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LAST YEAR’S DIVISION MATH & SCIENCE FAIR (2017)

 Science:

Contest Category Participants

Science Investigatory
Project (SIP) – Team JHS Top 2 winners
and/or Individual
1 teacher representative
Elementary Level
Strategic Intervention per school
Material (SIM) 1 teacher representative
JHS Level per school
1 representative per grade
Elementary Level (4,5 and 6) level per school
Science Quiz
1 representative per grade
JHS Level (7, 8, 9 and 10) level per school
Elementary Level 1 representative per school
Poster Making Contest
JHS Level 1 representative per school
1 representative per Patrol
per school (1 for Water
Elementary Patrol Gr. 3 or 4; and
1 for Power Patrol Gr. 5
or 6)
SciDama 1 representative per
school per grade level:
JHS Gr. 7 Electro Sci-Dama
Gr. 8 Sci-Notation Sci-Dama
Gr. 9 THI Sci-Dama
Gr. 10 Thermo Sci-Dama

 Math:

Contest Category Participants

Math Jingle Elementary Level 1 representative per school

Math Sayaw JHS Level 1 representative per school


1 representative each:
Gr. 1 or 2 - Counting
Elementary Gr. 3 or 4 - Whole
DaMath Gr. 5 or 6 - Fraction
1 representative per Grade
JHS Level Level
(Gr. 7-10)

The research plan and scientific research paper must follow the format specified
in the ISEF Rules and DepED Memorandum No. 176, s. 2016 which can be
downloaded from http://deped.in/llcreport. All research projects from the
school must undergo peer, teacher and expert evaluation.

The required research forms and manuscripts, copies of SIMs (Soft and Hard
copy), and the Official List of Contestants and Coaches shall be submitted to the
Division Office on or before _____________. Forms can be downloaded from
http://deped.in/llcreport. The following documents are enclosed for
information and guidance of all concerned:

Enclosure No. 1 – Mechanics for Science Investigatory Project;


Enclosure No. 2 – Format of Research Paper;
Enclosure No. 3 – Project Evaluation Form;
Enclosure No. 4 – Mechanics for the Science Quiz;
Enclosure No. 5 – Criteria for Strategic Intervention Material;
Enclosure No. 6 – Criteria for the Poster Making Contest;
Enclosure No. 7 – Mechanics & Criteria for Math Jingle & Math Sayaw
Enclosure No. 8 – Rules for SciDama & DaMath;

Enclosure No. 1 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

MECHANICS FOR SCIENCE INVESTIGATORY PROJECT

1. The competitions will be conducted among Elementary and Secondary School students from
both public and private schools. The first place winners in each of the categories at the
School level shall represent to the Division Level Science Fair as approved by the Division
Scientific Review Committee (SRC).

2. The competition will start at the school level advancing to the division, regional, national
then to the international levels.

3. The participation of Secondary school/s in the Division Level Science Fair shall be clustered
into two types: life science, physical science.
Life Science (LS) Physical Science (PS)
Individual Team Individual Team
Project Project Project Project

4. The following are the forms and manuscripts to be submitted in all levels of the
competition:

A. RESEARCH PLAN
B. FORMS for all the projects
a. Checklist for Adult Sponsor B.
b. Student Checklist (lA)
c. Research Plan (NOTE: No need to attach the Research Plan Instructions)
d. Approval Form (lB)
e. Regulated Research Institutional/Industrial Setting Form (lC)
C. FORMS depending on the type of research (e.g involving humans, vertebrate animals,
hazardous chemicals, etc.)
a. Qualified Scientist Form (2)
b. Risk Assessment Form (3)
c. Human Participants Form (4)
d. Human Informed Consent Form
e. Vertebrate Animal Form (SA)
f. Vertebrate Animal Form (SB)
g. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment Form (6A)
h. Human and Vertebrae Animal Tissue Form (6B)
i. Continuation Project Form (7)
D. Abstract (Maximum of 250 words) The abstract should include the following:
a. Purpose of the experiment
b. Procedure
c. Data conclusion
E. The abstract may NOT include the following:
a. Acknowledgement
b. Work of procedures done by the mentor
F. Research Paper (Include the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References)
G. Project Evaluation Form
H. Scanned copy of the log book

