Whether you are a teacher organizing a Local Science Fair for the first time, or you have run one for many years, this page has all of the resources available from The Ohio Academy of Science.
To help teachers plan their Local Science Day, the Academy put together a guide to use (click here to download).
State Science Day projects offer an opportunity to achieve multiple learning objectives, and curriculum skills addressed to assist teachers in the discussion. Science Days or Science Fairs are occasions for the display and evaluation of student- originated, inquiry-based or engineering and technological design projects. A successful Science Day Program will achieve several student-learner objectives:
- Enhance Self-Concept
- Develop Inquiry and Problem-Solving Skills
- Develop Engineering and Technological Skills
- Promote Development of Creativity
- Improve Organizational Ability
- Utilize Mathematical and Statistical Concepts, and Procedures
- Develop Verbal Communication Skills
- Enhance Presentation Skills
- Extend Written Communication Skills
- Promote Independent Learning
- Develop Research Skills
- Develop Critical Thinking Skills
- Deepen in-depth Knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics
Photos from the 2023 Lawrence County Science Day
SCIENCE DAY MATERIALS
The Academy offers information and forms for teachers that are needed for students competing in State Science Day.
- State Science Day Standards
- Guidelines for Student STEM Reports
- Student Guide to State Science Day
- Teacher Guide to State Science Day
- What is NOT allowed at a Project Display
Intel ISEF Rules Wizard
- This “wizard” asks a series of questions about your planned project and will provide a list of forms that you need to complete.
- Required Forms for District and State Science Day (Intel ISEF Forms)
- Click here to watch a video showing how to complete the required ISEF Forms
- ISEF Form Tutorial – written instructions
The Ohio Academy of Science has updated the Judging Rubric for the 2022-2023 school year. Please download the rubric below:
Click here to download the District Science Day Contact Sheet
Teachers who host a Science Day can download and use the certificates below to reward their students.