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Title: Science Fair Projects


1
Science Fair Projects
2
I get to do a science fair project!
  • Yeah!!

3
What exactly is a science fair project?
  • It is a visual presentation of an experiment that
    is done using the scientific method.

4
Why should I do a science fair project?The
objectives of a project are to
  • Introduce students to the scientific method
  • Encourage an understanding interest in science

5
What is the scientific method?It is a series of
steps that includes
  • Developing a problem/question to investigate
  • Formulating a hypothesis
  • Following a detailed procedure
  • Reporting the results
  • Analyzing the results forming a conclusion

6
DECIDING ON A PROBLEM/QUESTION TO INVESTIGATE
  • Choose a topic you want to investigate state it
    in a question.
  • Sources for ideas books, magazines newspapers
    museums libraries hobbies occupations that
    interest you conversations with medical
    personnel investigate areas of science that
    interest you web searches, etc.
  • DECIDING ON A TOPIC A SPECIFIC QUESTION CAN BE
    THE HARDEST PART OF YOUR PROJECT !!

7
FORMULATING THE HYPOTHESIS
  • Make an educated guess as to what you think will
    happen, based on your knowledge and previous
    research, in your experiment.

8
FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE
  • List step-by-step instructions/directions for
    conducting the experiment. Give enough detail so
    someone could read your procedure and repeat the
    same experiment. Be specific and detailed!

9
REPORTING THE RESULTS
  • Use charts, graphs, photos, etc. to record and
    document what happened in the experiment. (Faces
    of the students conducting the experiment should
    not be seen on project photos.)
  • Use metric measurements.

10
CONCLUSION
  • Analyze the results and state the outcome of the
    experiment.
  • State whether your hypothesis was proven correct
    or incorrect.
  • Give possible explanations for the results.
  • Summarize what you learned from the project.

11
Tips for conducting a science fair project
  • Choose a topic that interests you
  • Get topic approved by your teacher
  • Plan, plan, plan
  • Develop a time line to prevent a last minute
    project
  • Document your procedure results (logs, charts,
    graphs, photos, etc.)
  • Seek parental support, encouragement assistance
    but take ownership responsibility for your
    project
  • Have fun enjoy your learning experience

12
PROJECT PRESENTATION
  • Display your project on a 3-sided self-standing
    backboard (No larger than 122 cm _at_ 60 inches wide
    no larger than 198 cm _at_ 78 inches tall)
  • Display the following on your backboard
  • project title in the form of a question
  • hypothesis ( 1or 2 sentences)
  • purpose (The purpose of this experiment is
    to)
  • a complete list of materials used in the
    experiment
  • procedure (be specific include details,
    number steps)
  • results (state results include charts,
    graphs, photos, etc.
  • conclusion (several sentences or a paragraph)
  • A short research paper _at_ 1 page relating to your
    topic can be included with your project.

13
SCIENCE FAIR 2004
  • DATES TO REMEMBER
  • JANUARY 26 TOPICS DUE
  • FEBRUARY 17 SET UP PROJECTS
  • FEBRUARY 18 JUDGING OF PROJECTS
  • FEBRUARY 19 DISPLAY PROJECTS AT PTO MEETING
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