2022 International Virtual Science Symposium Instructions

2022 IVSS: Instructions for Submitting a Report

Each IVSS student project must include the components below and be submitted via the Virtual Science Symposium Report Tool. Before you access the Report Tool, make sure you have all of the necessary items prepared. Keep in mind that you also have editing access within the Report Tool itself. To read firsthand accounts from past IVSS students, check out our GLOBE Student Blog.

Important: Do not submit identical reports multiple times. 

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IVSS 2022 Instructions

Necessary IVSS Components 

1: A Complete Written Research Report

Your report must include:

  • A Title
  • An Abstract or Summary
  • Introduction
  • Methods and Materials
  • Results and Data
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Citations

Requirements vary by grade level. Please check the rubrics page to see what is required for your grade level. You can find report templates by level under the Resources page on the left hand tool bar.

Important: Don't forget to include GLOBE data in your report!

2: Formatting

The complete research report must be submitted as a .PDF or .DOCX/.DOC. If you include more than one language, make sure the report is in a singular file. If you submit your report in a different filetype, we may not be able to open them and cannot include them in the judging process.

3: Badge(s) Description

For any of the additional badges, include a short summary of how each badge has been completed in your report. You may select up to three additional badges.

Note: Students must receive two additional badges and a four-star report to be considered for the drawing.

4: Presentation

In your project, you're required to include a presentation about your work. For your presentation, you can choose one of the following: 

  • Include a link to an uploaded video hosted on an online video sharing site like YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube, or another video sharing site.
  • Create a presentation poster that describes and outlines your research.
  • Create a StoryMap about your research. You can add StoryMap links in the video link section of the upload tool. Poster files can be .ppt, .pdf, an image file, or a Story Map link. 

Important: Do not upload the whole presentation video. Only upload the video link. The presentation should be focused on the student research and be 10 minutes or less. 

5: Thumbnail Image

An image to be displayed with the student report.

6: Photo Release Forms

All individuals who appear in photos or videos must send in a photo release form. Please save all the photo releases into one file.


Important: Projects submitted after the due date will not be scored.