The "Classic" path.... Scientific Method 1. Identify the problem Choose Project Idea, Project Type,
2. Conducting a Review of the Available Literature Project Research
3. Developing your Hypotheses
4. Designing your Experimental Procedure 5. Data Collection and Analysis 6. Drawing your Conclusions 7. Sharing your Findings Display & presentation
Presentation and Evaluation
AAE Rubrics: K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-12 (being developed)
The 'common' SIM SEF project categories for each grade band are as follows:
grades 4-5 , grades grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 (descriptions). Please encourage students to view these lists and the following descriptions before picking project.
Categories that have the fewest entries have a greater chance of winning higher recognition.
The current SIM SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR' materials can be found at one of this website (please note that they are updated annually with new materials and sometime the url changes as well): SBCSS ,
Resources to be looking for include the most current:
SIM SEF offers online student registration. WE DO NOT OFFER PAPER REGISTRATION. For the 2016-2017 school year online registration is open December 1, 2016 thru March 2, 2017 (closes 9:00 a.m.). Students may obtain the website address from Mrs. Johnston, our new AAE K-12 School Site Fair Coordinator or go to http://tinyurl.com/SIMWebpage. All information must be completed accurately and all applicable forms and certifications to your project must be turned into your District/Affiliate Fair Coordinator. In addition to turning in certifications and related forms to your District/Affiliate Fair Coordinator you must also submit your Signature Card by 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2017.
Signature Cards are to be signed and given to our School Site/Affiliate Fair Coordinators with all certifications and related forms. The School Site/Affiliate Fair Coordinator will then also sign the Signature Card certifying that they have possession of all necessary documents for that given project to participate in the SIM SEF.
NOTE: The forms provided above are copies of ones used for past science fair events. For the current forms find and download the current versions of the 'SIM SEF 2016-2017 Handbook' from the SBCSS website.