District Science Day (District 12)(DSD)
2014 Science Fair Date is Set For March 15, 2014!
For detailed information specifically on the 2014 activities, click
2014 Fair Information
How to Participate
Local Science Fair Directors, or TAG Directors:
photo-copies of required forms for all your students or teach them to
download or print them from our website and the ISEF (International
Science and Engineering Fair) website. Do not use previous years' entry forms and ISEF forms.
Students in Grades 5 through 12 who officially live in our District:
If you want to do scientific or engineering research, ask your
teachers, parents, or local professionals to help you and follow the
"Five Simple Steps to Start Your Research Project" on the 2014 Fair
Information page. Read the 2014 Fair Information and follow the 2014
rules and suggestions of the DSD and the 2014 International Rules. You
can download or print the forms from our web site and the ISEF
website or from your teachers if they are on our mailing list.
- If your school has a local science fair in our District two or more
weeks before our DSD and some of your fellow students will participate
in our DSD, you can request forms and rules through your teacher and
enter your project to your school science fair. At some schools, the
science fair may be part of their academic fairs. Only projects
receiving a superior rating at the local school science fair will be
sent by your school to our DSD.
- For schools (including public
schools, private schools, home schools, and virtual schools) that do
not have a local science fair in our district two or more weeks before
our DSD, you may still enter your project at our District Science Day
if you follow our rules and have a well planned and carried out
project. The only difference is that you must include a complete copy
of your research report in your entry application package. We are
required to prejudge the research reports of all entries that have not
been judged as a "superior" project in a local school science fair in
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the
Director at the address given below, by e-mail, letter, or fax. Be sure
to include the names of your school and your teacher, and your grade,
as well as your own address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax
Resources - Getting Started
There are lots of resources on the web regarding science fairs and
science fair projects. We'd be interested in hearing what resources
you have found useful in the past. We were just made aware of a
new site which discusses why kids might want to do a science fair
project. The Archimedes
Initiative web site has a large collection of thematic video content involving participants
in competitive science fairs. Check it out. It could be a really
good resource to show students what it's like to develop and present
- Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch
Department of Geological Sciences
316 Clippinger Laboratories
Athens, OH 45701-2979
- To encourage students to learn to do scientific research, to
appreciate the importance and potential of research, and to use
research as a more effective way of learning science.
- District Science Day (DSD) is affiliated with the Ohio Academy of Science. Students in grades 5 to 12 who wish to participate in the State Science Day (SSD)
of the Ohio Academy of Science must receive a Superior rating at an
affiliated District Science Day of the same year. A full listing of
districts and district dates can be downloaded.
Mark Lucas modified this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/scifair/index.htm) on Sept 6, 2014.
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