Environmental Challenge

Terra Science and Education has just taken over the Environmental Challenge!

The Environmental Challenge is a science fair and career exploration opportunity designed especially for all Syracuse City School District seventh and eighth grade students.

May 19, 2020 at LeMoyne College

Environmental Challenge encourages:

  • Student projects that support and extend 7/8th grade science curriculum
  • Student research, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking
  • Students to begin exploring science and science-related careers
  • Students to explore and understand the urban environment and its relationship to the global environment

Volunteers and Judges are needed. Without the help of over 100 volunteers, this event could not be possible.

More information regarding judging coming soon!

Rules and Guidelines to Follow

  • Projects should conform to ISEF rules regarding HUMAN SUBJECTS, VERTEBRATE ANIMALS, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL AGENTS, and HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS, ACTIVITIES or DEVICES.
  • The ISEF forms are not required unless projects fall into non-exempt areas of the categories above. ESF Outreach recommends avoiding projects requiring an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects or a Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for Vertebrate Animals, Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents, and Hazardous Chemicals, Activities or Devices.
  • Schools are responsible for all student projects the require IRB and SRC review under ISEF rules. ESF Outreach is unable to review or support projects and the IRB/SRC process.
  • Projects that entail combustion of any sort are strongly discouraged. There should be no demonstrations of combustion/flammability at the Science Fair; it will result in immediate disqualification and confiscation of materials.
  • No liquids or food items should be brought along with projects. (Carrier Dome field rule)

Download the Rubric Here

 

For more information, visit the ESF website or contact Rick Beal (rbeal@terraed.org).

Check out LeMoyne College!