Science Fair Projects. Young Scientists Search the Unknown…. Importance of Science Projects?. Allows for a variety of learning styles Real world application Hand-on approach to learning Encourages higher order thinking Allows students to investigate what they are interested in
Young Scientists Search the Unknown…
Think of a Science Projectas an extended assignment, with three distinct phases.
5. How do airplanes fly?
The purpose of this project is to find out…
- What materials will you need for your
- Be sure to list all materials, the
type, and amount (in metric ).
What is being changed in the experiment on
purpose. (What you are testing)
The measurable result of what is being changed in the experiment. (What you are measuring)
All the things that are kept the same or
controlled during the experiment.
“Repeat steps 3-6 four more times
with each item being tested for a
total of five trials”.
Displays data that does not occur
in a continuous manner
Ex. (Number of burgers eaten)
Ex. (Growth of a plant over a controlled period of time)
Plant Height (cm)
- Whether or not your data supports your hypothesis.
- A description of any problems.
- What would you do differently next time?
- The log should be in the form of a notebook
or tablet showing evidence of student work
throughout investigation period.
- All entries in the log should have dates for
each part of the project.
- Logs may be hand-written or typed.
Example: 11/3/10 Today I chose my topic. My topic
is…The purpose of my project is…
11/8/10 I researched my topic and wrote my
hypothesis. My hypothesis is…
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Original presentation Created By: Yvonne Rotolo 2009
Adapted for use by Elementary Science Department, Fall 2010