List of Materials That Are Prohibited From Use in the Science Engineering Fair
Students’ Science Fair projects may not involve, at any stage of the project, the following:
• Blood products, fresh tissue, teeth or bodily fluids
• Nonhuman vertebrate animals and their parts, exception unfertilized eggs shells
• Ingestion or inhalation of any substance by humans subjects (no smelling/wafting or eating/chewing of ANYTHING)—NOTHING in or on parts of mouth—including but not limited to teeth, tongue, lips
• Pathogenic agents (See Note Below)
• Recombinant DNA
• Carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals
• Compressed gas (exception: helium, CO2, air)
• Controlled substances (Controlled substances, including DEA-classed substances, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco are not allowed.)
• Explosive chemicals
• Hazardous substances or devices (including, but not limited to BB guns, paint ball guns, potato cannons, air cannons)
• High voltage equipment
• Highly toxic chemicals
• Lasers (any strength)
• Ionizing radiation X-rays or nuclear energy
• Radioactive materials
Note about Pathogenic Agents
• Pathogenic agents are disease causing, or potential disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, viroids, prions, rickettsia, fungi, mold and others.
• Organisms collected, isolated and/or cultured from any environment (e.g., air, soil) are considered potentially pathogenic and experiments using these procedures will not be allowed. All plant projects must use sterile, bagged potting soil.
• Raw or partially processed human/animal waste is considered to contain potentially pathogenic agents.