District Science Day (District 12)(DSD)
The 2017 Science Fair Date is Set For March 18, 2017!
How to Participate
Local Science Fair Directors, or TAG Directors:
photo-copies of required forms for all your students or teach
download or print them from our website and the ISEF
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
"Five Simple Steps to Start Your Research Project" on the 2017
Information page. Read the 2017 Fair Information and follow
rules and suggestions of the DSD and the 2017 International
can download or print the forms from our web site and the
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
in our DSD, you can request forms and rules through your
enter your project to your school science fair. At some
science fair may be part of their academic fairs. Only
receiving a superior rating at the local school science fair
sent by your school to our DSD.
- For schools (including public
schools, private schools, home schools, and virtual schools)
not have a local science fair in our district two or more
our DSD, you may still enter your project at our District
if you follow our rules and have a well planned and carried
project. The only difference is that you must include a
of your research report in your entry application package.
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
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
as well as your own address, e-mail address, phone number, and
Resources - Getting Started
There are lots of resources on the web regarding science fairs
science fair projects. We'd be interested in hearing what
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
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
- Dr. Natalie Kruse
Voinivich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ridges Building #22 119
- Ohio University
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
affiliated District Science Day of the same year. A map of the
districts in Ohio is available here.
Mark Lucas modified this file
(http://www.ohiou.edu/scifair/index.htm) on Sept 12, 2016.
Please E-mail any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.