Science Fair

2019

Display Board & Rules

The display unit forms the background for the project. A project display board should stand by itself (standard tri-fold board). Display boards may be purchased locally at Michael’s, Target, or Walmart. Display boards should be built of sturdy materials to provide a structure for a vertical display of graphs, charts, photographs, and other printed information. Your display board must include the title of the project, the name of the student(s), as well as any essential information about the project you want to provide. Below is an example display board layout.


Rules:

**NO MORE THAN TWO STUDENTS PER TEAM AND MUST BE OF THE SAME GRADE LEVEL.

*No electricity will be provided the day of the fair.

*Using and iPad/laptop is permitted but only as extra support for pictures/video/graphs of ORIGINAL WORK. Your project will not be scored on that.

***NO Parents will be permitted to stay in the gym while judging takes place. The student should be able to explain their project on their own***


Student Work:  The participant’s name, grade and teacher’s name are to be placed on the front of the display board.

*All work presented must be the student’s work.

*Adults can supervise the investigation, but not take part except in cases of safety.

*Parents should not participate in the preparation or presentation, except to help with materials and act as an audience for practice.

**pROJECT MUST BE AN EXPERIMENT, NOT A DEMONSTRATION. USE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD**

Prohibited Items:  Anything potentially dangerous to the participant and/or the public is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:

*No flames or combustible materials. No sharp items such as needles or syringes.

*Living organisms or plants may be allowed ONLY by approval of the Science Fair Committee.

*Projects with moving parts MUST be shielded and safe to the observer and participant.

*No items will be allowed that can spill or spray, or cause damage to your or another person’s project, furniture, table or room.

*Foods or other materials that produce an undesirable odor or are messy in nature are not allowed.

*No live or preserved animals or animal or human parts except those that are dried and in a sealed container (teeth, hair, dried animal bones, etc.)

*No poisons, drugs, controlled substances, toxic or hazardous substances or devices may be used.

Experiment limitations:

*No cruel or inhumane experimentation will be permitted and animal studies may not include harmful substances.

*While you may use charts, graphs and photos, do not include pictures of surgical procedures, dissections or autopsies in your presentation.  You may use a notebook containing such pictures to be used only during judging.


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Lauren Fitzgerald,
Jan 21, 2019, 7:17 AM