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Science Day Resources and Webpages from Ohio State Science Day

The Ohio State Science Day Pages have excellent resources for both STUDENTS and TEACHERS (including complementary Google Classroom). Check it out:

District 5 Science Day 2024 will be an “in-person” event on Saturday, 3/16/2024.




District 5 Science Day


  • Individuals must pay the $30.00 per student fee by credit card.
    • Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Students will access the payment link via ProjectBoard.
    • Please click on the “Payment” square on the right side of your project.
    • From there select the method of payment. This will link you out to pay by credit card.
  • Schools wishing to pay for their students must contact the District Science Director before the February 26, 2024 deadline to confirm the school is paying the student registration fee.
    • The school will need to provide a list of students.
    • Registrations are NOT complete until payment is confirmed.
  • Questions? Contact Dorie Gruber:


Monday, February 26, 2024. No editing after this date, so please plan to complete before February 9th, 2024 so we have time to review forms and return them for correction if necessary.

Use ProjectBoard (not stemwizard):

PLEASE start early. All students are encouraged to start and complete their Science Project using the rubrics, guidance and forms provided in ProjectBoard.

The Ohio Academy of Science provides ProjectBoard for Science Day Projects at no cost.

If all STUDENTS in your school start and complete their project using Project Board, promoting students to District Science Day should be fairly simple.

TEACHERS should create a ProjectBoard account, create a classroom and provide the classroom link to their students. This will allow teachers to use ProjectBoard to supervisor/mentor their students from the very beginning of project planning.

School Fair – ProjectBoard has fair management support – schools may use these features for their local science fair, also at no cost.

Registration must be completed in ProjectBoard. All forms and uploads must be completed and approved by the District before Monday, February 26, 2024, as the District will need time to review forms and return them for correction.

  • For all ISEF forms in one PDF file:
    • You'll find the "Forms only (PDF) link under the "Rules and Guidelines" box.
  • For 2024 - Students will bring their project poster board and no video is needed. If we pivot to online, then a video is recommended.
  • State Science Day will be run virtually and a video is required along with ISEF forms, final report, and an abstract.
  • If your school is paying for registrations, please email to make arrangements.
  • Judging: Teachers, please recruit 2 judges for each 5 students you send to District Science Day - Judging is critical to our success.


QUESTIONS Please email

Your school doesn't have a Science Day?

(For Spring 2024, you may attend District without achieving a Superior at a local fair. Nevertheless – going to a local fair is still a great idea.)

If your school does not run a local Science Day there are several "at large" fairs that will welcome you.

  • In past years, NEOHSTEM actively supported and helped independent students with projects:
  • University School Upper School (accepts grades 5-12) Sunday, January 21, 8:30-1:30. Registration closes on January 4, 2024. (link coming)
  • Check back, here, in October for a list of other "at large" fairs.

Work through ProjectBoard ( and seek approval of your plan and get form sign-off (1, 1a and 1b, etc) before you start experimenting. Your teacher can be your "Adult Sponsor" and help you fill out the forms and get signatures. You can start now, and find a fair in October or November.

  • See the Ohio State Science Day link at top for more information.



View Archived Results from past events (2010-2023).