Photo of two students posing in front of their exhibit.Write an Abstract

Each student who completes a science fair project must write an abstract to be displayed with the project. An abstract gives the essence of the project in a brief but complete form — it should not exceed 250 words. Judges and the public should have a fairly accurate idea of the project after reading the abstract.

Before You Even Begin To Write
The ISEF web site explains how to write an abstract and gives a clear example. It is included in the ISEF Student Handbook
right arrow button Writing Your Abstract (ISEF web site)

GNOSEF Abstract Forms
Abstract forms are available by clicking the links below:
right arrow button Abstract Form— Junior Division (grades 6-8)
right arrow button Abstract Form— Senior Division (grades 9-12)  Note that the Senior Division abstract is the official ISEF abstract, which we will use at the GNOSEF.  PLEASE DO NOT SIGN YOUR NAME FOR USE AT THE GNOSEF. A signature and the certification seal will only be added for the two winners that go on to ISEF.    

Abstract Forms are in pdf format. These documents require Adobe® Acrobat* Reader, which is a free download from the Adobe® Web site. Click the image below to go there directly.
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Go to GNOSEF home page Information for Students Information for Teachers Information for Judges Information for Sponsors Go to University of New Orleans home page. Go to International Science and Engineering Fair home page. Go to Tulane University home page.