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Important information about AACPS Science Fair policies   

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the Elementary Science Fair are in full compliance with the Student Handbook and Anne Arundel County Public School policies as well as the International Rules and Guidelines of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

This means students will not do research related to the following topics unless they are a student working in a Regulated Research or Industrial Setting supervised by a qualified scientist and having appropriate form approval BEFORE beginning research.

No student should begin any research project before being approved by the classroom teacher. Depending on the topic, some projects will need review by the School Scientific Review Committee or the School Level Institutional Review Board.

  • Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Blood, Blood Products or other dangerous biological agents
  • DEA-controlled Substances
  • Firearms and Explosives
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Hazardous Devices
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Radiation

For further information for secondary students and required forms and committee approvals, please contact the Office of Science at 410-222-5451.


AACPS Regional Science and Engineering Fair - 2015-2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at

North County High School
10 E First St.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

December 23, 2015 Recommended last day for participating schools to hold a fair

January 8, 2016 - Student registration cards and safety forms due to the Science Office

March 5, 2016 -

Student project set up and judging (Snow date, March 12, 2016)
  - 8:30-11:00 Student project set up
  - 11:00-1:15 Projects open to the public
  - 1:30-5:00 Students must be present at projects during judging

March 10, 2016 Celebration and Awards Ceremony (Snow date, March 17, 2016)
  - 6:00-8:30 Students are expected to attend

For further information, please contact:

Valerie Wesner, Science Teacher Specialist
443 223 5975

Three basic required forms are required for all secondary projects
  1. Interactive Intel ISEF 2016 Forms

  2. Checklist for Adult Sponsor

  3. Student Checklist (1A) and Research Plan

  4. Approval Form (1B)

Special secondary forms

  1. Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form (1C)

  2. Qualified Scientist Form (2)

  3. Risk Assessment Form (3)

  4. Human Subjects Form (4)
  5. Sample Informed Consent Form
  6. Vertebrate Animal Form (5A) and (5B)

  7. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form (6A)

  8. Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)

  9. Continuation Projects Form (7)

Find out what forms your project needs

ISEF Rules Wizard/Guidelines