Science Day 2021
The global pandemic has placed an enormous strain on every aspect of our lives this school year. Due to the social distancing guidelines, we made a decision to cancel the Worthington Science Day for this school year. Bringing students and the community together has been extremely valuable in previous years but remains a difficult endeavor during the 2020-21 school year.
- Science Fair -
The Ohio Academy of Science has devised a plan to help our enthusiastic young scientists in grades 5 - 12 to still participate if they choose to do so. This will allow students to still participate in the Central Ohio District Science Day and possibly the State Science Day through a virtual Science Fair. The deadline for registering for this virtual Science Day is March 1st, 2021. This date is set by the Ohio Academy of Science and cannot be changed by Worthington Schools.
Students choosing to participate in the virtual science fair through the Ohio Academy of Science will still need to complete the ISEF Forms and adhere to all of the rules set by Regeneron ISEF. Any project which involves: 1) Human participant research, 2) Vertebrate animal research, 3) Potentially hazardous biological agents research, or 4) Hazardous chemicals, activities & devices must be pre-approved by an Scientific Review Committee (SRC) before any experimentation can begin.
Worthington Science teachers are still here to help. If you have questions about this virtual science fair, or about your project, please feel free to talk to your science teacher.
- Invention Convention -
At this time, the Invention League is also planning a virtual Invention Convention for the regional and state level competitions. Registration for this free event will be from March 30th - April 30th, 2021. Judging will take place May 9th - 23rd. For more information visit the Invention League website.
- Design Challenge -
Due to the nature of the design challenge, there is not an alternative option for this event at this time.
- Robotics Competition -
An alternative to the robotics competition has not been created. Stay posted for possible solutions.
- Cubing competition -
We do not have an alternative solution for the cubing competition for this school year.
Science Fair: 8:00 am
Invention Convention: 8:00 am
Sumo Robot Competition: 8:00 am
Speed Cubing Competition: 8:00 am
Design Challenge: 9:30 am (Grades K-5) and session 2 at 10:15 am (Grades 6-12)
The Worthington Science Day is designed to help students:
- Learn and practice critical thinking, inquiry, technological design and investigative skills.
- Learn research methods and encourage the development of research techniques - obtain data, keep a research log or notebook, learn graphing and develop conclusions.
- Foster imagination and creative thought.
- Develop organizational skills.
- Work independently as well as in a group.
- Enhance communications skills.
- Meet others interested in science study.
- Earn recognition for academic excellence.
This district wide event is open to students at all buildings and all grade levels (PK-12). There are three options for students to participate:
Science Fair: Students, K-12, conduct an experiment and present the results of their project.
Invention Convention: Students,K-8, recognized for using their creativity and imagination in developing new solutions to everyday problems.
Design Challenge: The K-12 competition provides students the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment.
Cubing Competition: Worthington’s first ever Speed Cube competition offers a free, fun and informal way to test your Rubik’s Cube puzzle solving abilities against other kids. Prizes will be awarded!”