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Independent Students

Are you an independent or home school student, or a student whose school is not participating in State Science Day but you would like to? 

You are invited to compete with other students to develop your own research project and possibly win awards and scholarships. Students can use all of the resources available to schools and teachers to develop their project, write their report, and submit their work directly to the District Science Day.

Students can develop 3 types of projects:

  • Scientific Projects are projects that 1) develop a hypothesis, 2) test the hypothesis, 3) collect data, and then 4) determine whether the data support the hypothesis or not.
  • Engineering Design Projects are projects which address a clear, focused engineering design problem or need; where criteria for success are identified; preliminary designs prepared; a prototype is created and tested with results clearly communicated.
  • Meta-Analysis Research Projects, or more precisely, “Statistical Meta-analyses”, are projects which collect, process, or produce statistical data from multiple publicly available scientific studies or data reports, combining and/or using the information to explore a relationship that had not previously been explored, or to evaluate the combined data in a broader scope.

    Meta-analysis projects require a well documented lab journal with background and research notes, source data and graphs; and a research report including relevant background, research question and hypothesis and how it relates to the background; discussion of experimental design and procedures used by source researchers; data analysis and interpretation, conclusion and bibliography.  Meta-analysis projects do NOT require the researcher to perform first-hand physical experiments.

DISTRICT SCIENCE DAY LINKS

Use the District Links below to review the requirements and dates for the 2021-2022 District Science Days.

Click here to download the 2021-2022 District Contact PDF.

District 1 – Edison  State Community College
Hybrid Event
March 12, 2022
www.ohioumvsd.com

District 2 – University of Toledo
Virtual Event
March 19, 2022
https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/district-science-day/

District 3 – OSU Marion
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://osumarion.osu.edu/alumni-initiatives/initiatives/education/sciencefair/

District 4 – Ashland University
In-Person Event*
March 26, 2022
https://www.ashland.edu/cas/mohican-district-science-day

District 5 – University of Akron
Virtual Event
March 19, 2022
www.uakron.edu/wrsd

District 6 – Ohio Northern University
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://www.onu.edu/camps-and-events

District 7 – Columbus State Community College
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
www.cscc.edu/docs/science

District 8 – Ohio University Lancaster
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022
http://district8scienceday.weebly.com

District 9 – Zane State College
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022

District 10 – Will run through OAS District 18 (see below)

District 11 – University of Cincinnati
Virtual Event
March 19, 2022
https://cech.uc.edu/about/southwest-ohio-science-fair.html

District 12 – Ohio University
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022
www.ohio.edu/scifair/

District 13 – Will run through OAS District 18 (see below)

District 14 – University of Rio Grande
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://scienceday.rio.edu/

District 15 – Youngstown State University
In-Person Event*
March 26, 2022
www.ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/stem-outreach/science-day

District 16 – Belmont College
Virtual Event

March 26, 2022

District 17 – Southern State Community College
(Central Campus)
Virtual Event
March 26 2022

District 18 – The Ohio Academy of Science
Virtual Event
April 11, 2022
https://districtscienceday.stemwizard.com/

* Students who do not wish to attend an in-person event can enter the District 18 virtual fair.

KEY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Science Day Materials

Judging Rubrics

The Ohio Academy of Science has updated the Judging Rubric for the 2021-2022 school year. Please download the rubric below: