WASHINGTON CARVER SCIENCE FAIR
Registration forms will be due no later than 5:00 pm on January 11, 2013.
2013 REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
STEP 1: Click on the following link to complete the required electronic/online Carver Science Fair registration form:
STEP 2: Complete ALL Required paper forms outlined below. These forms can be printed from the Carver 2013 handbook and from the Intel ISEF 2013 web site.
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:
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
5. Abstract Form This is MANDATORY for students in Grades 7-12.
iv. Bibliography – with a minimum of five major references (See Bibliography Guide on pg. 15 of Carver Fair Booklet)
6. Approval Form (#1B)
a. Sections 1a and 1b
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.
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
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:
School District of Philadelphia
440 N. Broad Street, Suite 251
Philadelphia, PA 19130
RULES AND GUIDELINES
The 2013 Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines
The 2013 Carver Handbook
FOR NEW TEACHERS
here to download a one-page handout that provides an overview of the fair and
the benefits of participating
here to download a handout describing a sample science fair project