WOODLAWN SCIENCE FAIR RESOURCE PAGE

The official science fair form documents linked below are Microsoft Word documents (.doc).  They can be opened and then printed or saved locally on you computer allowing you to add text directly into the document.

NOTE:   FOR THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS, WHEN ADDING TEXT TO ANY OF THE FORMS YOU MIGHT NEED, A TEXT BOX HAS BEEN ADDED TO ALLOW FOR EASY INSERTION OF YOUR TEXT.  ONCE YOU GET INTO THE DOCUMENT, SIMPLY REPLACE THE TEXT ALREADY IN THE BOX WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION.

For information about Illinois Junior Academy of Science, use this link:

First, To be in science fair, you must REGISTER using the link below

Next, Use the link below to submit your EXPERIMENT PROPOSAL

Here are a few websites with very good planning and project ideas

Search for Science Experiments organized by Branches of Science
(SCROLL DOWN WHEN YOU GET THERE)
http://www.juliantrubin.com/fairencyclopedia.html

Discovery Education:  SCOTCH Science Fair Central
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

Internet Public Library (IPL) Science Fair Resources
http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/

Science Buddies Science Fair Project Resources
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Most questions you might have on how to do the project can be answered using the IJAS Policies and Procedures manual available using the link below.
THE MANUAL IS 52 PAGES LONG!
CONSERVE PAPER BY SAVING A COPY OF IT TO YOUR COMPUTER OR USING THE LINK AS NEEDED.
  CLICK FOR THE IJAS MANUAL

2014
DATES:

WOODLAWN FAIR : Woodlawn L.C. - Jan. 14, 2014 (Wed)

REGIONAL FAIR    
Paper Session:   Niles West H.S. - March 5, 2014 (Wed)
Project Session:  Niles North H.S. - March 8, 2014 (Sat)

STATE FAIR   (Northern Illinois Unv. - DeKalb)
Paper Session: May 2, 2014 (Fri)
Project Session: May 3, 2014 (Sat)

THE SAME PAGES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW AS PDF DOCUMENTS WHICH YOU CAN PRINT, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO MANUALLY TYPE IN YOUR INFORMATION.

IJAS manual pgs 35-43 (section on APA formating)
http://www.mrphome.net/scifairdocs/IJAS_APA.pdf

The links below can help you with the APA format for the Reference List and Internal Citations (where you give the author credit within the text of your Review of Literature paper.)
 

PLANNING YOUR DISPLAY:

There is no one way to prepare your display, but there are some rules about size and safety.  The links below have the rules as taken from the IJAS manual, tips and a checklist for making a good display and some photos of the display boards from previous year's fairs.

IJAS Rules:

http://www.mrphome.net/scifairdocs/IJAS_Your_Display.pdf

Other Tips On Preparing a Good Display Board

Gallery of Example Display Boards

 

YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION

Tips on Doing a Good Oral Presentation



Basics of science fair start to finish; includes good idea resources
http://www.hallway.com/blogs/schools/school-room-library-science-fair-projects/

Open the link below to see a SAMPLE COMPLETED PROJECT PAPER. sample of a complete science fair project paper

Education.com Science Fair Projects
http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/

Sample of how to use Google Docs to make graphs:

GRAPH MAKING SAMPLE