The school I will be teaching at next school year is wanting to rejuvenate their Chemistry program including doing labs (labs haven't been done in several years) and requiring a science fair project to be done in the Chemistry course. Most of the work will be done at home and each semester (we are on a block schedule) the projects will be brought in for a grade. In late Feb. or early March we will host the county science fair and then winners can choose to participate in the regional science fair. I have a couple of questions about this though.. Should I offer to store winners (from my Chem course) projects in my lab's storage room if they want to participate in the regional science fair? Also, how much should this project count toward the student's final grade? I was thinking 10%, but I am not sure if that is enough.