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iSpark Toys Virtual STEM Fair

iSpark Toys Virtual Science Fair

Submit your project to win! Participate iSpark Toys Virtual STEM Fair to win a gift card. Participating is easy follow the directions below and don't forget to have fun!

Register to participate: Sent an email to [email protected] with your name and class to register.

Eligibility and Limitations

  1. All students must be registered prior to sending their projects.
  2. Students must not have reached the age of 14 on or before May 1, 2020.
  3. Student project boards, slide show, video, and abstract must be in English.
  4. Each student is only allowed to enter one project.
  5. Team projects are not allowed, except from the same household. Please observe all social distancing guidelines.
  6. All entries must fall into one of the following categories:
    1. Robotics
    2. Technology
    3. Engineering
    4. Science
    5. Mathematics
    6. Alternative Energy
    7. Combination of 2 or more of the above categories
    8. Another STEM related project

Classes

  • Class 1: Ages 6-9 
  • Class 2: Ages 10-13

 

Requirements

  1. All students must be registered prior to sending their projects.
  2. All projects must adhere to local, state, and U.S. Federal laws, regulations and permitting conditions. 
  3. All projects must abide by the ethics statement below.
  4. Introduction or disposal of non-native, genetically-altered, and/or invasive species (e.g. insects, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates), pathogens, toxic chemicals or foreign substances into the environment is prohibited. It is recommended that students reference their local, state or national regulations and quarantine lists.
  5. All participants are required to submit a presentation to [email protected] Each presentation must clearly explain how the Scientific Method was followed. Students from Class 2 are also required to submit a 250-word, one-page abstract that summarizes the work in addition to their presentation. Photos of students carrying out experimentation are highly encouraged, but is not necessary. Presentations can be in the form of:
    1. Video presentation of 15 minutes or less
    2. Slide show
  6. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT May 22, 2020.
  7. Winners will be announced June 2, 2020.
  8. 1st place winners in each class will receive a $75 iSpark Toys gift card. 2nd place winners will get a $50 iSpark Toys gift card, and the 3rd place winners will receive a $25 iSpark Toys gift card.
  9. A project notebook is not required, but strongly encouraged. These do not need to be submitted to the judging team.

The purpose of these rules is to:

  • Protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher.
  • Protect the rights and welfare of all participants.
  • Ensure adherence to all regulations.
  • Ensure the use of safe laboratory practices.
  • Protect the environment.

Ethics Statement

Student researchers, as well as adults who have a role in their projects, are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrity. Honesty, objectivity, and avoidance of conflicts of interest are expected during every phase of the research. The project should reflect independent research done by the student(s).
  • Legality. Compliance with all federal, country, state and local laws is essential.
  • Respect for Confidentiality and Intellectual Property. Confidential communications, as well as patents, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property must be honored. Unpublished data, methods, or results may not be used without permission, and credit must be given to all contributions to research.
  • Stewardship of the Environment. It is the responsibility of the researcher(s) and the adults involved to protect the environment and its organisms from harm. All projects involve some amount of risk. Everyone is expected to recognize the hazards, assess the risks, minimize them, and prepare for emergencies.
  • Animal Care. Proper care and respect must be given to vertebrate animals. The guiding principles for the use of animals in research includes the following “Four R’s”: Replace, Reduce, Refine, Responsibility.
  • Human Participant Protection. The highest priority is the health and well-being of the student researcher(s) and human participants.
  • Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (PHBAs). It is the responsibility of the student and adults involved in the project to conduct and document a risk assessment, and to safely handle and dispose of organisms and materials.

Scientific fraud and misconduct are not condoned at any level of research or competition. This includes plagiarism, forgery, use or presentation of other researcher’s work as one’s own and fabrication of data.

 

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