Grades 6-8 Registration & Information

General Rules and Guidelines:

  • All students must refrain from doing experiments which may be hazardous to themselves, others, or animals.
  • Projects must follow Slide and Quad chart requirements for project submission. Projects will be evaluated based on Next Generation Science Standards. Feedback from judges will also use the NGSS form.
  • Bacterial projects for Grades 6-8 are allowed only with prior approval from the South Sound Fair Scientific Review Committee except those exempted by ISEF Rules. When you register we will let you know which additional forms (if any) are needed. This link describes all rules for Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents as well as exemptions at the end of the document.
  • https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/international-rules/potentially-hazardous-biological-agents/
  • Email the fair director for review and permission. See Home page for email. Once you register, fair staff will let you know regarding additional forms.
  • Students may work by themselves or as a team of two 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. When registering as a team, have each team member submit a form and list all members in the team member names box.
  • A student’s project should reflect his/her age and ability level.
  • All projects must be supervised by an adult.

*Typically an NGSS approach will start with a problem statement followed by one or more preliminary hypotheses. The student may proceed to gather preliminary data followed by modifying or selecting a hypothesis to proceed with the scientific method. We note that NGSS standards are slowly being implemented in schools. Not all students will be working with a modified approach at the same time. Our judges will be aware of this.