The following are a few resources for teachers and parents to help their students/children produce a successful science or engineering fair project.
SECTION A: Rules and Guidelines
SECTION B: Certification and Special Forms
SECTION C: Science Fair Resources, Instructional Resources and Materials for Teachers, and GSDSEF Workshop Materials
SECTION D: Links to Online Teaching Resources and Digital Libraries
* Additional resources may be found on the Student Resources page.
Section A: Rules and Guidelines
- GSDSEF Rules and Guidelines
- ISEF Rules and Guidelines (PDF version)
- ISEF Roles and Responsibilities of Students and Adults
- GSDSEF Categories and Descriptions (updated September 2021)
- ISEF - Reasons Projects Don’t Qualify for ISEF
- Ethics Statement
Section B: Certification and Special Forms
Go to Students--> How to Participate, Table 4B to determine if a project needs a Certification Form or additional Forms BEFORE starting with experimentation.
Additional Forms may be required AFTER the project is completed. Go to Students-->How to Participate, Step 8B to see if these additional forms need to be completed by the Qualified Scientist and submitted during the screening process.
Section C: Science Fair Resources for Teachers
How Science and Engineering Fair Projects Relate to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards:
How to Do a Science Fair Project - Teaching the Scientific Method and Engineering Design:
- Science Buddies Teaching Resources
- Science Buddies - Science Fair Project Guide
- Science Fair - Engineering Project Guide
- How to Do A Science Fair Project Video Series from JPL/NASA
- Tips on Planning an Environmental Science Project (by Cornell University)
- Tips for Science Fair (by Cyberbee)
GSDSEF WORKSHOPS and TEACHER-CREATED Instructional Resources and Materials
Please go to GSDSEF Facebook page for workshop videos!
RESOURCES, PRESENTATIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS -
Additional Instructional Materials and Resource Guides:
- How to Do a Science Fair Project - for Teachers, Students, and Parents (InformED Australia)
- Resources to Teach Scientific Inquiry by MYPTeacher
- MYP Science Lab Report Guide (by MYPteacher.com)
- American Psychological Association - Conducting Psychological Research for Science Fairs: A Teacher's Guide and Resource Manual
- Research at Home Resources by Society for Science & the Public (ISEF)
Section D: Links to Teaching Resources and Digital Libraries
Science Net Links - Teaching Science Resources - Science NetLinks is a premier K-12 science education resource produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At Science NetLinks, you'll find teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and all of it is free!
Thoughtco Teaching Resources - In-depth articles and teacher resources that give you and your students the answers and information.
Science Resources by Thoughtco
Computer Science Resources by Thoughtco
Tinkering, Simple Machines, Simple Electronics, Engineering, and Coding - Activities and Resources
Understanding Science and How it really Works – Teaching Resources
Teaching Resources - UC Berkeley
SAGE: Science and Arts Gateway Education - Teaching and Learning Resources from University of Cornell
Resources from NASA: Grades 9-12
Resources from NASA Grades 5- 8
Edutopia – Ten Websites for Science Teachers
Teaching Techniques for Science Teachers
Science Daily – Your source for latest research
EurekAlert! The Global Source for Science News
UC Riverside Chemical Engineering Fun for Kids
Try Engineering (NEW - added September 2022)