SUPERHEROS FOR SCIENCE!. The Science Fair Workshop By Showboard, Inc. ®. REAL SCIENTISTS!!! . BRYAN LEMUS – Miami, Fl JASMINE ROBERTS – Tampa, Fl JEFFREY LITTREL – Pittsburg, Pa. WHY HAVE A SCIENCE FAIR?. STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES COMMUNITY EVENT STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS.
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The Science Fair Workshop
– Miami, Fl
– Pittsburg, Pa
Science projects and fairs give students the opportunity to study a subject of individual interest.
Science experiments can be developed for topics as varied as water skiing, swimming, basketball, music, art, rocketry, psychology, robotics, and computers.
Students come to realize that science is found in every niche of the universe.
Science projects and fairs give students the opportunity to:
Develop an understanding of the scientific method.
Develop an open and creative approach to problem solving.
Develop writing skills.
Develop library research skills.
Develop public speaking skills.
Develop responsibility, discipline, honesty and teamwork.
Develop organization and time management skills.
Develop poise and self-confidence by participating in the science fair judging process.
Gain recognition for academic achievement.
Thanks to - Carie Callan Lopatka - Orange County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
SCHOOL FAIR TEAM
“Never doubt that a small, dedicated group of people can change the world.”
- Margaret Meade
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PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION
Science Fair Studio
SCIENCE FAIR JUDGING SHEET
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Display Board Sections
(FROM MOM AND DAD)
15. Request teachers to review class projects before entering them into the school’s
fair (if applicable; make sure they have the proper paper work completed).
16. Have teachers make certain that a registration form is completed for each entry
from their room.
17. Have the teachers initial, color code, and number code each project.
18. Collect registration cards from the students as they bring their projects in for the
setup. Direct your registration committee member to type a list of projects by
Titles (alphabetized) to go in your database.
19. Refuse to accept projects unless they have been reviewed by the teacher, and
are properly labeled, numbered, name-coded, and certified.
20. Request custodial assistance for the setup and the removal of projects (involve
students as much as possible).
21. Enlist the art teacher, club, and/or classes, computer science class to make
posters and banners to advertise the Science Fair.
22. Enlist assistance for the tabulation of scores.
23. Encourage teachers to include practice for interview sessions in their plans for
teaching students how to complete a Science Fair project (e.g., Anticipate
questions from the judges, wear appropriate attire).
24. At a department meeting just prior to the fair, enlist their help in committing
themselves to a specific amount of judging time, if
25. SEND THANK YOU NOTES WHERE NEEDED.
26. Evaluate your school’s fair with the committee and/or
their science department. Target areas needing
improvement the following year.
27. Plan a special announcement for the winners (1st, 2nd,
3rd, and maybe honorable mention if time permits). Plan some type of special
recognition for the specific winners that will advance to the next level of competition.
28. Have a meeting with the winning students and their teachers. Complete the
official registration for the next level and return it before the deadline.
What is the purspose of your project. Describe the problem.
Explain your procedure.
Where did you get the idea for your project?
What is your control? Variable?
What instruments did you use for measurement?
Did you repeat your test? How many times?
On what data did you base your conclusion?
What problems arose during your investigation? How did you overcome them?
Are there any other approaches you might have taken to your research?
What is the value of your project?
Do your results indicate further investigation of this idea is needed?
What would you do differently if you could do this project again?