Science Fair Dates Science Bound Science Fair: Tuesday, January 24 District Science Fair: Thursday, February 16 th, 2012 State Science Fair: Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31, 2012 All local/building fairs should be held prior to February 1 st, 2012
Science Fair Project Criteria Any 6 th -8 th Grade DMPS student May work in pairs or individually Science Bound students are encouraged to enter Projects will be judged in 3 categories, Earth, Life and Physical Sciences Projects must have the required paperwork
Required Paperwork Adult Sponsor Checklist Student Checklist (1A) Approval Form (1B) Research Plan (please note a bibliography with 5 sources is required) Abstract *Forms 1A, 1B and the Adult Sponsor Checklist will be required for the district fair this year.
Supplemental Paperwork Qualified Scientist Form (required for projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, hazardous biological agents, and DEA-Controlled substances) Risk Assessment Form (required for any projects using hazardous chemicals, activities or devices) Human Participants Form & Voluntary Consent (required for any project involving human subjects, including surveys) Vertebrate Animal Form A or B (required for all projects involving vertebrate animals)
Science Fair Display Boards and Funding If you need additional display boards for your building, please email Kim with the number needed by October 14. Please reuse old display boards by covering them with paper or fabric if they are still in good shape. You may use building science department budget to cover costs associated with your building fair.
Additional Items We will continue to use the state approved judging form for the district fair (a committee will be formed to look at a more detailed approach) A district bus will be provided to the state fair again this year, and teacher subs will be paid for by district funds Consult the State of Iowa Science Fair website for details regarding photographs and other display criteria http://www.sciencefairofiowa.org http://www.sciencefairofiowa.org