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  • If you have any questions about Science Fair please email us at 2820_secondarysciencefair@duvalschoolsorg.onmicrosoft.com


    Leslie White: Secondary Science Fair Facilitator 

    Robbie Keuchler: Secondary Science Fair Co-Facilitator

  • Projects which require approval from DCPS and additional forms prior to beginning the experiment:

    1. Use of Humans (depending on the project, students need approval of an MD,  Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse, or a person with an MS in Sociology or Psychology)
    2. Use of Vertebrate Animals (need approval of a Veterinarian or Vet Assistant)
    3. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (must be done with a qualified scientist with limitations as to the type of agent allowed and the location of the experiments)
    4. Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, and Devices (depending on the project, students must work with a qualified scientist [chemicals above 1 M concentration or with specific risks based on the Safety Data Sheet information] or supervised by an adult [use of power tools or certain chemicals])
    5. Students can use the ISEF Wizard to determine whether their projects fall into one of these categories, or can contact the Secondary Science team at 2820_secondarysciencefair@duvalschoolsorg.onmicrosoft.com.


    Projects conducted at a research institution require form 1C, and projects continuing from a previous year require form 7.


    Link to ISEF Abstract: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2022/Forms/2022-21-Categories.pdf


    Link to ISEF forms: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2024/Forms/All.pdf


    Link to ISEF Rules booklet: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2024/Rules/Book.pd


    Link to ISEF forms wizard to determine which forms to use: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/


    Project Categories:

    We are unable to alter the ISEF form which has 21 categories.

     The following categories will not be used, and if students check these categories, we will reassign them:

    • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

    • Embedded Systems

    • Systems software

    • Translational Medical Sciences

    • Engineering Mechanics