Science Fair Project Ideas

It’s time to start thinking of ideas for the science fair this year. The best ideas are when you think of a problem. Whether the problem is around the home, your neighborhood, school, or state; think of a way to solve that problem and test it. These are the types of projects that do very well with the judges.

To get started, look through the pages on How to start a science fair project and explore the internet, professionals, library, etc for more information. Good luck.

Our State Library has a maker space workshop that offers free resources to teachers, students to sign out. Check our links to the right.

Fall Teacher Meeting

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Our fall meeting is Oct 11,2018 at 4:00 pm At Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)  Blocker 212 – meeting followed by supper and then quick special sessions on: resources, your Questions,  and statistics.

INNOVATION CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY THE US PATENT OFFICE

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WORKSHOP FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATORS (grades 4-20)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, 2018   8:00 am – 3:30 pm HACC Harrisburg  

Cost $30.00 (includes coffee & lunch and ACT 48 credit)

ACT 48 CREDIT ( 7.5 hrs.)

Also available will be breakout sessions on STEM resources including:

STATE LIBRARY MAKER SPACE – Technology available for science classroom use

RESEARCH RESOURCES – professional and government publications and experiment ideas and protocol

GO TO TEACHER TAB ON RIGHT AND CLICK ON WORKSHOPS FOR REGISTRATION FORM AND FLYER INFORMATION

Mark Your Calendars: The date for the fall teacher meeting is October 11 it will be at 4 in Blocker 212 at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).

ISEF May 13-18, 2018

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Intel ISEF adventure begins Sunday May 13, 2018 for our 4 Grand Champion Finalists! Follow along on FB for photos of their projects and activities throughout the week. Most of all, we wish them the best at ISEF and to enjoy their week! Come visit next Thursday, May 17th on Public Day and meet the 1800 finalists from over 80 countries around the world…..It can be a life changing experience!

Congratulations to our ISEF FINALISTS!

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April Pivonka, Grade 12, “Optimizing Hydroponic Plant Growth and Energy Usage with LED Spectral Manipulation”,  Camp Hill High School

Wyatt Howe, Grade 12, “A Practical Cryptosystem with Provable Security”, Hershey High School

Alec Warren, Grade 11, “Autonomous Intersection: Creating And Simulating An Intersection Without Traffic Lights”, Harrisburg Academy

Zoe Timothy, Grade 12, “Pharmaceutical Identification and Purification”, Susquenita High School

                            

CASEF 2018 Grand Champion Finalists

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Senior Division:

SR-MH-020  “Should Doctors be Aware of Inter-Arm Blood Pressure Differences in Their Patients?”
Harrisburg Academy

Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia

Maci Wert, Grade 11

SR-EV -003 “Optimizing Hydroponic Plant Growth and Energy Usage with LED Spectral Manipulation”

                             Camp Hill High School

                             Sponsor: Amy Diehl                     GRAND CHAMPION

                             April Pivonka, Grade 12

SR-MT-001 “A Practical Cryptosystem with Provable Security”

                             Hershey High School

                             Sponsor: Jason Sibbach GRAND CHAMPION

                             Wyatt Howe, Grade 12

SR-CP-005 “Autonomous Intersection: Creating And Simulating An Intersection Without Traffic Lights”

   Harrisburg Academy

                           Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia GRAND CHAMPION

                           Alec Warren, Grade 11

SR-EN-015 “Pulling the Plug on World Problems: Creating an Inexpensive and Frictionless Wind Turbine

                            to Power the World”

                            Cumberland Valley High School

                            Sponsor: Mike Floreck GRAND CHAMPION ALTERNATE

                            Dev Lochen, Grade 9

SR-MH-004 “Pharmaceutical Identification and Purification”

                              Susquenita High School

                              Sponsor: Kathy Becker GRAND CHAMPION

                               Zoe Timothy, Grade 12

SR-AN-003 “Planariidae as a Model System for Studying Neurological Aspects of Allergy Response: Year Two of an Ongoing Study”

                             Central Dauphin High School

                             Sponsor: Scott Fields

                             Cheyna Warner, Grade 10

SR-CH-005 “Power the future: producing gas by using curcumin solution and formic acid”

   Harrisburg Academy

                           Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia

                           Zishan Li, Grade 10

 

Junior Division:

JR-PH-016 “Cell Phone Radiation: Health Hazard?”

   Cumberland Valley Good Hope Middle School’

                            Sponsor: Heather Castle SECOND RUNNER-UP GRAND CHAMPION

                            Parimala Rajesh, Grade 7

JR-CH-017 “Decaf or Not Decaf: That is the Question”

                           St. Theresa School

                           Sponsor: Michelle Banks

                           Ben Frantz, Grade 7

JR-CH-018 “How Cool Are You?”

                           St. Theresa School, Grade 8

                           Sponsor: Michelle Banks GRAND CHAMPION

                           Heather Seubert

JR-BC-004-T “The Effect of Light Pollution on the Glucose Production of Aquatic Plants”

                                 Mechanicsburg Area Middle School

                                 Sponsor: Brian Chubb

                                 Kelsea Rae Harshbarger & Jackie Rae Wyszynski, Grade 7

JR-AN-004-T “Tick Talk”

                                Camp Hill Middle School

                                Sponsor: Amy Diehl FIRST RUNNER-UP GRAND CHAMPION

                                Anna Lentz, Grade 8

 

To Find Project Numbers

To Find Project Number:
Log into stemwizard accounts, click on first milestone, and under project information you should be able to see the assigned number.  If there is a problem or question, please ask your school’s fair contact person. CASEF will not answer individual student/parent questions.  ALL concerns will be addressed via the sponsor and/or school fair directors.
Please refer to www.casef.org or https://casef.stemwizard.com for the latest information updates.
 
Please DO NOT CALL HACC, the information desk has NO CASEF details.

Final details of the registration process

The Category Selection Committee has completed the process of reviewing each entry.  Students who need to correct or submit an omission have be notified via STEMWIZARD.

ALL ITEMS MUST BE ADDRESSED BY FEBRUARY 3rd.
Failure to make the necessary corrections will result in disqualification.
It is also important to check the spelling of student names and proper spelling and grammar of project titles. The information will be printed in the program and on awards as entered in STEMWIZARD. We will not reissue awards for spelling errors.
The title and abstract will be available to the judges PRIOR to judging.  It is the FIRST IMPRESSION the judge will have of the project.  Please take a few minutes to review the abstract and title prior to February 3.
PLEASE BE ADVISED STEMWIZARD EDITING ACCESS WILL CLOSE 12:01am FEBRUARY 4th.  
Project numbers will be assigned AFTER the February 3rd deadline for corrections and omissions.
The assigning of a project number is verification the project has been accepted into the fair.  An email will be sent via STEMWIZARD advising the project numbers have been assigned.  It is up to the student and teacher to look up the number in STEMWIZARD.
NO NUMBER MEANS DISQUALIFIED FOR FAILURE TO MAKE CORRECTIONS BY DEADLINE
Lastly, the HACC photo release form is on www.casef.org  It must also be presented in hard copy at registration. Students who do not have the release cannot be permitted to participate. Given the scope of the event, we have no way of identifying students who decline the photo release. Therefore, it is a condition of participation. Please advise your sponsor if this changes the status of participation.
Thank you for your careful consideration to these final details of the registration process.