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Title: Elementary Science Fair Projects

Elementary Science Fair Projects
  • The Steps for a Successful
  • Science Fair Project

The Scientific Method
  • You should always follow the 9 steps of the
    scientific method when doing a science project to
    be successful.

Step 1 Select a Topic
A. Student What is my interest?
B. Parent Will I be able to help?
Selected Topic
C. Teacher Is the project on level?
Step 1A Select a Topic - Student
  • What are my interests?
  • What would I like to learn about?
  • Do I have a question about something?
  • Where to look for topics?
  • Science Fair books
  • Internet
  • Teacher
  • Does my project meet the rule requirements?

Step 1B Select Topic - Parent
  • Should I help with the selected topic?
  • Does the selected project meet the rule
  • Do we have the needed materials for the project
    or know where to purchase or borrow?
  • Do we have a timeline for the experiment to be
    done on time?
  • Is my child meeting the deadlines of the teacher?
  • How should I help to put the research paper and
    display board together?

Step 1 C Select Topic - Teacher
  • Is the project at the students ability level?
  • Does the project meet the rule requirements?
  • Is there parent approval?
  • What is the timeline for each step?
  • Locate needed resources for students.
  • Are the students meeting the timelines?

Data/Project Log - REQUIRED
  • The log starts on the date you select and it is
    approved by the teacher
  • Each new entry must be dated
  • This log is HANDWRITTEN not typed
  • ALL observations and measurements are to be
  • Remember all measurements are metric

Step 2 Identify the Problem
  • This is a sentence or question about the problem.
  • Example What type of container will keep my
    soda cooler longer?
  • Or I would like to compare the temperature of a
    glass bottle of soda to a can of soda.

Step 3 Collect Background Information
BOOKS Encyclopedias Topic Books
INTERNET Websites Search by
RESEARCH about Project Media Center
Minimum of 5 references
CD ROM Grolier
Research Notebook - REQUIRED
  • Must be written in your own words. Do not just
    print the pages from the computer.
  • Research your topic in books and online
  • Make notes as you do the research
  • Paraphrase what you read in your OWN words
  • Research paper may be typed or handwritten
  • You are to have a minimum of five sources
  • Must list your sources in the bibliography in the
    correct format

Step 4 Form a Hypothesis
  • A hypothesis is a statement of what you believe
    will happen in the experiment. This statement is
    based on the research you have done.
  • Do not start with I think.
  • Examples The can will keep the soda cooler
    longer than the plastic or glass bottle. OR
  • If soda is placed in can, then the soda will
    stay cooler longer than in plastic or glass.

Step 5 Design an Experiment
  • Materials List
  • All materials needed to conduct the
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Measuring cup
  • Etc.
  • Procedure
  • The procedure is a step by step set of
    directions on how to do the experiment. Remember
    to use are metrics.
  • Step 1 gather all materials
  • Step 2 explain how to set up experiment
  • Etc.

Step 6 During Experiment
Observe Watch Look
Record Notes Journal/Log
During the Experiment
Analyze Data What have I learned from
the results?
Step 7 Repeat the Experiment
  • The experiment is to be repeated at
    least 3 times.
  • This is done in order to prove the results as

Step 8 Drawing A Conclusion
  • This is a sentence or sentences that state what
    did happen during the experiment. What did you
    learn from the experiment?
  • Example The can kept the soda cooler longer
    than the glass bottle.

Step 9 Application
  • What could the results be used for?
  • How could I use the knowledge I have gained from
    the experiment?
  • How will I use what I have learned?
  • How could others use the information I have
    gained from the experiment?

The Display Board
Title/ Question Graphs Charts Pictures
Data/ Results Conclusion Application
Hypothesis Procedure Abstract Optional
Notebook and Log Required
2006 - 2007 Websites
1)      Science Fair Center - www.sciencefaircent
133921 2)      Science Fair Center for
nonscientist parents www.sciencefaircenter.com/s
cience_fair_basics.tpl?cart11249928173913392 3)  
    What Makes a Good Science Fair Project?
4)      Discovery School .com
http//.school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/ 5
)      Elementary Projects (Grades 4 - 6) -
http//www.cdli.ca/sciencefairs/elem.html 6)     
Science Projects 13.01 - http//members.ozemail.co
m.au/7Emacinnis/scifun/projects.htmN42 7)     
IPL Science Fair Resource Guide -
www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/ 8)     
Successful Science Fair Projects -
http//faculty.washington.edu/chudler/fair.html 9)
  Science Fair Prep - www.cyberbee.com/science/pre
p.html 10)  Steps To Prepare A Science Fair
Project(Cyber Fair) - www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resourc
es/cf/steps.html 11)  Science Fair Ideas USGS
www.earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/sciencefair.html 12)
  Yahoo Ask Earl - http//yahooligans.yahoo.com/
content/ask_earl/20020123.html 13)  Agricultural
Ideas for Science Fair Projects -
m 14)  Lycos Search - http//search.lycos.com/?src
d1 15)  Science Fair Resource Center -
http//www.hallbar.com/sciencecenter.html 16) 
Science Fair Links - http//www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh
Good Luck
  • You are able to be successful!
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