DCSS Student Science Fair Timeline
Critical Dates Item/Event Description
Friday, August 24, 2012 Deadline for students to return their SIGNED parent permission
Friday, August 31, 2012 Deadline for logbook purchase.
Monday, September 10, Topic Deadline/Topic Approval.
2012 Checkpoint #1 Worksheet Due
Monday, September 17, Last day for students to begin background research
Wednesday, September 19, Final day for the construction of a Hypothesis (teacher should
Friday, September 21st, Deadline for 3 STATE required forms
2012 (checklist for adult sponsor, research plan 1A, approval plan 1B)
Friday, September 21, 2012 Checkpoint #2 Worksheet Due (Required County Grade)
Friday, September 21, 2012 Final day for the development of the initial experiment plan
(teacher should approve)
Monday, September 25, Final day for students to begin experiment
Wednesday, October 17, Rough Draft Due (including cover-page, partial abstract
2012 (excluding results), table of contents, introduction, background
information, hypothesis, procedures, and materials. Students
should exclude results from experiment, as they may still be
Friday, November 30, 2012 All Science Fair experimentation should be done
Monday, December 3, 2012 During this time: Tri-Panel Display, logbook and formal report
to Friday, December 21, are due to teachers, all projects should be presented to the class,
2012 and graded as well.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Individual School Science Fairs
to Wednesday, January 16, (schools may decide on December dates, if they wish)
Friday, January 18, 2013 Projects may be set up at the annex on this afternoon if students
are unable to do it on the morning of Jan. 22nd.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Set-up, judging and interviews at the Annex (unless otherwise
Thursday, January 24, Douglas County School System Science Fair Award Ceremony and
2013 Project Removal
Friday, February 8, 2013 University of West Georgia Regional Science Fair