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our Science Fair!

Acellus Science Fair Girl

Conduct fun, engaging, & educational
scientific research.

Solve real-world problems using
the scientific method.

Enter the Acellus Science Fair

The submission window for the 2022 Acellus Science Fair is closed.
Now is the time to begin planning your project for next year!

How To Enter:

1. Choose a question that you can answer through experimentation.
Think about problems that could be solved with science. It is important to have your question ask what you want to find out, so be very specific. This will help you form ideas and conduct your research in an efficient way.

2. Formulate a hypothesis
A hypothesis is a prediction of what you think the answer to your question will be. You should NOT just guess when making a hypothesis. You should formulate your hypothesis based on what you have learned from your research. A well-formulated hypothesis makes a prediction that can be tested and is a starting point for further investigation.

3. Conduct the experiment that will prove or disprove your hypothesis.
Talk to your parents about your plans for experimenting and remember to be safe. Carefully document each step of your experimentation, keeping track of measurements and other important details, so that you don’t end up with incomplete information. You may want to create charts or graphs to better show your data.

4. Analyze the data from your experimentation and draw your conclusions.
Compile your findings and look at what you have learned from your project, including studying the data in any charts or graphs that you have made. Were you able to prove or disprove your hypothesis?  Did you find a clear answer to your question?  Is there further experimentation that you could do in this area?  If you feel like your findings are incomplete, you may want to plan and conduct another experiment to better answer your question. With the scientific method, there is no limit to how many times you can start over and do another project, but be sure to keep track of every step that you take. It is perfectly fine to report that your hypothesis was wrong, especially if you can explain why based on your experimentation.

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5. Prepare a short video presentation of your project.

All content shown in your video must be original. Do not copy or reproduce the work of someone else. Your video should include the following:

– State your question and the hypothesis that you formulated, including research to support your hypothesis.

– Explain and/or demonstrate how you were able to prove or disprove your hypothesis using experimentation.

– Show the results of your experiment and the conclusions that you have made. Present any charts, graphs, or other items that help explain your results. Be sure to point out any evidence that is available to support your findings.

6. Submit your video
Upload your video to the Acellus Science Fair page in Acellus Neighbors. Students can also access the Science Fair page by logging into their student account in Acellus, then clicking the Science Fair icon. In addition to your video, please provide a comment that includes a write-up describing your project. Your comment and video will be reviewed by our judges.

Requirements & Eligibility:

1. Only submissions from individual students are allowed. Submissions from teams or multiple students will not be accepted.

2. Students must be at least 5 years of age to participate.

3. Each project must be submitted no later than April 27, 2022.

Rules for Safety:

1. Safety always comes first. Make sure you have adult supervision.

2. Do not touch, taste, or inhale chemicals or chemical solutions.

3. Respect all forms of life. Animals may not be used in experiments that my cause harm or danger to them in any way. Do not perform an experiment that will harm yourself or another person.

4. Always wash your hands after doing an experiment.

5. Dispose of waste products safely.

6. Any projects that involve drugs, firearms, explosives, or illegal behavior are NOT permitted.

7. Use safety when browsing the Internet! NEVER write to anyone online without consulting an adult. Be sure to let your parent (or other adult supervisor) know about what websites you will be visiting.

Awards and Recognition:

Science Fair Awards

After the submission deadline, science fair entries are judged and awards are presented for winning projects. Special emphasis is given to projects that demonstrate use of the scientific method to explore original ideas with real-world applicability.

2021 Science Fair Winners:

Group A: Ages 5-10

• 1st Place – Cindi Daisy
• 2nd Place – Peter Stark
• 3rd Place – Gideon Stevenson
• Honorable Mention – Matteo Indra De Riz
• Honorable Mention – Benjamin McKinney

Group B: Ages 11-13

• 1st Place – Landon Soo Hoo
• 2nd Place – Alvin Abbot
• 3rd Place – Licia Uma De Riz
• Honorable Mention – Evan Marks
• Honorable Mention – Alejandra Nivar

Group C: Ages 14-18

• Grand Prize – Ethan Simon
• 1st Place – Quinn Bradin
• 2nd Place – Arnav Vijay Revankar
• 3rd Place – Alexander Paul Houser
• Honorable Mention – Donna Vanderwerken

Naval Science Award

The Acellus Science Fair participates in the Naval Science Award Program (NSAP), which is administered by the Office of Naval Research. NSAP is a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps program that encourages our nation’s students to develop and retain an interest in science and engineering.