5. Winners must be certified by the division SRC to join in the division-level fair.

6. The Top Winner for each category should be officially endorsed to the division office for the
division-level.

7. The science research projects must conform with international rules published by the Intel
International Rules for Pre-College Science Research: Guidelines for Science and
Engineering Fair 2018. Each project is expected to have a Research Adviser or a Scientific
Review Committee (SRC).
Ethics Statement. Scientific fraud and misconduct is not condoned at any level of research
or competition. Plagiarism, use or presentation of other research's work as one's own and
fabrication of data will not be tolerated. Fraudulent projects are disqualified from the
competition.

8. The Exhibit

9. Display and Safety Regulations


The project display using sets of any paper or board summarizes the research project
and must focus on the proponent's work for this year's study, and if applicable, with only
minimal reference to previous research. Tarpaulins will not be used in the Science and
Technology Fair in support of the environmental advocacy of the government in reducing
the consumption of non-biodegradable or non-recyclable materials.

The safety regulations that must be adhered to should be consistent with the
guidelines found on page 24 of the ISEF guidelines
(http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/rulesandguidelines).

The following items should be seen in the project display: Abstract, Background,
Objectives, Significance, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, 4

Recommendations, Bibliography and if applicable, Photo Credits (including


illustrations and graphics). Note that a proponent should not include his/ her face in the
project's procedure/ illustration in the display.

10. Requirements for presentation by the Project Proponent/s to the BOJ during the exhibit are
the following:
Copy of the required forms
Copy of the research write-up
Project data book or student journal complete with dates of entry, number of
pages, and all other details (Refer also at ISEF Student Handbook website:
https: //member.societyforscience.org.

Enclosure No. 2 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017


FORMAT OF RESEARCH PAPER

Investigatory papers that were reviewed by the national SRCs in the past years
were found
to have inadequacies in the content, particularly in the areas cited below. To ensure that
the investigatory papers are of good quality, students must adhere to the guidelines
shown below.

These can be found in the Guidelines and in the Student Handbook and Research
Plan Instructions published in the website (https://www.societyforscience.org).

I. Research Plan:

(This is compiled separately from the rest of the investigatory paper): All projects
should include the following:

A. Question or Problem being addressed


B. Goals /Expected Outcomes /Hypotheses
C. Description in detail of method or procedures (The following are important
and key items that should be included when formulating ANY AND ALL
research plans.)
• Procedures: Detail all procedures and experimental design to be used for data
collection.
• Data Analysis: Describe the procedures to be used to analyze the data/results that
answer research questions or hypotheses.
D. Bibliography: List at least five (5) major references (e.g. science journal
articles, books, internet sites) from your literature review. If you plan to use
vertebrate animals, one of these references must be an animal care reference.
II. Project Data Book:

A project data book is your most treasured piece of work. Accurate and detailed
notes make a logical and winning project. Good notes show consistency and
thoroughness to the judges and will help you when writing your research paper. Data
tables are also helpful. They may be a little 'messy' but be sure the quantitative data
recorded is accurate and that units are included in the data tables. Make sure you date
each entry.

III. Research Paper:

A research paper should be prepared and available along with the project data
book and any necessary forms or relevant written materials. A research paper helps
organize data as well as thoughts. A good paper includes the following sections.

a) Title Page and Table of Contents:

The title page and table of contents allows the reader to follow the
organization of the paper quickly.

b) Introduction:
The introduction sets the scene for your report. The introduction includes
the purpose, your hypothesis, problem or engineering goals, an explanation of
what prompted your research, and what you hoped to achieve.

c) Materials and Methods:

Describe in detail the methodology you used to collect data, make


observations, design apparatus, etc. Your research paper should be detailed
enough so that someone would be able to repeat the experiment from the
information in your paper. Include detailed photographs or drawings of self-
designed equipment. Only include this year's work.

