• Quad Chart (step 5)

    A Quad Chart is a single page divided into four quadrants providing a high-level summary of the project.  The Quad chart summarizes your project in a single page for a quick overview of your project and will be viewable online by judges, other students, and members of the science community. This representation of your project is intended to be only a summary and to be visual in nature.  Any text or photos used in your presentation or logbook may also be used in your Quad chart.  It is not necessary or expected for students to create entirely new content for the Quad Chart.  The Quad Chart is not required to be created on a computer.  You may create your Quad Chart on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper and scan it into the computer to upload.

    1. You must use a page size no larger than 8-1/2" x 11".  
    2. The page should be created in landscape mode.
    3. The page will be uploaded as an image or PDF to the website during the project upload.
    4. The page background color should be a light color and the text color predominantly dark to support readability.
    5. A font size of 14 pt. and larger is encouraged for readability.  Exception:  You may use a smaller font size, down to 10 pt. for figure captions or photo credits.
    6. Text should be in a list or bulleted form and as brief as possible.  This chart is intended as a high-level summary that can be read at a glance.
    7. All four quadrants of your Quad Chart should each be the same size with a single border line delimiting each, as in the example below.
    8. The Title section should only be tall enough to include your project title and sequence number.  The project title should be at the largest header size of the document for easy identification of the project.
    9. The Quad Chart should include all appropriate photo credits, should not include a bibliography, references or acknowledgments and must adhere to all fair rules.
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Last Modified on January 18, 2023