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Top of PageGot Science Fair/Festival Projects on your mind....
Something new.... Science Fair Projects Demystified

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a video series designed to take teachers, students and parents through the sometimes mystifying process of crafting a science fair project. This six-part video series features JPL scientist Serina Diniega, engineer Arby Argueta and educator Ota Lutz, who team up to take viewers step by step through the project design process, from generating an idea to communicating the final results in an attractive display. Visit to watch the series, download related resources and to find notes for teachers and parents.

Remember... It's never to early to begin thinking about and working on your science fair project ideas! The following resources, tips, and ideas have been gathered to help you along your way. Let's start with the purpose for doing a science fair project…
The "Classic" path....
Scientific Method
1. Identify the problem Choose Project IdeaProject Type,   
Topic Validation
2. Conducting a Review of the Available Literature   Project Research
3. Developing your Hypotheses    

  How to develop a working Hypothesis  and   Experimental Design step 1 & step 2

  Project Samples

4. Designing your Experimental Procedure
5. Data Collection and Analysis
6. Drawing your Conclusions
7. Sharing your Findings Display & presentation
  The Display
  Presentation and Evaluation
AAE Rubrics:  K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-12
Top of PageCoordinator, Teacher & Parent Stuff

  • ISEF grade 4-5 and 6-12 categories. Please encourage students to view this list before picking project. Categories that have the fewest entries have a greater chance of winning higher recognition.

  • The 2013-2014, 32nd ANNUAL INLAND SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR ... Regulations and Information Packet (pdf. file) includes the Student Projects Entrance Applications. Download a 4th to 5th grade or 6th-12th grade application forms here (.pdf).

  • STUDENTS' GUIDE TO PARTICIPATION in the annual Inland Empire Science & Engineering Fair.
Top of PageLocal Science Fair Dates, Locations and Times

  • The AAE K-1 Grade Science Festival at the Thunderbird Campus (TBC) will be held in Mid-February (Wednesday, 2/19/2014).
    • Contact Rebecca Kobold Ext. 326 or via email at 
    • Parents can come to the TBC to view the projects between 5:30 and 6:00 before the awards assembly at the TBC Theater.
    • Awards will be presented @ 6:00 p.m. for K and 1st grade, TBC Library, room 5. Contact Rebecca Kobold Ext. 326 or via email at 
  • The AAE 2-4th Grade Science Festival at the Corwin Campus (CC) will be held in Mid-February (Thursday, 2/20/2014).
    • Contact Sandra Briney Ext.801 and via email at  or Tammy Brand for more information at Ext: 824 and via email at
    • Parents can come to the CC view the projects 5:00 pm in the Corwin Multi-Purpose Room.
    • Awards will be presented @ 5:30 p.m. in the Corwin Multi-Purpose Room.
  • The AAE 5-6th Grade Science Festival at the Moave River Campus (MRC) will be held in Mid-February (Tuesday, 2/11/2014).
    • Contact Mrs. Metcalfe via email at for more information
    • Parents can come to the MRC view the projects from  5:00 to 5:30 pm, in the C bldg.
    • Awards will be presented @ 5:30 pm in C bldg on 2/11/2014.
  • The AAE MS/HS Science Festival will be held in Mid-February (Wednesday, 2/19/2014).
    • Contact Matt Huffine via email at for more information
    • Students will set up their boards between 8:30 a.m -1:00 p.m. and judging will occur between 1:00 and 4:30 on the 2/19/2014 .
    • Parents can come starting at about 5:30 p.m.and view the projects in the C Bldg.
    • Awards will be presented @ 6:00 p.m. next door in the C Bldg.
  • Apple Valley Unified School District Science & Engineering Fair:
    • Students in grades 5-12 will not be participating in the 2014 AVUSD Science Fair this year which will be held @ TBD on TBD,
    • Contact TBD. The deadline for getting school winners registered for the AVUSD Science Fair TBD.
Top of PageInland Empire Science & Engineering Fair
  • 2013-2014 IESEF will be held at the National Orange Show, Damus Building, 689 South E Street, San Bernardino, California on April 1, 2014 and the 4-12h grade awards presentation will be on the evening of the April 2, 2014 between 6:00-7:30 pm. in the Renaissance Building.
Top of PageRequired Science Fair Forms
Inland Empire Science and Engineering Fair Certification FORMS.
  • ...Human Subjects Form (4)
    • Guidelines
      • ... of Compliance of Research Involving Human Subjects
      • ... of Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals, Guidelines
      • ... of Tissue Sample Source

Top of PageOnline Registration for RIMS & State Science Fair Information
Online Registration...

  • Opens February 11th and closes on March  4th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm.
    PLEASE NOTE: Links for both grades are NOT available until February 11, 2014.
    • The signup fee (not entry) for the 2013-2014 fair is $40/student payable to SBCSS.
    • Students in grades 4 to 5 can register on line at this link (as of 2/24/2014) 
      • Your 2014 hand written Elementary Application (4th & 5th Grades) does not replace on-line your registration.
        • Elementary Division (grade 4-5th grade)
    • Students in grades 6 and up can register online at this link (as of 2/24/2014)
      • Your 2014 hand written  Jr/Sr Application (6th-12th Grades) does not replace on-line registration.
        • Junior Division (grade 6-8th grade)
        • Senior Division (grade 9-12th grades
    • Abstracts are require for online registration. Here are some examples to help guide you in writing yours.
      • Local Science Fair Information for Inyo, Mono & San Bernardino counties
        • For more information contact:
          •  Science Coordinator Assitant
            Linda Braatz-Brown, 909-­‐386-­‐2611
          • Superintendent of Schools Office
            • 601 North E Street San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093
            • For additional information, please contact: TBD by e-mail or by calling 909-­386-­2630
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