d) Results:

The results include data and analysis. This should include statistics,
graphs, pages with your raw collected data, etc.

e) Discussion:

This is the essence of your paper. Compare your results with theoretical
values, published data, commonly held beliefs, and/ or expected results. Include
a discussion of possible errors. How did the data vary between repeated
observations of similar events? How were your results affected by uncontrolled
events? What would you do differently if you repeated this project? What other
experiments should be conducted?

f) Conclusions:

Briefly summarize your results. State your findings in relationships of one


variable with the other. Support those statements with empirical data (one
average compared to the other average, for example). Be specific, do not
generalize. Never introduce anything in the conclusion that has not already been
discussed. Also mention practical applications.

g) Acknowledgements:

You should always credit those who have assisted you, including
individuals, businesses and educational or research institutions. However,
acknowledgments listed on a project board are a violation of D & S Display rules
and must be removed.

h) References/Bibliography:

Your reference list should be written based on the Chicago Manual of


Style. For more information, you may visit the websites below:

- http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
- http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php

IV. Abstract:

After finishing research and experimentation, an abstract should be written. This


needs to be a maximum of 250 words on one page. It should include the a) purpose of
the experiment, b) procedures used, c) data, and conclusions. It also may include any
possible research applications. Only minimal reference to previous work may be
included. The abstract must focus on work done in the current year and should not
include a) acknowledgments, or b) work or procedures done by the mentor. See below
for examples of award winning abstracts. See page 27 of the International Rules for the
proper formatting of an Official Intel ISEF Abstract and Certification. Please Note: The
official abstract form is only for those participating in ISEF. This form may not be
required for other levels of competition.

Enclosure No. 3 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017


NSTF Board of Judges (BOJ)
Project Evaluation Form
Title of Research Project :
________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________
Project Proponent/s :
________________________________________________________________
School :
________________________________________________________________
Project Category: ( ) Life Science ( ) Physical Science
( ) Team ( ) Individual

CATEGORY SCORE
1. Creative Ability (30)

1. Does the project show creative ability and originality in the:


a. questions asked?
b. approach to solving the problem?
c. analysis of the data?
d. interpretation of the data?
e. use of equipment?
f. construction or design of new equipment
2. Creative research should support an investigation and help answer a
question in an original way.
3. A creative contribution promotes an efficient and reliable method for solving
a problem. When evaluating project, it is important to distinguish between
gadgeteering and ingenuity.

2. a. Scientific Thought (30)

(If an engineering project, please see 2b. Engineering Goals.)


1. Is the problems stated clearly and unambiguously?
2. Was the problem sufficiently limited to allow plausible attack? Good
scientists can identify important problems capable of solutions.
3. Was there a procedural plan for obtaining a solution?
4. Are the variable clearly recognized and defined?
5. If controls were necessary, did the student recognize their need and were
they used correctly?
6. Are there adequate data to support the conclusions?
7. Does the finalist/team recognize the data's limitations?
8. Does the finalist/team understand the project's ties to related research?
9. Does the finalist/team have an idea of what further research is warranted?
10. Did the finalist/team cite scientific literature, or only popular literature (e.g.
local newspapers, magazines)?

b. Engineering Goals
1. Does the project have a clear objective?
2. Is the objective relevant to the potential user's needs?
3. Is the solution: workable? Acceptable to the potential user? Economically
feasible?
4. Could the solution be utilized successfully in design or construction of an end
product?
5. Is the solution a significant improvement over previous alternatives or
application?
6. Has the solution been tested for performances under the conditions of use?
3. Thoroughness (15)

1. Was the purpose carried out to completion within the scope of the original
intent?
2. How completely was the problem covered?
3. Are the conclusions based on a single experiment or replication?
4. How complete are the project notes?
5. Is the finalist/team aware of other approaches or theories?
6. How much time did the finalist or team spend on the project?
7. Is the finalist/team familiar with scientific literature in the studied field?
8. Are the relevant details (including the pages and dates) of the experiment
recorded in the research data logbook?

