Rules & Guidelines

Here are some rules and guidelines to help you create your science fair project or invention.

Institutional Review Board

Elementary and middle schools that have students who are using animals or humans in their science fair projects or inventions must form an IRB to review these projects before students begin research. See the guidelines for the IRB. Please email and request the IRB form.

Use of Petri Dishes

Using Petri dishes or cell culture dishes can be dangerous and harmful to participants and those around them if not handled in the correct manner or supervised by a qualified individual. Projects that involve the use of Petri dishes will NOT be allowed at the Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair unless a medical doctor or another adult with a Ph.D. in the sciences supervises the student and his or her project.

If you would like any of the following information, please email

  • Guide to Scientific Method
  • Student Guidelines for Completing a Science Fair Project or Invention
  • Science Fair or Invention Project Display Guidelines and Rules
  • What Judges are Looking for in a Science Fair Project or Invention
  • Science Fair and Invention Project Guidelines for Teachers and Science Fair Coordinators


Shane Bevell
Science Fair Director

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Box 454001
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4001

Campus Location: MPE 136
Phone: 702-895-2079
Fax: 702-895-4159