/ - Science Fair Foundation British Columbia

Free Monthly Workshop Series

In this series we will help guide students through the 2022 science fair season. Through our workshops we’ll explore ideation, project setup, the scientific method, ethics and safety, analyzing results, and communicating findings in a clear and compelling way. We’ll also hear from past science fair participants and see examples of excellent STEM projects.

Understanding Ethics and Safety

When: Tuesday December 7, 2021
Time: 4pm PST

Why are ethics and safety important?

Do I need approval for my STEM project?

How do I get it?

In this workshop you’ll learn all about ethics and safety requirements for STEM projects. It is important to consider ethics and safety BEFORE you start a STEM project that involves humans, animals, microbes or hazardous substances.

Adhering to ethics and safety standards ensures that your project is designed to uphold the dignity, rights and welfare of research subjects, and minimize harm. You’ll learn about concepts such as informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and risk. You’ll also learn how to assess your project for ethics and safety issues and how to provide information about your project to support an ethics review.

This is the third workshop in our series that will help get you ready for your STEM project in 2022. It is designed specifically for students in British Columbia and the Yukon who will be participating in a science fair or the Youth Innovation Showcase this season.

Download the Activity Worksheet (fillable version).

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Previous Workshops

Learn more about our previous workshops that will help get you ready for your science fair in 2022.

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Coming Up

Important Dates

Workshop #1: What's a STEM Project? October 12, 2021
Workshop #2: Why to How: Understanding the Scientific Method                         November 9, 2021
Workshop #3: Understanding Ethics and Safety December 7, 2021
Workshop #4: What Does an Awesome STEM Project Look Like?   January 18, 2022
Workshop #5: Analyzing Your Results February 15, 2022
Workshop #6: Communication: Reports, Presentations and Interviews March 15, 2022