4. Skill (15)

1. Does the finalist/team have the required laboratory, computation,


observational and design skills to obtain the supporting data?
2. Where was the project performed (i.e. home, school laboratory, university
laboratory) Did the student or team receive assistance from parents,
teachers, scientists or engineers?
3. Was the project completed under adult supervision, or did the student/team
work largely alone?
4. Where did the equipment come from? Was it built independently by the
finalist or team? Was it obtained on loan? Was it part of a laboratory where
the finalist/team worked?

5. Clarity (10)

1. How clearly does the finalist or team discuss his/her/their project and
explain the purpose, procedure, and conclusions? Watch out for memorized
speeches that reflect little understanding of principles.
2. Does the written material reflect the finalist's or team's understanding of the
research?
3. Are the important phases of the project presented in an orderly manner?
4. How clearly is the data presented?
5. How clearly are the results presented?
6. How well does the project display explain the project?
7. Was the presentation done in a forthright manner, without tricks or gadgets?
8. Did the finalist/team perform all the project work, or did someone help?

TOTAL

Signature over printed name of the members of the board of judges

_______________________ ______________________

_______________________
Enclosure No. 4 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

MECHANICS FOR THE SCIENCE QUIZ

1. There shall be four (4) rounds for all categories: Easy, Average, Difficult and
Clincher. There shall be ten (10) easy questions, five (5) average questions and five
(5) difficult questions. All contestants shall answer all questions in the 3 rounds.
Each correct answer in every round will be given corresponding points, to wit:
Easy - 1 point
Average - 2 points
Difficult - 3 points
2. Each contestant shall be provided with chalk and Show Me Board.
3. Each question must be answered within the time allocated for it. Ten (10) seconds
for non-computational and thirty (30) seconds for computational.
4. The quizmaster shall read each question twice and the time shall start only after the
quizmaster says, "go."
5. The contestants may begin to answer only after the quizmaster says “go”
6. The contestant must write his/her final answer on the “Show Me Board”. If a
contestant wishes to change his/her answer, the former answer should be crossed-
out and the final answer encircled.
7. All answers must be spelled correctly to be considered correct. If the answer is a
proper noun, capitalization of the first letter of the word is also a basis in declaring
the answer, correct.
8. Questions shall indicate the number of significant figures for numerical answers. Use
of calculators shall NOT be allowed.
9. After, the time limit has expired, each contestant must show his/her answer to the
audience/judges before the quizmaster reads the correct answer. The proctors shall
read and acknowledge whether the answer of each contestant is correct or not.
10. If the proctor cannot determine the validity of an answer, the Board of Judges must
decide on the matter. The decision of the Board of Judges is FINAL.
11. Solutions may be checked by the Board of Judges, if needed.
12. The total score of a contestant after three rounds shall be his/her score.
13. The contestant with the highest final score shall be declared as the first place winner,
the second highest, second place winner, the third highest as the third place winner
and so on.
14. In case of a tie, a Clincher Round shall be played. It shall be a knockout system
between or among the contestants with equal scores until a winner emerges. The
first one who can answer correctly will be the winner.
15. The duly registered coach of the contestant is the only person authorized to file a
protest. All protests should be referred to the Board of Judges before the quizmaster
reads the next question. No protest shall be entertained by the Board of Judges when
the quizmaster started reading the next question.
16. Any DepED personnel related by affinity or consanguinity (up to the third degree) to
any contestant shall be disqualified in any of the committees involved in the
planning and preparation of questions for the quiz nor can they act as coach of any
contestant.
17. Any violation of the aforementioned rules shall cause the disqualification of the
contestant concerned.
Enclosure No. 5 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

