Science Fair 101

A Brief Overview of How to Compete in Local/Regional Science Fairs

1) Choose a sponsor

Read about who can SPONSOR your project

2) Attend a Workshop (optional, but encouraged)

Check the CALENDAR in September for scheduled workshops.

3) Choose a project

There are many considerations that go into choosing your project. Review the following information before launching into your project:

Project Categories / Fields of Study
Judging Criteria
Review the RSEF Documentation Checklist
Review the Planning & Preparation section of the website
Determine whether your project requires pre-approval via ADDITIONAL PROJECT FORMS

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4) Complete and submit application and forms by DEADLINES

 RSEF Documentation Checklist
– Form 1 – Checklist for Adult Sponsor / Safety Assessment Form
– Form 1A – Student Checklist Form
– RSEF Research Plan Template
– Form 1B – Approval Form
– Official RSEF Abstract Form

ADDITIONAL FORMS (as needed, determined by Field of Study)
– Form 1C – Regulated Research Institutional / Industrial Setting Form
– Form 2 – Qualified Scientist Form
– Form 3 – Risk Assessment Form
– Form 4 – Human Participants Form
– Sample Informed Consent Statement
– SSEF of Florida Verification of Informed Consent Form
– Form 5 – Vertebrate Animal Form (5A and 5B)
– SSEF of Florida Mortality Report
– Form 6A – Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form
– Form 6B – Human and Vertebrate Tissue Form
– SSEF of Florida BSL-1 or BSL-2 Safety Assessment
– Form 7 – Continuation Projects Form

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