th grade is optional but available for experimental and research projects.

K-3rd grades (and 4th-12th grade students who opt out of judging) will have the opportunity to talk to the judges about their projects and will each receive a participant ribbon.

Target grade level: The fair is open to homeschoolers in K–12th grades, with judging available for 4th-12th grades.

Cost per project: $12. The registration fee is applied per project. Students are welcome to work in teams and should register together for a single project.

Early bird discount: Register by Jan. 1 to take advantage of the discounted price of $10.

Registration: Registration online at

Each entry will require:

  1. pre-registration
  2. a project display
  3. for 4th–6th grades: a written summary*
    for 7th-12th grades: a written report*
    submitted at least 1 week prior to the fair
  4. for 4th-12th grades: a brief oral presentation for the judge*

More details about how to meet these requirements are in the Science Fair Handbook (PDF). Both new and experienced science fair participants are urged to read the handbook as it has been revised this year!

* 4th-12th grade students who opt out of judging do not need to prepare a written summary or oral presentation.

Those interested in attending a Regional Science Fair should register for that simultaneously. There is no advancement process from MHA to regional fairs. The MHA Science Fair is akin to a school-wide science fair. The regional science fairs are much bigger, with winners advancing to the State Science & Engineering Fair. In Minnesota Regional and State Science & Engineering Fairs are run by the Minnesota Academy of Science.


The New Brighton Community Center is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of I-694 and I-35W.

From South:
I-35W north to County Rd E2
West (left) on County Rd E2 to 5th Ave NW
North (right) on 5th Ave NW (which turns into Old Hwy 8 NW) to 10th St. NW (second stop light)
Turn right and then left into parking lot

From North:
I-35W south to Hwy 96
West (right) on Hwy 96 to Old Hwy 8 NW
South (left) on Old Hwy 8 to 10th St NW
Turn left at stop light and then left into parking lot

From West:
I-694 east to Long Lake Rd.
At the top of the exit go south (right) onto 10th St NW
Go straight through 2 stoplights
Turn left into parking lot

From East:
I-694 west to Long Lake Rd
South (left) onto Long Lake Rd, which becomes 10th St NW
Go straight through 2 stoplights
Turn left into parking lot


Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Homeschoolers' Alliance (MHA) for the most current information.