CRITERIA FOR STRATEGIC INTERVENTION MATERIAL


Rating
AREA Percentage Factor Score
(a) (b) (a x b / 4)
1. SUB-TASKING - 15%
• Competency-based 5%
• Bloom's Taxonomy Followed 6%
• SMAR-C 4%
2. CONGRUENCE - 15%
• Activities in line with content and skills 5%
• Assessment in tune with content and skills 10%
3. USABILITY/FUNCTIONALITY - 45%
• Language 3%
• Title Card 2%
• Guide Card 4%
• Activity Card 14%
• Assessment Card 4%
• Enrichment Card 4%
• Reference Card 4%
• Answer Card 2%
• Packaging 8%
4. REPLICABILITY - 25%
• Validated before classroom use 5%
• Developed material based on least learned
5%
competency
• Material used improved mastery level 10%
• Handy and easy to copy 3%
• Cost 2%
TOTAL SCORE 100%

Rating Factor:
1 – Least Evident
2 – Moderately Evident
3 – Evident
4 – Very Evident
Enclosure No. 6 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

CRITERIA FOR THE POSTER MAKING CONTEST


This Poster Making Contest is part of the Division Level Science and Technology
Fair to involve the artistically inclined Learners and promote awareness in Science and
Technology.
A. MECHANICS:
1. The Poster Making Contest is participated by the first place winner of every school in
following categories: Elementary, and Junior High School
2. The size of the poster should be 11” x 17” which will be provided by the contestant
3. All other needed materials must also be provided by the participants during the
contest day such as: Pencil, CrayPas, Permanent Marker and other materials
4. The poster must be done on the spot and must be completed within the allotted time
of two (2) hours. The theme will be announced during the contest.
5. The product will be judged based on the following criteria:

% Rating Score
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 (a) (b) (a x
b/4)
Focused on Focused on There was
Did not use
getting the getting the some focus
the time to
poster done poster done on getting
focus on the
in less than in two the poster
Use of Time poster OR 10
two hours. hours. done but
often
Never Never occasionally
distracted
distracted distracted distracted
others.
others. others. others.
One or two
Several of the
of the
graphics used
graphics The
on the poster
used on the graphics are
reflect a
poster made by the No graphics
exceptional
Graphics - reflect student, but made by the
degree of 20
Originality student are based on student are
student
creativity in the designs included.
creativity in
their or ideas of
their creation
creation others.
and/or
and/or
display.
display.
All graphics
are related
All graphics
to the topic Graphics do
are related to All graphics
and most not relate to
the topic and relate to the
make it the topic
make it easier topic. Most
easier to OR several
Graphics - to borrowed
understand. borrowed 30
Relevance understand. graphics
All graphics do
All borrowed have a
borrowed not have a
graphics have source
graphics source
a source citation.
have a citation.
citation.
source
citation.
The poster
The poster is The poster
The poster is
exceptionally is
is attractive distractingly
attractive in acceptably
Attractive- in terms of messy or
terms of attractive 20
ness design, very poorly
design, though it
layout and designed. It
layout, and may be a bit
neatness. is not
neatness. messy.
attractive.

Most
Most
Graphics are graphics
graphics are
all in focus are in focus
in focus and Many
and the and the
the content graphics are
Graphics - content easily content
easily not clear or 20
Clarity viewed and easily
viewed and are too
identified viewed and
identified small.
from 6 ft. identified
from 4 ft.
away. from 6 ft.
away.
away.
TOTAL SCORE
Enclosure No. 7 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

 MATH JINGLE
Contest Mechanics:

1. Only bona fide pupils from Grades 1 - 6 are qualified to join the contest.
a. Each school is required to submit one (1) entry only.
b. Each group shall consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 pupils.
2. Performance will be given a time limit of 3 to 5 minutes including the entrance
and exit. A point shall be deducted for every exceeding minute.
3. The lyrics shall be in any medium but preferably in English.
4. Each groups shall submit 5 copies of the lyrics on the day of the competition in a
short sized bondpaper.
5. The winners will be chosen by the panel of judges on the following criteria:
a. Creativity/Originality(of Lyrics) - 30%
b. Musicality - 25%
c. Volume and Blending of the Voice - 20%
d. Stage Presence - 15%
e. Audience Impact - 10%
6. The contestants shall be ranked and the top three (3) winners shall be declared as
winners.
7. The judges’ decision is final and irrevocable.

