Read the description of each form. You will only need to print and fill out the forms that apply to your project.
Every student will need to turn in their Topic Proposal Forms in on 9/21. There is a separate link to this form above. A printed copy of this form will also be discussed in class and sent home with the students sometime during the first week of school.
Every 7th or 8th grader will need to print off and turn in the following forms:
Abstract, 1, 1A, 1B, Research Plan, 3.
**Depending upon your topic for their science fair project, you will need to print off one or more of the other forms.
These are explanations, not links. (The link is at the the top of this page)
Abstract Form- Required of every student, due January 11th. We will work on this in class but it must be perfected and word processed from home.
(1) Adult Sponsor--this is a parent. Every student must have this form in.
(1A) Student Checklist--All students must turn this in. Adult Sponsor is the parent. No teams. Individual projects only.
Research Plan Instructions--Refer to this form. Research plans will need to be written according to the directions on this form. Research plans are due January 11th. At the top of this page, there is a link to a research plan example. We will work on research plans as a class. The rough draft of your research plan will be kept in your regular science copybook. You will need to word process this and print it for the due date in January.
(1B) Approval Form--All students fill in the top part--Part 1--of this form. This part of the form requires a parent's signature.
(1C) Only filled in if student is conducting their experiment in an industrial setting, research institution, university lab, or any worksite other than at home.
(2) Qualified Scientist Form--Must be signed prior to experimentation if using people, animals or hazardous agents. A qualified professional must sign the form such as a nurse / doctor / animal vet / chemist, etc.
(3) Risk Assessment - Every student should turn in this form because any experiment carries risk--even if the risk is small.
(4) Human Participants Form- To be filled out if you are using any person as part of your experiment.
Human Consent Forms--must be filled out prior to experimentation. That means if you're using 50 people as test subjects you will need to print off 50 forms and get consent from each person prior to beginning your experiment,. Your parent is the adult sponsor. A minimum of 20 human test subjects is required for reliable results.
(5A)- Required only for students who are using animals in their experiments and experiments happen at home.
(5B) Required only for students who are using animals in their experiments but are experimenting out of a home setting.
(6A) Required only of students who are using molds, microorganisms, DNA or tissue cultures.
(6B) Human and Animal tissue forms- Used only by students who are experimenting with these things.
(7) Continuation Projects--Used only by students who are continuing with a previous science fair subject.