Science Fair


Determine what forms you will need for your project:

Rules Wizard

All Science Fair Forms:

SSEF Abstract Form – 2020

Science Fair Forms

Confused by the forms? The links below offer some clarification:

Forms Summary

Detailed Forms summary

Second Detailed Forms Summary

Power Point for Forms 1, 1A, 1B

All ISEF Rules:

ISEF Rules and Guidelines Link

Most Common Reasons for Projects to Fail to Qualify

Research Plan

Detailed Research Plan Instructions

Sample research plan

Research Plan Instructions for Projects Requiring SRC or IRB Approval:

Human Subjects Research Plan

Vertebrate Animals Research Plan

Microorganisms and Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Research Plan

BSL-1safety checklist

Use of Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, or Devices Research Plan

Engineering Projects Research Plan

Abstract Links:

SSEF Abstract Form 2020



Backboard handout

Binder handout
Advanced Levels of Competition:

St. Johns County Science Fair

State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida

Landrum Middle School Science Fair 2020

What do I need to do to participate in the Science Fair?

  1. Come up with a project idea.
  2. Fill out the Student Interest Form
  3. Attend Science Fair checkpoint meetings online through Schoology, Tuesdays at 2:30.
  4. Complete background research and develop a research plan.
  5. Complete all required paperwork and get project approval.
  6. Conduct experiment, create presentation, and compete in the Science Fair. (Early January)
Tentative Date Topic Tasks to complete by next Tuesday
Tuesday Oct. 20th
  • First contact: Discuss project requirements
  • Discuss topics
  • Project Journal

Miss this meeting?  View these slides!

Week 1 Checkpoints ’20

  • Begin Project Journal, bring next week
Tuesday Oct. 27th 
  • Discuss background research and bibliography
  • Rules wizard

Miss this meeting? View these slides!

Week 2 Checkpoints

  • Create bibliography with minimum of 5 sources
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd   

  1. Outline Research Plan Requirements
  2. Answer questions about form
  3. Discuss how to submit paperwork Miss this meeting?  View these slides.  Week 3 Checkpoints
  • Visit rules wizard and determine forms needed
  • Complete research plan
  • Complete paperwork
Tuesday, Nov. 10th 
  1. Review research plan
  2. Troubleshoot paperwork issues
  3. General Help
  • Revise forms and research plan as needed
Tuesday, Nov. 17th
  2. General Help
  • Revise forms and research plan as needed
Tuesday Dec. 1st
  1. Paperwork revisions
  2. General help
  • Revise forms and research plan as needed
Presentation advice Project Template
First week Jan. Project Due – Date TBD  
First week Jan.
SCIENCE FAIR! Date TBD Presentations will created digitally.  Judging will be completed virtually.   
January 13 Deadline for submitting paperwork for County Fair  
February 9 St. Johns County Science Fair  
End of March Florida State Science and Engineering Fair 


Links related to your final project:

Participant Instructions for the Day of the Fair

Backboard requirements

Binder requirements

SSEF Abstract Form 2020


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