Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase
The Pasco Regional Science Fair has a new name and format! The 2019-20 Pasco Science and Engineering Showcase will be held at Thomas Weightman Middle School on February 1, 2020. New this year, both the elementary and secondary fairs will occur on the same Saturday. The invite only awards ceremony will now be held the following Wednesday evening (February 5, 2020) from 6-9 pm at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School. Resources and dates will continue to be updated and housed on this site for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our next generation of successful scientists and engineers needs you! We are in need of judges with expertise in science, technology, math and engineering related fields. Volunteering to judge at the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase is a rewarding and uplifting experience that is actually best realized when a student researcher is presenting their project and realizes their judge both understands and cares about their research. By judging, you are providing encouragement and opportunities for our future scientists and engineers to grow and succeed. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, click the image to register.
Elementary Scientific Research Resources:
Student Research Plan & Investigation Form -
|This is the research plan that each student needs to complete as they are conducting their investigation. Keep in mind it is encouraged that students keep an additional journal to record their investigations to allow for more detail about their experience.|
|A parent information sheet explaining the importance of the STEM Fair and how to help your child|
Parent information for students selected to participate in the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase (District level competition)
The Informational video walks finalists and parents through day of district competition.
|Rules & Safety||This document provides information on the rules and safety requirements for projects.|
Engineering Project Rubric <-Updated!
Scientific Investigation Project Rubric <-Updated!
|These are the rubrics judges use for scoring projects. The videos review the parts of each rubric in detail that will be used for judging.|
Secondary Scientific Research Resources:
Coordinator and Classroom Support:
|Coordinator Contact Info Form||Coordinators, please take a moment to share your contact information with us.|
|Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase Overview||An overview of the the district competition with important reminders and due dates.|
|Parent and School Coordinator information including a schedule for the District competition.|
|This is the powerpoint used at the school fair coordinator's meeting this year. Learn about the latest updates to the Pasco County district level competition as well as state and international policy and rule changes.|
|2020 ISEF Rules & Guidelines Manual||This document outlines the specific state and international rules for science fair projects. The state competition abides by all international guidelines but has additional requirements and limitations defined in the SSEF supplement below.|
|This document outlines the specific state rules that apply above and beyond the international rules.|
|ISEF Rules FAQ||The ISEF SRC has attempted to provide answers to questions that they commonly receive about the International Rules and Guidelines|
|Roles and Responsibilities of Individuals||
Outlines the roles and responsibilities of both students and adults with regard to science fair research, experimentation, & competition. Includes description of Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Scientific Review Committee.
|Judging Categories||All projects are organized into 1 of these 13 categories as defined by the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida|
|These are the rubrics judges use for scoring projects|
|Judging Rubric Guiding Questions||Guiding questions for judges to elicit student responses about their projects|
|Sample Science Fair Timeline||Example school timeline|
|Pasco Science Fair Powerpoint Template||
This PowerPoint template provides teachers and students with an additional option for presenting scientific research and aid in the development of the student presentation for school level fairs (Check with your school to determine if this option is allowable). Note that a backboard is required for students participating in the District Showcase as well as the State or International Science Fair Competitions.
|Science Project Flip Chart||Can be used to help students outline the Science & Engineering Fair process|
|ArchimedesInitiative Channel||Watch student researchers discuss various topics of scientific research|
|Entry Form (Editable pdf)||Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019|
|Abstract (Editable pdf)||Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019|
|Editable word documents. Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019|
|Form 1: Checklist for Adult Sponser (Editable pdf)||Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019|
|Form 1A: Student Checklist / Research Plan|
|Form 1B: Approval Form|
|Form 3: Risk Assessment Form (Editable pdf)|
|All other Forms (1C, 7, etc)||Find all other forms here. Some may be required depending on nature of project. (Scroll down to bottom right)|
|International Science & Engineering Fair|