Broadneck High School

Science Fair 2015-2016

(Updated Nov 18, 2015)


Welcome to our Science Fair 2015-2016 pages!   The Broadneck Science Fair will be held in the Broadneck Media Center on Thursday December 10, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm.  Students will have the opportunity to set up their projects beginning right after school.  Projects selected at the Broadneck Science Fair will be invited to attend the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at North County High School on Friday March  4 and Saturday March 5, 2016.

There are many rules and guidelines associated with developing a science project and competing in a Science Fair.  These are designed to ensure student and participant safety as well as to set standards for the research taking place.  Overall guidance is provided by the AACPS Science Office as follows:


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 listed below 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






There are forms both for Anne Arundel County and for the International Science and Engineering Fair competitions.   Start with the Anne Arundel County forms:

Registration Card (This is required to compete in the BHS Science Fair AND the AACPS Regional Science Fair)

  1. Complete the Registration Card here (fillable pdf) online.
  2. Do a "Save as" on your computer.
  3. Print a copy of the completed Registration Card.
  4. Have your parent or guardian sign the Registration Card.
  5. Return the completed Registration card to your teacher or Science Department Chairperson at your school in time for the school to meet the county's submission deadline of January 10, 2015.

Abstract (This is also required to compete in the BHS Science Fair AND the AACPS Regional Science Fair)

  1. All students should complete the online abstract form.  After completing the form, students should save a copy for their own records and then click on the link in the abstract form to submit to

Student Information Packet (This is also required to compete in the BHS Science Fair AND the AACPS Regional Science Fair)

  1. Review the information in the Student Information Packet for a great science fair experience.
  2. Print this information for your records.
  3. Please be sure to share this information with your parents.

Students will start their Science Fair "Presentation" adventure at the Broadneck High School Science Fair on Thursday Dec 3 in the Media Center from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Individual teachers will decide which projects from their classes will go to this Science Fair -- with the realization that we have room for only about 30 - 40 projects overall.  To attend this Fair each student must complete and submit (to their teacher) the BHS Science Fair Entry.  Mr. Schwenke and Ms. Savannah will review these forms.  They are due not later than Tuesday December  1st.  Students will be assigned a project display location  (Table #).  They may set up their projects anytime on December 3 until 6:00 pm.

Teachers and Project Mentors will help students with additional required forms.  These depend somewhat on the particular projects that students are doing.   These forms are only required for projects selected at the BHS Science Fair to move on ans compete in the AACPS Regional Science Fair in March 2016.

These basic ISEF forms are required for all high school  projects:

  1. Interactive Checklist for Adult Sponsor     Printed (pdf) version
  2. Interactive Student Checklist (1A) and Research Plan     Printed (pdf) version
  3. Interactive Approval Form (1B)       Printed (pdf) version
  4. Risk Assessment Form (3)     pdf version

Special secondary forms - their use depends on project specifics:

  1. Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form (1C)    pdf version
  2. Qualified Scientist Form (2)    pdf version
  3. Human Subjects Form (4)    pdf version
  4.  Sample Informed Consent Form   pdf version
  5. Vertebrate Animal Form (5A) and (5B)   pdf 5A      pdf 5B
  6. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Form (6A)   pdf form
  7. Human and Vertebrate Animal Tissue Form (6B)   
  8. Continuation Projects Form (7)  

Find out what forms your project needs

  1. ISEF Rules Wizard
  2. Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines



        Key Forms for BHS Fair:

                 BHS Science Fair Entry Form

              AACPS Registration card