NSAP will recognize the accomplishments of eligible students at the Acellus Science Fair in producing and presenting quality science and engineering projects. Award recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

High School (9-12):

High school students in grades nine through twelve, competing as individuals, are eligible for certificates and awards. Each senior individual project award recipient (Grades 9-12) will receive the following:

• Letter of Congratulations
• ONR Medallion
• Naval Science Award Certificate
• $50 Gift Card

Middle School (6-8):

Middle school students in grades eight and below are eligible for certificates of accomplishment. No monetary awards are issued to middle school students. Each junior individual project award recipient (Grades 6-8) will receive the following:

• Letter of Congratulations
• ONR Medallion
• Naval Science Award Certificate

Enter the Acellus Robot Dance Contest

The submission window for the 2022 Acellus Robot Dance Contest is closed.
Now is the time to begin planning your dance for next year!

How To Enter:

1. Complete the Robotics Dance Programming Acellus Course
To enter the contest, you must first complete the Robotics Dance Programming Acellus course. In this STEM mini-course you will learn how to program the Acellus AC-D2 STEM Robot to perform dance moves. The coding skills that you learn in this course will also prepare you for more in-depth STEM coding in the future.

2. Program an Original Dance for Your AC-D2 Robot to Perform
Using the programming skills that are taught throughout the Robotics Dance Programming Acellus course, program your robot to perform an original dance. You can try different dance moves and make adjustments and additions to your dance as many times as you want, until you finally feel like you have programmed the perfect dance to enter into the contest.

3. Film Your AC-D2 Robot Dancing to Your Program
When you feel like you are ready for your robot to perform, film the robotics dance that you have worked so hard to prepare! Although it is not required, you are welcome to dress up your robot in a dancing costume or create a stage.

4. Submit Your Video
Once you are happy with your robotics dance video, upload your video to the Acellus Science Fair page in Acellus Neighbors. Students can also access the Science Fair page by logging into their student account in Acellus, then clicking the Science Fair icon. In addition to your video, please provide a comment that includes a write-up about your submission. Your comment and video will be reviewed by our judges.

Requirements & Eligibility:

1. Only submissions from individual students are allowed. Submissions from teams or multiple students will not be accepted.

2. To enter the contest, students must have an AC-D2 STEM robot.

3. Students must be at least 5 years of age to participate.

4. Each robot dance video must be submitted no later than April 27, 2022.

 

Awards & Recognitions:

Robot Dance Contest Awards

The Robotic Dance Programming Contest develops students’ coding skills in a fun competition which involves critical thinking and problem-solving. After the submission deadline, awards will be presented for the winning entires.

2021 Robot Dance Contest Winners:

• 1st Place – Myla Clemetsen
• 2nd Place – Megan Alves
• 3rd Place – Hannah Parada

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Students MUST submit their project in the format of a video. Video entries for the Acellus Science Fair Contest and the Acellus Robot Dance Programming Contest can be submitted to our judges by posting them in the comments at the bottom of the Acellus Neighbors Science Fair page, as either a video file or a URL link.  You are also able to post a short description about your video.

Students must be at least 5 years of age to participate. The judging will be categorized by age.

No, the Acellus Science Fair is an online event! Students are able to enter a project entry in the form of a video. We accept submissions from Acellus students internationally!

All Acellus students are welcome to enter the Science Fair! This event is not limited to a certain school, but is open to all students on Acellus.

Only submissions from individual students are allowed. Submissions from teams or multiple students will not be accepted.

We will be awarding prizes to the winners of the Acellus Science Fair Contest and the winners of the Acellus Robot Dance Programming Contest!  Students are encouraged to enter both contests.

Special Note From the Judges:

Outstanding projects demonstrate a contribution to science.  Projects of this caliber indicate that the student behind the project could have an impact on technology in the future.  Any projects that encourage advancement in science will be given extra consideration for recognition in this competition.