2020 Science Fair Registration
General Rules and Guidelines (K-8).
To register click on the appropriate grade level button, complete the online form and submit. For grades K-8 this is the only form you need unless you are doing a bacteriological experiment. See below for those guidelines.
- All students must refrain from doing experiments which may be hazardous to themselves, others, or animals.
- No bacterial growth projects will be allowed for grades K-5.
- Bacterial projects for Grades 6-8 are allowed only with prior approval from the South Sound Fair Scientific Review Committee and the experiments done in a BSL 2 lab facility. Email the fair director for review and permission. See Home page for email. See the Intel ISEF rules for bacterial experiments. Submit the following forms to the fair director prior to fair.
- Form 6A: Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form (for all studies involving microorganisms, rDNA, and fresh tissues, blood and body tissues)
- You can submit either a scientific project or an engineering project.
- Scientific projects must follow the scientific method and test a hypothesis. No displays or demonstration projects, for example, no volcano demonstrations. No materials used in a scientific project will be allowed as part of the student display at the fair.
- Engineering projects must identify a need or problem to be solved and design a solution that could take the form of a drawing, a model or prototype, or writing or using a program. The solution needs to be part of the student display at the fair.
- Students may work by themselves or as a team of two (recommended) or three members. If students on the team are in different grade levels, the team will be placed in the highest grade level of the members.
- A student’s project should reflect his/her age and ability level.
- All projects must be supervised by an adult.
By registering for the SSRSF you are agreeing to allow the SSRSF to use your picture on the website, in promotional materials and other forms. To comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 2000, pictures will not include Identifiable Personal Information.
General Rules and Guidelines (9-12)
To register click on the registration button, complete the online form and submit. For grades 9-12, you will also need to submit the appropriate ISEF forms which are explained on the registration page. They can be submitted by mail, fax, or as an email attachment.
You can submit a project as an individual or as a team of up to three people.
- If a team consists of two members from different regional fair counties that team can choose which regional fair to enter. For example, if a team consists of a member from Thurston County and from King County they could enter the SSRSEF or the CSRSEF but not both.
- If a team consists of three members they would need to register for the fair which contains two of the members. For example, If the team consists of two members from Pierce County and one from King County they would need to enter the SSRSEF.
- The team can participate in the state fair after the regional fair with no restrictions.
- Counties that are part of the SSRSEF are Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, and Mason. Counties that are part of the CSRSEF are King and Snohomish.
All students must refrain from doing experiments which may be hazardous to themselves, others, or animals. Since the South Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering fair, we use their rules and guidelines. Please visit the links below to learn more about the general requirements, project size, and items not allowed in the project or booth. An official copy of the Intel ISEF rules can be found at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair web site.
- 2019 Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines
- 2019 Rules and Guidelines Booklet with Forms
- 2019 Rules for ALL Projects
- 2018 Rules in Spanish
- 2019 Rules Wizard
- 2019 Fillable ISEF Forms
- Intel ISEF Rules Changes and Modifications 2019
- Roles and Responsibilities of Students and Adults
- Display and Safety Regulations
- Intel ISEF Category Descriptions