Welcome to the NE AZ Science Fair & Science Carnival page
! Due to Severe Weather the NEAZ Science Festival on Saturday March 9, 2013 has been postponed.!
PICK UP OF SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
MONDAY 3/11/13 8A-11A BLUE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL EAST CAMPUS
For information contact Kal Mannis @ 928-245-2839
Dates for 2013: March 8 & 9, 2013
Blue Ridge High School, East Campus Gym & Library
1200 W. White Mountain Blvd. Lakeside, AZ 85929
March 8th - N.E. Arizona Regional Science Fair, student projects judged
March 9th - N.E. Arizona Science and Technology Carnival - an interactive festival of science, technology, engineering
The N.E. AZ Science Festival is a Signature Event of the 2013 Arizona SciTech Festival
The Science Fair and Science Carnival is an event that is supported and sponsored by a collaboration of county offices, town councils, and community partners in the White Mountains.
Navajo County Superintendent of Schools
Would like to express appreciation to all of the 2012 event's student participants, teachers, schools, and community partners. The event was a great success and we can't wait to see what our amazingS students create in 2013!
Below you will find information on how to participate in the 2013 N.E. AZ Regional Science Fair. The fair will be open to the First and Second place winners of each category from Public, Charter, Private, BIE, and Home School (please contact Mr. Kalman Mannis for details on Home School participation) district fairs in N.E. Arizona.
This regional science fair is also open to any student who is not eligible or chooses not to participate in any other regional INTEL Science and Engineering fair.
The documents below are designed to assist students, parents, and teachers in creating the most successful projects possible. Many of these documents are in pdf format so you will need the newest Adobe products.
> 2012 Arizona State Fair Videos
> Event Promotion, Sponsorship, and Awards Materials
> New for 2013
> Scientific Review Board (forms and guidelines for experiments dealing with living things)
> Teacher and Student Checklists (forms, ideas, timelines, and help to create successful projects)
> Judging Rubrics for all categories (how projects will be judged)
> Project Resources (help for student, teachers, and parents)
AWARDS and PRIZES
To support student success sponsors and regional partners have offered a variety of awards for outstanding projects in 2013.
This list will be updated so please check back.
High School only - Job Shadowing and Internships: Summit Healthcare (4 day job shadowing), The Petrified Forest (1 month internship), Pinetop Lakeside Sanitation District, UoA Cooperative Extension, Channel 4 Showlow, Veterinary clinic. Not-confirmed - AZ Game and Fish, Federal Wildlife Service, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, SWAEBR affliated medical research lab.
High School only - Scholarships: Northland Pioneer College has offered $500.00 scholarships to winning projects
All Grades - Cash Prizes: various categories and grade bands may have cash prizes as defined by sponsors of the event
All Grades - Gift Bags: Northland Pioneer College and the Regional Science Fair planning committee will be developing STEM oriented gift bags for winners at upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
2013 N.E. AZ SEF Changes
Establishment of a N.E. Regional Scientific Review Board (SRB)
- SRB approval will be required for all projects based on experiments with non-vertebrates, vertebrates, and humans. International and Federal rules for experimentation require this board. The Board is made up of a Physician, a School Administrator, a Wildlife Biologist, an Early Childhood Science eduator, and a Microbiologist. Other specialists are available for consultation.
- Projects working with vertebrates, invertebrates or humans that do not have approval from the SRC/IRB will not be judged at the Regional Fair, and will not be eligable for state completition.
- The Student Project Summary of Research Form (SoR) will be reviewed with a 5 day turn around.
> This is the form that will be submitted to the SRB for approval BEFORE experimentation can proceed.<
> It will have comments from the reviewer and either an approval or suggestions on what needs to be changed.<
> This form must appear in the student research journal appendix.<
>Send a scanned copy via email to: Kalman Mannis for evaluation<
10 projects or 10%
The number of projects one school may send to the fair: either 10% of the student population (grades 3+, i.e. - 185 students = a maximum of 19 projects) or 10 projects for schools with a student population under 100 (grades 3+).
Emphasis on Project Notebooks and Abstracts
Fairs at the regional, state and international level focus their judging rubrics heavily on the experimental notebook. Please make sure all student projects from grade 3+ is accompanied by their notebook. Projects without a notebook will not be eligible for prizes. Additionally please make sure students have a clear abstract on their display boards. This makes understanding the project easier for the judges. Abstracts should be no longer then 250 words.
TIPS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
This two page checklist is from the International Science and Engineering Fair rules committee.
The first page is a form every student fills out for a project sent to the Regional Fair. The second page provides information on expectations for a successful project.
There are not a lot of details (see reserach guide for those) but the one page guide can help with the big picture of a successful project.
This 11 page guide is designed to help students to use their formal education to create a science project that is inclusive, cognitively challenging, creative, and analytical.
The guide helps students plan, budget time, and provides insight into the steps needed for a successful science project.
This is well worth reading by students, parents, and teachers before starting a new science research project
Two page step by step guide on how to assist students setting up projects, get the right forms, and register for fairs.
This 20 page guide helps teachers assist students in developing ideas, implementing ideas, and developing standards for quality projects.
Half of the document is devoted to samples of high quality projects.
Science Project guiding questions and expectations for Early Elementary and Secondary students
(provides insight into progression of ability across grades)
Very simple table organizer with the 5 methods as columns.
This is a link to the Science Buddies.
This site is devoted to science projects for K-12 with extensive resources to help students, parents, and teachers support quality science projects.
Link to the International Science and Engineering Fair Rules material - very long document.
This is a pdf of a powerpoint on how to look at and develop a quality presentation board - about 30 slides.
(Wse to see what the forms look like. Forms for the NEAZSEF will be available online in January on the registration page)
Judging Rubrics by Age Division
Kinder - grade 2 (Early Elementary) will not be judged with a rubric.
Science at this age is presented differently then at the older age groups. Therefore it is the decision of the Planning Committee that all K2 presentations will be accepted and honored.
Participating students will each be provided with ribbons, and certificates of participation.
For information on K2 projects, development, expectations, etc. please contact: email- Becky Benda-Dodd; phone - 928-524-4000 x5579
Projects from Grades 3-12 will use the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair Rubric
Guiding Questions for Rubric
School, Teacher, Student & Project Registration
All projects must be registered in the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair database for inclusion in both the N.E. AZ Regional Fair and the State Level Fair.
For those with Techno-phobia or lack the time you may bring completed paperwork to the project drop off on March 8, 2013.
* Registration will be Open from January 21, 2013 to March 1, 2013.
- There will be a $5.00 per project entry fee (grades 3-12) and a $ 5.00 PER TEACHER fee for K-2 (P.O.s or checks accepted)
- The Regional Fair will be open to grades K-12.
- Only winning projects from grades 6-12 are eligible for entry to the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair in April 2013
Please address P.O.s and other payments to:
Navajo County ESA, Regional Science Fair.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Digital Resources for Successful Projects
We want to thank the Following organizations for their kind support of this event:
The Navajo County Superintendent of Schools Education Service Agency
Northland Pioneer College - Premier Collaborative Partner
Sponsor Level Partners
Navajo County Manager's Office
Summit Regional Healthcare
Contributor Level Partners
First Things First
KWKM-FM Power 95.7
Support Level Partners
The Nature Center - Pinetop, AZ
The N.E. AZ Regional Science and Engineering Fair and Science Carnival are a partner event of the Arizona State Science Festival
Jeremy Badendure, PhD Coordinator
For more information the N.E. AZ Regional Science Fair and Science Carnival contact:
Kalman Mannis, event coordinator
928-524-4000 x5581; firstname.lastname@example.org