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Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase

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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.

 

Check out last year's State Finalists and Award Recipients


​​ Elementary Scientific Research Resources: 

Parent Support:

Student Research Plan & Investigation Form - 

English / Spanish

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.

What is STEM Fair? Parent Guide

A parent information sheet explaining the importance of the STEM Fair and how to help your child

2020 Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase Parent Information Flyer

Parent information for students selected to participate in the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase (District level competition)
Rules & Safety This document provides information on the rules and safety requirements for projects.

Engineering Project Rubric

Scientific Investigation Project Rubric

These are the rubrics judges use for scoring projects
 

​​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.
Showcase Parent & Coordinator Info Parent and School Coordinator information including a schedule for the District competition.
Coordinator's Training Fall 2019  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.
2020 SSEF Rules Supplement​ ​​ 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

Scientific Investigation Project Rubric

Engineering Project Rubric

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

 

Project Support:

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
 

Forms:

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

Research Plan Fillable (General)


Research Plan Fillable (Human Subjects)


Research Plan Fillable (Vertebrates)

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  Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019
Form 1B: Approval Form  Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019
Form 3: Risk Assessment Form (Editable pdf) Required for the Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase and the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida - Due by 12/20/2019
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)
 
State and International Fair Websites:
 
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International Science & Engineering Fair