Science Research Project and Competition Information
- This year, East Coventry will continue the tradition of its annual Science Research Competition. Although all fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are required to complete an Independent Science Research Plan, CONDUCTING THE EXPERIMENT AND ENTERING THE COMPETITION ARE OPTIONAL.
In order to share important information with students, parents, and staff members, this site will be updated regularly. Please check back for important announcements, resources for experiment ideas, due dates and deadlines, and any forms you may need throughout the Science Fair season.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the INDEPENDENT SCIENCE RESEARCH PLAN, please contact your child's science teacher.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the SCIENCE RESEARCH COMPETITION, you can email Ms. Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to a successful Science year at East Coventry!!
EC Checklist and Timeline
This document lists a brief explanation of each of the steps of the Independent Research Plan. It continues with the rest of the scientific method if students and parents choose to conduct the experiment. Each step includes the support pages from the Science Rocks packet and the due date. Please contact your child's science teacher if you have any questions.
CHOOSING THE OPTION TO COMPETE IN THE SCIENCE FAIR?
HERE ARE THE COMPETITION FORMS
For your convenience, these forms have been highlighted to help you complete the necessary sections. If you would prefer to complete PDF versions with fillable fields and no highlighting, please click HERE. You must complete the proper forms for your experiment if you plan on competing in the school's research competition. See Appendix G in the district Science Rocks guide for directions on completing these forms.
Form 1 - Adult Sponsor: required for ALL experiments
Form 1A - Student Checklist: required for ALL experiments
Science Research Plan: required for ALL experiments
This is a copy of the Independent Science Research Plan done in class. This link provides students with a district example of the IRP, detailing the different components.
Form 1B - Approval Form: required for ALL experiments
Form 3 - Risk Assessment: MAY be required based on materials and/or procedure
Form 4a - Human Participants: required for experiments involving humans INCLUDING MOST SURVEYS
Form 4b - Human Informed Consent: required with Form 4a if experiment involves Human Participants
Form 5A - Vertebrate Animals (Zoology): required if animals with backbones are part of experiment
2016 - 2017 ISEF Rules and Guidelines