2013 Regional Fair Informational Presentation
TEACHER LIST: GETTING STARTED
If you are advising a student
who is participating in an Intel ISEF
affiliated science and engineering fair, you can use this checklist
as a guide.
Students should begin planning their
fair projects at the beginning of the school year or even at the end
of a school year so they can work over the summer.
PARTICIPATE IN A SCHOOL FAIR
• Follow guidelines for your school, but if your students are
into the regional Intel ISEF affiliated fair, you must
comply with International
Rules as well (Junior gr. 6-8 and Senior
Division gr. 9-12 participants ONLY).
• Work with your school fair coordinator to avoid conflicts between
your school fair and the regional fair.
PARTICIPATE IN THE ISEF-AFFILIATED
Prepare a student checklist and timeline with key dates.
2. Encourage students to select a topic for their research project and
them to research sources.
3. Approve projects and direct
students to develop a research plan.
4. Review judging expectations with your students. Let them know how their
projects will be evaluated.
5. If possible, schedule time with your school's fair coordinator for students
work on their project boards after school. Recruit parent volunteers to help
with project completion at after school sessions. (Regional
6. Hold a classroom fair to help students practice their project presentations
to polish and edit their project. (Regional
Fair Judging rubrics)
7. Compete at the regional fair and celebrate your students' accomplishments!
8. If a project is selected for the Intel ISEF, help your student(s) polish their
presentations before heading to the International Fair (Senior Division ONLY)
STUDENT LIST: A list for your students to help them get started
1. Decide what fairs you are going
Intel ISEF affiliated fair (NE Ind. Regional Science and Engineering
2. Find a topic that interests you and research what is already known
Narrow the topic to a specific scientific problem and develop an experiment
to help solve the problem.
4. Discuss the project with your parents and teacher and review with
them the ISEF Rules and Regulations, noting the specific rules
that might apply to your type of research (Junior
and Senior Division participants
5. Develop a hypothesis and develop a procedure.
6. Write a detailed research plan about how you will conduct the research.
7. Begin your experimentation folloowing your research plan and any revisions
that those supervising or approving your research have recommended.
8. Make observations, collect data in a project journal and photograph your
observations (if possible)
9. Interpret the data and observations.
10. Draw conclusions.
11. Finalize your project for presentation.
12. Write the research paper and abstract (if necessary).
13. Create the project exhibit board being sure to follow the Display
14. Practice your presentation and prepare to answer judges'
15. Present your project at your local and/or regional fairs!
courtesy of Science Service