6th Annual TSD Science FairRegistration this year will due by October 31, 2017 for elementary students. All students must agree to meet posted deadlines to participate in the fair. This year's fair will be held on January 20, 2018 at Thompson Valley High School.Elementary students may compete in Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Physical Sciences. Students will be judged in K-1, 2-3, or 4-5 grades. Some categories may be combined depending on the number of projects submitted.Categories for secondary projects include: Animal Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Space Sciences, Energy & Transportation, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Medicine & Health, Microbiology, Physics, and Plant Sciences. Students will compete in the general middle school category.
Important! All projects must complete the required paperwork prior to beginning an experiment. Elementary students should complete the Registration and Permission Form along with the Science Fair Research Plan. Deadlines to be met are listed on the plan. Middle school students should complete the Registration and Permission Form along with the Science Fair Research Plan, Approval Form, Checklist for Adult Sponsor, Student Checklist, and any other forms relevant to the student's project. All forms can be found below or on the Intel Forms Page. Forms are due to Carol Swalley at 800 S Taft Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 no later than October 31, 2017. Students will be notified of their project's acceptance no later than November 10, 2017.Questions? Contact Carol SwalleyRequired of all Participants:Elementary category descriptions can be found here.Required of Secondary Students only:
If a project includes hazardous materials, animals, or humans, please submit those forms after the Risk Assessment Form.
Abstract Form. Note - this file downloads as a Word file.If you are interested in starting a science fair in your school, below are links to documents to help you out:
- Human Participation Form and Informed Consent
- Sample Informed Consent Statement
- Vertebrate Animal Form (5A & 5B)
- Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form (6A)
- Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)
Science Fair Parent Letter– Send to parents to introduce them to the concept of the fair and inform them of the requirements. Includes a parent permission form.
Science Fair Participant Packet – Send to kids who elect to participate in the fair and have returned their permission form.
Research Plan- Sample research plan that helps students walk through the process, step by step.
Science Fair Student Knowledge Guide – Outlines basic requirements and what students should know at the different elementary grade levels.
Emcee Information – Things to remember to announce on the day of the fair.