Teachers

Science Fair Form – Elementary & Junior Division

2017 form

Elementary & Junior Division students need to fill out and return a registration form to their teachers. To make it easy, we've updated this form so you can fill it out & sign using your PDF reader.

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Other Resources

Below are the resources we mentioned or used in our teacher training sessions.

Attention: Teachers With Senior Division Students

ALL 9th through 12th grade students need to fill out and submit ISEF forms in order to advance to SLVSEF. If you have science fair students in grades 9-12 who are planning on participating in SLVSEF, you should direct them to isef.slvsef.org and have them create an account so they can get this process underway.

Once they are logged into the site, they'll answer a few questions about their project to determine which ISEF forms are required. From there, they can download blank forms, fill them out and then upload them for approval.

Other Teacher Resources

Here are a few other documents that will make your science fair life a little easier.

Senior Division Students

As an affiliate to the Intel ISEF, we are required to document that all of our students are abiding by the rules established for pre-college researchers. The documentation is handled through a variety of science fair forms. As part of those rules, all students in grades 9-12 are required to fill out ISEF project forms.

To help with that process, we created a special website where students can find out and download the forms they need, fill them out and upload them. We then review each form and work with the student to correct any mistakes or fix any omissions. To get started with that process, have your student(s) visit this site and create an account.

ISEF Paperwork Website

ISEF Rules & Guidelines

International Rules & Guidelines (English)

Why Participate in Science Fairs?

"Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills. Students should be active learners. It is not enough for students to read about science; they must do science. They should observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report, and evaluate findings. The students, as scientists, should have hands-on, active experiences throughout the instruction of the science curriculum."

—Utah Science Core Curriculum Introduction

Teacher Workshop Documents

How to select

How to Select a Science Fair Project—Student Assignment Sheets

Tips and a worksheet for selecting an interesting science fair project.

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Quick guide to abstracts

A Quick Guide To Abstracts

Writing a great project abstract is one of the most important things about your project—here's a quick guide on getting it right.

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Display board tips

Display Board Tips

A few tips about your display board.

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Common projects

Projects Often Done by Students

A list of common projects to (please) avoid. Be unique!

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Rubric

SLVSEF Judging Rubric

A scoring sheet for SLVSEF projects.

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Judge spreadsheet

Blank Judging Spreadsheet

A blank scoring spreadsheet for use in school & district fairs.

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Ci projects

Understanding, Grading, and Judging Computer Science Projects

Specific information on how to judge CS projects.

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Science fair basics

Science Fair Basics

An overview of Demonstrations vs. Experiments, The Scientific Method, Engineering Design Process and Grading & Judging.

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Statistics

Statistics for Science Fair Presentation

Slides from the Statistics for Science Fair, Some Basics presentation.

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Statistics cheat sheet

Statistics for Science Fair Cheat Sheet

A good overview of statistics use in science.

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Advanced projects

Getting Projects to the Next Level Presentation

A helpful document for teachers to help their students create the best project they can.

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Intel expectations

Expectations for Intel ISEF Candidates

What judges will look for when deciding if a project is ISEF-worthy.

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Additional Teacher Resources

A link-dump of a few valuable resources & websites.