Virtual Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day, UToledo

Northwest Ohio District Science Day (NWDSD) 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 
Reminder: 2021 Science Day Information

To all participating teachers, students and parents.


Greetings from The Ohio Academy of Science. Hopefully, everyone is having a safe beginning to 2021. 


By this time, science and engineering projects should be well underway with topics, background research, hypothesis and development of the experiment completed or nearing completion.


Between now and February 15th, students need to complete their experimentation (or prototype testing) and write their “Final Report” which includes their research plan, data collected (tables, graphs, etc.) and has a discussion of results and conclusions. The last written component is then the “Abstract” or project summary. This is a 250 word or less paragraph which concisely summarize the project.  


Both the Final Report and the Abstract are required for District Science Day project registration.


Completed ISEF project forms are also required. All projects require ISEF Forms (1) (1A) (1B). Other forms are required depending on the type of project.  Here is a link to the form tutorial.


The last item required to register your project for District Science Day is your Project Presentation Video.  This video (15-min. max.) should include the oral and visual portions of the student’s project. Instructions can be found here.We also have an instructional video to help you.  


Each project will be presented to the judges via a recorded presentation. Your video (15-min. max.) should include your presentation of the project as if the judges were in front of you. It is highly recommended that you also include answers or discussion of the standard questions asked by judges within your video presentation. These questions can be found here.


On our '2021 District and State Science Day' webpage, you will find the following information:


2021 Virtual Judging Milestone Content and Project Presentation Video Instructions

Instructional VIDEO on what to include in your Project Presentation Video including Content Requirements & Production Instructions

'How to upload to YouTube' Video

Sample Student Project Presentation

Questions that students should include in their 2021 video presentation

Instructions on How to Disable Comments on YouTube

Software Suggestions and links 2021

Requirements for Science Days

ISEF Forms - Fillable PDF

ISEF Form Tutorial


Timeline for 2021 


If you have questions, please email


STEM Wizard site(updated January 12, 2021)

Science Day 2021 Announcement - PDF(updated September 3, 2020)

SCIENCE DAYS - FAQ Letter  2021 

Science Day FAQ 2021 - PDF(updated September 3, 2020)

Timeline for District and State Science DAY 2021   

Current Science Day Timeline - PDF(updated September 3, 2020)

Teacher Registration Student Registration Volunteer for Judging Campus Map - PDF

Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day (NWDSD) is the regional science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas,  Ottawa, Sandusky,  Williams and Wood counties. Students who enter District Science Day are usually the winners from science fairs held locally at their own school, county or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission.

The Junior Academy Council of the Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) governs NWDSD; one of 17 science districts in the state. The OAS is a nonprofit organization founded to stimulate interest in the sciences, to promote research, to improve instruction in the sciences, to disseminate scientific knowledge, and to recognize high achievements in attaining these objectives. The Junior Academy Council sets quotas of students who can compete in State Science Day and sets the rules for entries and judging criteria.

The NWDSD Council, chaired by Mark J. Camp from the University of Toledo, organizes this important event. Members of the Council include teachers representing the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood. We encourage teachers to join us on this committee. If you are interested, call Director, Mark J. Camp, at 419-530-2398 or e-mail at


  • For detailed information on District and State Science Day review the Ohio Academy of Science Science Day Standards (PDF); additional information links are available in the page menu.
  • Permitted items may include Engineering Design prototypes and equipment designed and built to complete scientific research and to collect data for a project, assuming it meets the criteria above. (Note:  All items included in project display must fit within the display dimensions described in these Science Day Standards (PDF), Section III. General Information, part g, “Expectations of Display”)
Last Updated: 1/26/21