Registration forms will be due no later than 5:00 pm on January 10, 2014.


STEP 1: Each school will need to turn in one master Carver Science Fair Student List.

     * Grades 4-6 Approval Form

     * Grades 7-13 Approval Form


STEP 2: Each student will complete the Carver Student Application Form and ALL Required Intel ISEF paper forms outlined below. These forms can be printed from the Carver 2014 handbook or the links below.

Required Forms
In addition to completing the online registration form, ALL student applicants MUST complete hard copies of the documents below that align with their project and MAIL the completed application to the address provided below:

Click here to complete the required 2014 online registration form.

1. The Grades 4-6 OR The Grades 7-12 Carver Fair Application

a. 17 lines of information
b. Student’s, Parent's, AND Sponsor’s signatures
c. For team projects, each student must submit a separate application form
2. Checklist for Adult Sponsor (Form #1)
3. Student Checklist (Form #1A)
4. Research Plan. This is MANDATORY for students in Grades 4-6 as well as MANDATORY for students in Grades 7-12.
a. This plan must be typed
b. This plan must include the following sections:
i. Research Question
ii. Hypothesis/Problem/Engineering Goals
iii. Method/Procedures
iv. Bibliography – with a minimum of five major references (See Bibliography Guide on pg. 15 of Carver Fair Booklet)
5. Abstract Form This is MANDATORY for students in Grades 7-12.
6. Approval Form (#1B)
a. Sections 1a and 1b

Additional Forms
Other forms may be necessary depending on the nature of the project. These forms include:
1. Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form (#1C), for experiments conducted in a location other than at school, at home, or in the field.
2. Qualified Scientist Form (#2), for experiments involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and DEA-controlled substances.
3. Risk Assessment Form (#3), for projects using hazardous chemicals, activities or devices.
4. Human Subjects Form (#4), for research involving human subjects.
5. Vertebrate Animal Form (#5A), for research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted in a Non-Regulated Research Site.
6. Vertebrate Animal Form (#5B) for research involving vertebrate animals that is conducted at a Regulated Research Institution.
7. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form (#6A), for research involving microorganisms, rDNA, fresh/frozen tissue, blood and body fluids.
8. Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (#6B), for projects using fresh/frozen tissue, primary cell cultures, blood, blood products and body fluids.
9. Continuation Projects Form (#7), for projects that are a continuation in the same field of study as a previous project.

Additional Information
1. Students submitting Team Projects must review the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) guidelines (page 4 of Intel ISEF Booklet) for Team Projects.
2. Because The Carver Fair is a feeder fair for the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair, it follows the Intel ISEF rules. There are two exceptions:
a. Log books are MANDATORY for every grade.
b. Official research plans are MANDATORY for all grades

Submitting Applications
1. Teachers must submit either the Elementary or Secondary Student Approval List with their student applications.
2. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 11th
3. Registrations must completed below  
4. Applications should be delivered or mailed to:

Rachel Cherry
School District of Philadelphia
Education Center
440 N. Broad Street, Suite 251
Philadelphia, PA 19130


The 2014 Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines


Click here to download a one-page handout that provides an overview of the fair and the benefits of participating

Click here to download a handout describing a sample science fair project

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