RULES

The Science Fair is open to all Sandshore School students in grades K-5. All students are encouraged to submit an award-winning project that follows the “scientific method” that they have completed on their own.

Project Items:  Each project should include the following items:

·    A project display board that can stand by itself  (standard tri-fold board). The display boards can be purchased locally at Michael’s, Target, or Walmart.

·    Any necessary display equipment.

·    Student(s) prepared to give an oral presentation.

·    A completed summary sheet.

Student Work:  The participant’s name, grade and teacher’s name are to be placed on the             

                       front of the display board.

Ÿ  All work presented must be the student’s work

Ÿ  Parents can be guides. Adults can supervise the investigation, but not take part except in cases of safety.

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

Ÿ   HAVE FUN!!!!

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.

·    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, however, use a notebook containing such pictures to be used only during judging.

 

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