With this post, we ( @steemSTEM ) are initiating the first #sciencefair on Steemit!! We welcome all Steemians and those who enjoy science as much as we do to participate. A new tag #sciencefair will be dedicated for use of this project.
There will be 3 posts related to the @steemSTEM science fair.
This post will be our 1st post, which is an open call post for participants, and allow all participants to have 2 weeks time to prepare for their science fair submission. Do not submit your project to this post!! or before the posting of 2nd post (28-Aug-2017 UTC 12:00am) from us!!
The 2nd post (post on 28-Aug-2017 UTC 12:00am) is the "Entry Post" where each participant can post their project and submit his or her @steemSTEM #sciencefair projects to us via that post. All participants can submit within the 2 weeks time after the 2nd post is released.
The 3rd post will be the announcement post for all the participants and winners
All SBD payout from this post and the 2nd post will goes to Rewards of the Science Fair winners
1st Place: 30% SBD Payout from the 1st and 2nd post + 100 SP (from @steemstem)
2nd Place: 20% SBD Payout from the 1st and 2nd post + 50 SP (from @steemstem)
3rd Place: 10% SBD Payout from the 1st and 2nd post + 25 SP (from @steemstem)
People's favorite project: 10% SBD Payout from the 1st and 2nd post
Remaining 30% SBD goes to (Bilingual rewards)
How to Enter the Competition:
Each account (Participant) can first sign up by leaving comments on the 1st Post (This post) below, for open call post of @steemSTEM Science fair, they should upvote and resteem this post to help increase the publicity.
Participants then have a maximum of 4 weeks to prepare for their projects, but do not post their project until our 2nd official entry post are made (post on 28-Aug-2017 UTC 12:00am).
Photo or video documentations of the projects are required as there are no physical locations where the science fair is happening. One photo or video must showing the finalized submission project along with a hand written/sign showing "1st steemSTEM Science Fair" and their corresponding entry account name, as a proof of authenticity. Failure of providing such proof will be disqualified.
Submission of #sciencefair projects post
- All submissions are to be submitted only after the 2nd @steemSTEM sciencefair post is being posted on 28-Aug-2017 UTC 12:00am. So do not post anything before the 2nd post comes out.
- The title of your project post must contain "SteemSTEM Science fair Entry:"
- The tag for your post must contain #sciencefair to facilitate judges access
- All participants must leave comments of their post links in the designated comment area.
(Any non-submission comments will be considered spam, and maybe flagged)
- All participants should also upvote and resteem the 2nd post.
- Submissions period ends upon 14th days after posting, when SBD payouts are finalized, (Ends 11-Sept-2017 UTC 12:00am).
Requirements of the Projects
All projects should be science related:
If you are demonstrating an effect, you must state the principles behind, with explanations why and how this works in layman understandable terms. (as they will be our general audience).
If you are experimenting with new ideas, you must state give a brief introduction about what lead you think this might be a good idea, provide a scientifically sounded hypothesis, detailing the procedures and conditions of your experiment, and results. Explanations for each step would be helpful for audience.
All participants must be able to provide detail procedures upon request, so others who are interested in performing the experiments by themselves could try for themselves. All experiments should be repeatable under similar conditions.
All terms must be scientifically correct and flow of the presentation should be logical.
The primary language for the Science fair will be in English, bilingual translation for other native speaking language may receive extra SBD rewards.
All project participants should place safety as their first priority, any experiments that risk harming the participants and other personal or animals/ environment are strictly prohibited.
No harm should be done to any animals for the experiments.
Hazardous and other dangerous chemicals must be handled under proper safety conditions or under guidance of people with qualified training to handle such chemicals.
SteemSTEM and any committee members of the steemSTEM Science fair will not hold responsibility for any consequence arise from participant projects, each participants will bare they own responsibility for their actions in taking part in their projects.
General guidance of the submitted post: (not mandatory style)
Summary of your post
Brief overview of your hypothesis, problems, methods, results and conclusions.
Brief introduction of participants, background of the Science fair project, what concepts are you trying to bring forward
Question and Proposal
Asking the right question is the beginning of all science, how to plan for answering that question is the following steps towards science.
Research and testing
Researching the background and setting up appropriate tests with different experimental techniques to answer your question is the way of scientific discovery. All methods done should be clearly described and upon request must be able to provide the materials and methods in detail.
Results and Conclusions
Accurate and consistent recording of data, results, and observations are the key for good science, clear presentation of the results, will help make solid descriptive conclusions. Negative data doesn't mean they are bad, as long as having proper controls and methods; this could lead to rejections of hypothesis, which is still a major step in science!!
References and Acknowledgements
Referencing others' knowledge source and thanking other people for any assistance is a proper etiquette in science.
Criteria and maximum score for each related area:
- Introduction, Question and Proposal (Max: 20)
- Research and Testing (Max 40)
- Results (Max 20)
- Conclusions (Max 20)
Perfect score is 100.
People's favorite project awards will be given base on the number of upvotes for that post in the comment area in the 2nd Entry post (post on 28-Aug-2017 UTC 12:00am).
-Members of the SteemSTEM management team and other invited guests will be the judges for steemSTEM Science fair events.
-Our judge panels might ask questions in your post, so be sure to reply to the comments, follow up questions might also be asked.
-Our judge panels reserves the right of final decision on the interpretation of rules and award winners.
Extra rewards (if applicable)
-Bilingual post can share extra SBD rewards.
All contents should be original and plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification of the participant.
Please leave your comments in the designated area to sign up for the 1st Science Fair on Steemit, organised by SteemSTEM
If you need any suggestions or have any questions with your science project feel free to drop by at our channel on steemit.chat (https://steemit.chat/channel/steemSTEM), we would love to help you out!
Secondly, please consider supporting the @steemstem project. SteemSTEM is a community driven project which seeks to promote well written/informative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics postings on Steemit. The project not only curates STEM posts on the platform through both voting and resteeming, but also re-distributes curation rewards as STEEM Power, to members of Steemit's growing scientific/tech community.
To learn more about the project please join us on steemit.chat (https://steemit.chat/channel/steemSTEM), we are always looking for people who want to help in our quest to increase the quality of STEM (and health) posts on our growing platform, and would love to hear from you!
Finally, consider joining the @steemstem voting trail, the project account only votes on STEM related posts, so being a part of the trail will allow you to selectively benefit our growing science and tech community on the platform. We thank you for your generous support.