Science Fair Time Line and Overview

  • High School Science & Engineering Fair

    TENATIVE 2020-2021 Time Line

     Dates are subject to change and teacher may add additional check points.

    A student or pair of students will complete a Science Fair or Engineering project following the ISEF guidelines. Includes logbook, research paper, experiment, abstract, tri-board display, and ISEF forms.  This project involves selecting a high school level topic that MUST BE APPROVED. The topic should be one that will involve in-depth research and experimentation.  NOTE that this is a requirement for ALL honors science courses and some second year pathway classes.  

     

    July 1st (or sooner if possible)

    Students review INTEL rules and guidelines and the categories and subcategories.  

    Join the AAS Summer Science Fair google classroom to submit topic forms and receive feedback.  Class code:  6frkao5 

    July 6th (or sooner if able)

    First set of Topics Due:  TWO High School level topics submitted unless student is continuing project from previous year.  [NOTE continuation project topics MUST include Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form (7) AND previous abstract

    July 13th (or sooner if able)

    Second set of Topics Due:  TWO High School level topics submitted unless student is continuing project from previous year.  [NOTE continuation project topics MUST include Continuation/Research Progression Projects Form (7) AND previous abstract

     

    Return topic selection sheets to students.  Student modifies topic choice if they received recommendation from science teachers. If topics are NOT approved students must resubmit TWO topics by following Tuesday. 

    1 week after topic approved or by Aug 24th

    Submit initial required forms.  ALL projects need Form 1, Form 1A, Form 1B, Risk Assessment (Form 3).  Project that require county approval should submit these forms sooner than this date. .  Use forms wizard http://apps.societyforscience.org/isef/students/wizard/index.asp    

    2 weeks after topic approved or by Aug 31st  

    Submit Research Plan must be submitted within two weeks of topic approval.  The research plan MUST be reviewed by teacher prior to the start of experimentation.  Project that require county approval should submit these forms sooner than this date.

    Sep 2-4

    Projects which need ordering of materials need to meet with respective teachers.

    Sep 3

    ALL students SHOULD have approved topic

    Sep 3

    Annotated bibliography due.  Minimum 5 sources: no encyclopedias, 1-internet sources, 2-3 books, 2-3 journal articles (electronic or paper).

    Sep 8

    Projects requiring SRC/IRB approval MUST have forms, and research plan submitted

       This included projects that involve/use:  bacteria, vertebrate animals, human participants.

     Oct 6

     Log Book check [should have table of contents, background research, hypothsis, experimental design, annotated bibliography and the journal started.  Some projects may have data and data analysis

    Nov 2

    Project DUE [Display Board, Final Research Paper, Log Book, Abstract, Complete Paperwork].  NOTE:  Research Paper and Display board will count as assessment (test) grade and other items will go in the practice category.

    Nov 4-5

    Classroom Presentations

    Nov 11

    Projects selected for school fair announced in class.  Students continuing to school fair MUST sign up for AAS school fair remind.  Parents are encouraged to sign up as well. text @aas-sef to 81010

    Nov 16

    Students set up projects in school fair location [to be announced/posted later]

    Nov 17 & 18

    AAS School Fair

    Nov 19-20

    Students progressing onto the Henry County Regional Science and Engineering Fair MUST meet with assigned mentor for additional assistance in preparing for Regional Fair. (Students are responsible for scheduling time either during early release days, after school or before school)

    Thanksgiving Break

    Students make modification to project based on feedback from judges and mentor teacher.

    Dec 2

    Students progressing onto the Henry County Regional Science and Engineering Fair MUST have paper work completed and submitted to Mrs. Raines in room 214

    Dec 7-10

    Show modified project to mentor teacher prior to Regional Fair

    NOTE: Teachers may add additional due date for their specific classroom.  Dates in red will NOT change.

     

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