Fluor Science Fair Teachers Workshop Aug 9
Teacher Awards 2013
Cisco Teacher Awards Fluor First Awards
One-page Summaries (from the previous fair):
Science Fair Rules:
All projects need Forms 1 , 1A and Research Plan , 1B before experimentation begins. ISEF paperwork consists of these forms, the Abstract (completed after finishing the project) and any additional forms particular to the project.
The forms Wizard helps you decide which, if any, additional forms are needed for the project.
The ISEF document library contains all the forms, rules, guidelines.
- Complete Rules & Guidelines are at the ISEF website.
The top sources of disqualification are:
- Human subject experiments require approval by an IRB (Institutional Review Board) before the experiment begins.
- An IRB should be formed at your school. Risk assement guidelines.
- Vertibrate animal & hazardous biological experiments require approval by the regional SRC (Scientific Review Committee) before the experiment begins.
- Use this SRC guide to determine if approval is needed; if so, mail/email copies of all forms to your ISD representative, else DRSEF
Hazardous chemicals, activities or devices and microorganisms exempt from pre-approval
- Science Project Ideas for Kids
- Super Science Fair Projects
- Archimedes Initiative
- Related of Interest:
SSP Fellows Program
Visioneering at SMU's Lyle Engineering School
I-SWEEEP 3E Sustainable Future Challenge for middle school.
Broadcom Masters for middle school
I have attended many science fairs in my teaching career - on a Regional, State, and International Level and the Dallas Regional Fair is among the very best. It is not only the quality of the projects but the care, concern, and fairness of those that run the contest that make it so special. Whether it is your reminder e-mails or Shirley's friendly voice on the phone, the harried and stressed teachers who are helping these students on their own time and outside of class, feel that they will be treated with courtesy, respect, and sometimes if needed, mercy. I know that this encourages teachers to continue to work with students so that their projects are able to be entered. Many projects at the State level are well below the quality that are at the DRSEF and even some projects at the International Level would not stand up to your standards. Sr. Cecilia Sehr - Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas