Google Science Fair
Fall 2018 (Google Drive Presentation and Slide Show or YouTube video)
- The Google Science Fair is a global online competition for students aged 13 to 18. Participation in this competition is highly recommended for all eligible seniors.
- Register at googlesciencefair.com on your own or in teams of 2 or 3. You will be asked to input your Google account email address and password. If you do not have a Google account registered using your real name, make one.
- Get a parent's permission to enter. You will need to provide Google with your parent's email. If your parent does not have an email address, you can still register while you wait for your parent to get one.
- Submissions are done using a "project site builder" — basically a template that creates a Google Drive Presentation. Work from the original files you used to create the research paper, poster, and/or PowerPoint you entered into previous competitions. Copy, paste, and modify as needed.
- In addition, students need to create a slide show produced using Google Slides or a video uploaded to YouTube. The official rules say that this part is optional, but this part is required for all participating Midwood students. Slide shows must not exceed 20 slides. Videos must be shorter than 2 minutes.
- Set your documents, presentations, and videos to public so the judges can view them.
- Read the official rules [outdated link] carefully. As always, there are restrictions on projects involving people, animals, biological agents, animal tissues, and hazardous chemicals.
- Human data may only come from pre-existing, publicly available resources; behavioral observations in unrestricted, public settings; or have been recorded in an anonymous/de-identified format.
- Animal data may only come from pre-existing, publicly available resources; observations of behavior in the natural environment; or observations in a university laboratory.
- Only data from organisms in Biosafety Level 1 and lower may be used.
- Only data from established cell and tissue cultures may be used. Meat from a food store, restaurant, or packing house is also allowed.
- No project may involve usage or handling of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals with a safety level of 2 or above are not permitted. The use of carcinogens of any category is strictly banned. Consult an MSDS database for more info.
- Don't mention any brand names or show any company or product logos.
- All photos, videos, and music must be original. Google will know if you obtained any of these items from "the internet".
- Final submission must be approved and witnessed by Mr. Elert on or before Fall 2018.
- 90 Regional Finalists will be announced unknown date.
- 20 Global Finalists will be announced unknown date.
- Finalist and Event Winners will be announced unknown date.