Science Day

The Ohio Academy of Science District 14 consists of Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto counties.

Science Day and the preparation for it is a unique and fulfilling experience for students. Through their projects, students have the opportunity to explore fields of science and to learn and practice critical thinking, inquiry, technological design, and investigative skills. Students will learn research methods, including how to obtain data, keep a research log or notebook, graph data, and develop conclusions. Science fair projects foster imagination and elevate creative thought. Students will develop and enhance organizational and communication skills, and they will learn to work independently as well as in a group. They will meet other students interested in science, and students can earn recognition for academic excellence.

Pictured is the 2023 District 14 Science Day

2024 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day

University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College Lyne Center Gymnasium (441 East College Street, Rio Grande, OH  45674)


Saturday, March 23, 2024

ProjectBoard account creation and re-activation will open on September 5, 2023, and will close on December 15, 2023. Students who have not created or re-activated an account in ProjectBoard by December 15 cannot participate in District Science Day.

District Science Day project submission in ProjectBoard will open on February 1, 2024, and will close on February 26, 2024.

Judging will be in-person, and students will be able to present in whatever format they prefer (e.g., ProjectBoard login, slide show, tri-fold, etc.).

The $30 per student registration fee is being waived this year thanks to the generosity of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University.

Science Day timeline

Students must be part of a teacher's classroom in ProjectBoard; therefore, both student and teacher will need to have accounts in ProjectBoard.

Click here to create or re-activate your ProjectBoard account

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2023 District 14 Science Day

Student Schedule

7:30 am – 8:45 am  Registration/setup

9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Judging of projects (a list of things to do for parents and families will be provided the day of the event)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Awards ceremony

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Meeting with SSD qualifiers

What to Bring

• Your ProjectBoard login information, flash drive with presentation slides, or tri-fold board

• Printed copy of final research paper

• Printed copy of abstract 

• Research notebook/journal

Information for

The 2024 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day will be in person. The competition is open to students in grades 5-12 residing in Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto counties. We are inviting you to join us in judging this event.

Orientation will be provided for all judges. Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided on the day of the event. Judges should plan for a half-day commitment. When you report to the Lyne Center, please proceed to the main gym foyer for registration.


Judge registration will open in January 2024.


Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day 2024 Judges’ Schedule
7:30 am – 8:15 am  Check-in
8:15 am – 8:45 am  Judges’ orientation
9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Judging of projects
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Lunch 
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Awards ceremony

Judging will be conducted in two one-and-a-half-hour sessions. Judges will be needed for the full three hours of judging.
Judging Resources and Score Cards

Science Day

For more information

John Means

  • Professor of Chemistry

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