Teachers with Students Doing Summer Research Projects
If any of your students, grades 6-11, anticipate doing Science Fair research projects THIS SUMMER, please read carefully. If the projects involve human subjects, tissues, vertebrate animals or hazardous chemicals, devices and procedures, please submit the appropriate Certification Forms, BY EMAIL to Dean Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) between now and June 7th, 2013. At the bottom of this webpage are the revised Certification Form documents and “Request for Approval” for both Junior and Senior divisions. Please note that ISEF has not posted the 2014 Sr. Division Certification forms yet, so we will continue to use the 2013 paperwork until the new ones become available in the Fall. The vital documents are marked as “new” following their name.
The Sr. Division ISEF forms are “Interactive PDFs”- information can be typed directly into the forms. Once students complete the forms, please SCAN the completed paperwork, using the “Student Name” to name the electronic file. Then email them to Dean Gilbert, along with the cover sheet “Request for Approval.”
The Science Review Committee (SRC) for the Los Angeles County Science Fair will no longer accept papers or faxes when submitting Certification Forms for approval. If you have technical difficulty with scanning and saving electronic files, please email Dean Gilbert and he will provide assistance.
The Fair is moving to a “paperless” system to expedite the processing of the hundreds of Certification Forms submitted each year. Electronic submission will make it far easier for our SRC Members to review, comment and approve or disapprove submissions and do our part for the environment.
Site Coordinator Student Project Approval Directions Video
Please read the similar Site Coordinator Registration Directions below before viewing.
Read the video directions carefully and watch the video before attempting to register!
Directions for the Step-by-Step Online Registration Process video below:
For BEST quality, once you click on the “play” arrow, hover your mouse pointer over the “gear” icon that will pop up on the lower right of the screen (it will say”change quality”) and select the highest quality (720p HD.) You can then reduce the size of the Registration Page window on your computer screen and open a second window for the School/Site Coordinator Online Registration Site link below. By having both screens open, side-by-side, you can follow along with the video directions, pause the video and perform the needed actions at the Registration Site itself.
If prefer, you can view the directions directly through YouTube by clicking on the YouTube button on the lower right of the video screen (like you did to change the quality.) You can then use a second computer or tablet to do the actual registering while you watch the directions on the first device…. Remember, you have to wait up to 72 hours to receive your computer-generated password before completing your registration. SAVE THE PASSWORD – it cannot be changed.
CLICK BELOW ↓ to enter the
STUDENT Online registration Instructions
Online Registration Site (select “student” when prompted)
Please have the downloadable Scratch Sheet read and printed out before you watch the video below and register.
For BEST quality, once you click on the “play” arrow, hover your mouse pointer over the “gear” icon that will pop up on the lower right of the screen (it will say ”change quality”) and select the highest quality (720p HD.) For the best viewing of details, click the “Full Screen” frame on the extreme lower right corner of the video box.
Remember, you have to wait up to 72 hours to receive your computer-generated password before completing your registration. SAVE THE PASSWORD – it cannot be changed.
New Documents for the 2013 Science Fair
Below are the rules, regulations and revised Certification Forms for projects involving human subjects, tissues, cell lines, vertebrate animals and/or hazardous chemicals/research procedures for the 2013 Los Angeles County Science Fair.
Remember, ANY project involving human subjects, tissues, cell lines, vertebrate animals, and/or hazardous chemicals and research procedures MUST HAVE PRE-APPROVAL FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR SCIENCE REVIEW COMMITTEE (SRC) BEFORE STUDENT RESEARCH CAN BEGIN. There are two opportunities left for students to submit proposals for approval:
- Fall submission- Deadline is Friday, October 5, 2012 (for students that plan to begin research after school begins in fall)
- Winter submission- Deadline is Friday, December 7, 2012 (for students that plan to begin research during winter break)
“REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF STUDENT RESEARCH PLAN” which must be submitted with your group of student research plans and is downloadable below.
Any questions, please contact Dean Gilbert, 562-233-2061; email@example.com
Registration Information to help students
Download 2013 Site Coordinator’s Check List (keep all year)
Please have each student or team fill out the downloadable “Scratch Sheet 2013″ (coming soon) and check for accuracy prior to registering on-line. For Team Project submittals, designate a Team Captain who will be responsible for online registration (only the Team Captain registers for his/her team online).
Note: please understand that this scratch sheet is not on-line registration or a substitute for on-line registration—it is simply a means of proof reading student answers.
Science Fair Check-in, Step-by-step
(Change video setting to “480p” at bottom right of screen for best viewing)
“Coordinating a Science Fair” from DiscoveryOnline Science Fair Central
- 2013 Important Dates & Deadlines
- 2013 Science Fair Bulletin
- Student Science Fair handbook
- 2013 Site Coordinator’s Check List
- School Participation Fee download - early bird discount!
- Pre-Approval for Projects PPT
- 2013-2014 Rules & Regs for Certification (new)
- 2014 Certification forms 601-068-Jr Division (new)
- 2013 Continuation (Multi-year) Projects – Jr Division
- 2013 ISEF Certification & Continuation Forms-temp (new)
- 2013-14 Request for Approval for Student Research Plan form (new)
- 2013 Screening Check-off Sheet