 MATH SAYAW
Contest Mechanics:

1. Each group will be composed of a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25 dancers


(one group per school).
2. These students will create a series of dance steps using the symbols in
Mathematics.
3. These mathematical symbols are given life through bodily movements and freely
interpreted with music.
4. Each group shall submit 5 copies of the Mathematical symbols used as dance
steps and formations on the day of the competition in a short sized bondpaper.
5. The group will be given a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes
for the whole performance. A point shall be deducted for every exceeding minute.
6. The winners will be chosen by the panel of judges on the following criteria:
a. Mathematical appeal - 40%
(this includes the clarity of symbols interpreted and appeal of steps)
b. Choreography - 25%
(uniqueness of steps and appropriateness to symbol)
c. Synchronization - 25%
d. Costume and Over-all Impact - 10%
7. The contestants shall be ranked and the top three (3) winners shall be declared as
winners.
8. The judges’ decision is final and irrevocable
Enclosure No. 8 to Division Memorandum No. ____, s. 2017

RULES FOR SCI-DAMATH

1. Set the starting position of the chips.

2. Toss a coin to determine which player will have the first ‘move’.

3. Moving a chip means sliding it diagonally in the forward direction only except when
taking an opponent’s chip or if a ‘dama’ chip takes an opponent’s chip.

4. The two players alternately take turns in moving a chip (pass is not allowed). A player
who touches a chip (‘touch move’) is required to move unless it is not possible to do
so. After each ‘move’, a player has to record his or her ‘move’ in a score
sheet (only ONE score sheet will be used by the two players.)

5. Each player is allotted one minute per ‘move’ including the recording of the ‘move’
and the corresponding score in the score sheet. In as much as taking a chip or chips is
mandatory, then the one-minute per ‘move’ does not apply in this situation. In taking
an opponent’s chip, the ‘taker’ chip jumps over ‘taken’ chip and uses any of the four
operation symbols of +, -, x, ÷ where the taker chip lands.

6. A chip is declared ‘dama’ if it stops in any of the following squares of the opposing
player: (1, 0), (3, 0), (5, 0), (7, 0). Similarly, the opposing player’s chip is declared
‘dama’ if it stops in any of the following squares: (0, 7), (2, 7), (4, 7), (6, 7).

7. A ‘dama’ chip can slide diagonally forward or backward in any unoccupied


square as long as no opponent’s chip blocks its path. It could take a chip or chips
whereby its corresponding sum, difference, product, or quotient is doubled. Similarly,
if an ordinary chip takes an opponent’s ‘dama’ chip, its score is also DOUBLED.
Correspondingly, if a ‘dama’ chip takes an opponent’s ‘dama’ chip, then its score is
QUADRUPLED.

8. A ‘taker’ chip can take one chip or more than one chips with the required option to
take the greater number of chips. Between “a ‘dama’ chip taking an opponent’s chip”
and “a chip taking an opponent’s chip”, the former prevails. A ‘taker’ or ‘taken dama’
chip should be identified by encircling it in the scoresheet.

7. The game ends if:


a) the 20-minute game period lapsed;
b) the moves are repetitive;
c) a player has no more chips to move
d) an opponent’s chip is ‘cornered’

8. The remaining chip or chips of the players are to be added to their respective scores.
If the remaining chip is a ‘dama’, then its score is also doubled.

9. The player with the a) least (SciDama) b) greater (DaMath) accumulated total score
wins the game.

No. of No. of
Grade Level Sci-Dama DaMath
Participant Participant
Gr. 1 or 2 -- ---- 1 Counting
Gr. 3 or 4 1 Water Patrol 1 Whole
Gr. 5 or 6 1 Power Patrol 1 Fraction
Gr. 7 1 Electro 1 Integer
Gr. 8 1 Sci-Notation 1 Rational
Gr. 9 1 THI 1 Radical
Gr. 10 1 Thermo 1 Polynomial