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  • 1. April 22 Science Fair
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  • 3. Science Fair Project Requirements:
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    • 1. Logbook:
    • Contains a dated account of everything that concerns the project.
    • You are required to keep detailed notes, original observations and data from the experiment in the logbook.
    • The information that will be the basis for the exhibit board comes from the logbook.
    • The log book is 20 percent of your final grade.
  • 5. The science fair log book is a dated record of all work done on the science project.
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    • To have a complete log book, you need to keep log entries from the start of the project all the way to the finish.
    • Each entry should be a dated record of the work done on the project at that time.
  • 8. LOG BOOK
    • Your log book is a start-to-finish, dated record of all work done on the project.
    • Every entry should include the date it was made.
    • It may be handwritten or typed.
    • Use a spiral notebook as your log book.
    • It should be organized with the following sections (use professional looking tabs to clearly label each section):
  • 9. LOG BOOK
    • Daily Activity Log - personal thoughts, interviews, plans, actions
    • For example: “3/15/10 - gathered experimental data today; data is recorded in raw data/observations section of this log book" OR “3/15/10 - performed background research today; notes are recorded in background info section of this log book"
  • 10. LOG BOOK
    • Background Info –
    • research-from books, Internet, interviews, etc.
    • include a works cited page in this section
  • 11. LOG BOOK
    • Method of Investigation
      • Problem/Research Question - 1 - 2 sentences
      • Hypothesis - 1 - 2 sentences
      • Variables - list independent variable, dependent variable, controlled variables (constants)
      • Equipment & Materials - list
      • Procedure - numbered list
  • 12. Variables
    • It is important for an experiment to be a fair test .
    • You conduct a fair test by making sure that you change one factor at a time while keeping all other conditions the same.
  • 13. Independent Variable
    • One thing that you changed in your experiment.
    • If you are testing the growth of plants in different light levels, the independent variable is the amount of light each group of plants receives.
  • 14. Dependent Variable
    • Quantity that you are measuring in your experiment
    • If you are testing the growth of plants in different light levels, the dependent variable might be the height of the plants grown in different light levels.
  • 15. Controlled variables
    • Variables that were held constant for all groups.
    • If you are testing the growth of plants in different light levels, the controlled variable might be the type of plants, the pot size, the amount of dirt and the amount of water.
  • 16. LOG BOOK
    • Raw Data, Observations - use tables, notes, etc., to record your experimental results
  • 17. LOG BOOK
    • Findings & Interpretations
    • Interpret your results.
    • What do they say?
  • 18. LOG BOOK
    • Conclusions & Recommendations
    • State whether or not your hypothesis was correct and why.
    • Make recommendations for improving your project.
    • Make recommendations for further study.
  • 19. Science Fair Project Requirements:
    • 2. Display Board:
    • The purpose of the display is to show what you have done.
    • The exhibit should be visually appealing, using color and photos to convey the work you have accomplished.
    • Photographs that are dated and labeled are useful to relay the progress of the experiment, and/or the outcome of the experiment.
  • 20. The objective of a display board is to present the main areas and conclusions of your project so that others can easily understand what you accomplished. 
  • 21. Think of the display board as a commercial for your project. 
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    • Title
    • The title of your project. Your name.
    • Data and Graphics
    • Present any significant data, graphs, and pictures in this section.  Visual representations of your results, if done effectively, are worth thousands of words.
  • 23.
    • Problem/ Purpose
    • State the problem that you were originally concerned with and explain why you selected the topic you did?
    • Hypothesis
    • State your hypothesis as an if/then statement.
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    • Procedure
    • State the procedures you followed.  What experiments did you perform and why?
    • Results
    • What did you find out from your data?  Explain the results here.
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    • Conclusions
    • Was your hypothesis right or wrong?  Can you make a new statement that you know to be true based on your research?
    • Recommendations
    • From everything you learned would you make any recommendations for further research? Write your ideas for research in this section.
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  • 26.
    • Abstract
    • brief overview of your project work
    • include the title, your name, and brief
    • summaries of the problem, hypothesis, procedures, data and conclusions 
    • no more than one typed page with 1 - 2 paragraphs
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    • 4. Models and/or Visual Aids
    • Did you create any models or experimental setups that are important in explaining your work? 
    • 3-D objects and pictures are often more effective than words at communicating complex ideas. 
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  • 29. DISPLAY BOARD LAYOUT EXAMPLE
  • 30. DISPLAY BOARD LAYOUT EXAMPLE
  • 31. What not to do !
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  • 33. SCIENCE FAIR IMPORTANT DATES!
    • March 19 : Science Fair Project Question Due-
    • Email to me- karenholewinski@hotmail.com
    • March 26 : Research (typed & at least one full page) &
    • Hypothesis Due
    • April 13 : Procedure Due
    • April 20 : Log Book Check
    • April 22 : Entire Project Due (display board,
    • bibliography, abstract & log book)
    • Judging will be done at school.
    • Parent display/FSA meeting 6:30-8:00
  • 34. Teacher & Parent Resources
    • http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/teacher_resources.shtml
    • http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/printable_project_logbook.pdf
    • http://www.yoursciencefairprojects.com/science-fair-experiment-idea.html
    • http://www.fair.science-resources.org/timeline.htm
    • http://rves.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/resources/science-fair
    • http://www.pajaritoeec.org/education/science_fair_resources/science_fair_logbook.pdf
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  • 46. /40 Completed Logbook DUE: April 22 /300 TOTAL /200 Display Board (use of models/pictures, followed directions, neatness, clarity, creativity) DUE: April 22 /30 Abstract (typed summary) DUE: April 22 /10 Log Book Check DUE: April 20 /5 Procedure DUE: April 13 /5 Hypothesis DUE: March 26 /5 Research- 1 full page – include works cited DUE: March 26 /5 Project Question– email to me DUE: March 19 POINTS REQUIREMENTS
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  • 49. Planning Your Science Fair Experiment
    • After choosing your topic, you will have to design your science fair experiment. Research your subject on-line and in the library to find the available information.
    • Make a list of the variables that will influence your experimental outcome. In the case of the tomatoes, this would include soil, light, water, temperature and, of course, fertilizer. Your experiment will have two or more similar parts. All of the variables, except the one you are testing, must remain the same for each of these individual tests. If more than one variable changes, then you will not know which one caused the results you observe.
    • In the tomato example, all of the plants must get identical amounts of water, light, heat and soil. Insect damage must be minimized. The only difference would be in the amount of carefully measured fertilizer each plant would receive. One set of plants should get no fertilizer; these plants are called the "control group."
    • You must also decide ahead of time what you will measure to determine the outcome of the experiment. In this case, it could be the number and/or size (circumference, weight) of the tomatoes.
    • Write down the procedure for your science fair experiment, and include a schedule for completing all the steps and a list of materials you will need.
  • 50. Judges
    • Mark Shore
    • Donna Marchese
    • Bill Cruz
    • Scott Sandsted
    • Cliff McCue
    • Ron Souther
    • Patrick Eichholtz
    • Eric Pologruto
    • Jen Newman
    • Tom DeStefano
    • Kelly DeStefano
    • John Dunne (+2)
    • Bob Latcham
    • Greg Jones
    • Kelly Pologruto
    • Lori Capuno
    • Fr. Eric
    • Mike Dew
    • Jen & Lou Carreras