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    • So You Want To Do A Science Fair Project? 2010-2011 John Adams Elementary Individual or group projects (No more than 3) Individual, group or class projects K-5
    • Scientific Method
      • Question – stating a problem
      • Research – find out all you can that relates to the problem
      • Hypothesis – after research , make an educated guess about what the answer to the problem will be
      • Materials – complete list of what needed for the investigation
    • Scientific Method, cont.
      • Procedure – a step-by-step description of how to do the investigation
      • Investigation – do the tests to find out if your hypothesis is correct, record data, take pictures, write in your journal, keep a timeline, measure anything needed
      • Data – organize the observations into graphs, charts and/or tables
    • Scientific Method, cont.
      • Results – put the data into words, explain what actually happened, use your notes and the timeline
      • Conclusion – analyze the results and write a conclusion explaining what happened and why.
    • Starting off:
      • What are you interested in?
      • Think of a question
        • Your teacher can help
      • Research – make sure to take notes
        • books
        • The Internet
        • encyclopedias
    • Hypothesis
      • Based on information you get from research
      • Clear and brief
      • You can test it, do an experiment
      • You are not doing a demonstration of something you already know or asking people what they like or do not like (a survey)
    • Materials
      • Prepare a complete list of everything you will use, make sure to include size, quantity, kind and/or temperature of all items.
      A good materials list: 40 half pint milk cartons (with folded tops cut off) 80 bean seeds of the same variety gravel Measuring cups and spoons surface near a sunny window A cardboard box cut into small pieces water supply Plastic wrap Potting soil Styrofoam pellets Black and white newspaper shredded into strips Nail for poking holes into milk cartons
    • Design the Investigation
      • What is being tested? (the subject)
      • What condition are you changing? (the variable) This is the part that is different with each subject of the experiment.
      • What conditions is NOT changed? (the control) These have to be the same for all subjects in your experiment
    • Procedure
      • A step-by-step list of how to do the experiment that anyone can follow
      • Make sure you have enough samples in case something goes wrong
      • Three – do each part of the experiment three times, three tests
      • Control group – you do not change any variable with the control group
    • Procedure Page for Experiment Estimate the time needed for each step to help your planning. You may even make a schedule with dates. What? When? Done( )
    • Create a Log Sheet
      • Precise record keeping is essential for accurate results. Create a log sheet before you begin the investigation.
      Sample #1 Change In Temperature 6° Log sheet to record temperature over a 10 min period. 1 min 2 min 3 min 4 min 5 min 6 min 7 min 8 min 9 min 10 min 90° c 91 ° c 93 ° c 94 ° c 95 ° c 95 ° c 96 ° c 96 ° c 96 ° c 96 ° c
    • Log sheet to record liquid absorbed Date Time Liquid Absorbed Group A Liquid Absorbed Group B Comments
    • Doing Your Experiment
      • Follow the procedure you have written
      • Gather data, record it in log sheet or chart
      • Keep a timeline of what you do each day
      • Be accurate in your measurements and careful in recording the results. Record and write at the time you make your observation, not later. Photographs help, too.
      • If you need to change your procedure, note the changes and tell why they were made.
      • Sometime nothing happens! That is a result!
    • Organize Data and Write Results
      • When your experiment is complete, you need to look at the written observations and put them in order.
      • You may want to create bar graphs or line graphs to show your data.
      • At the bottom of each chart, table or graph, write a brief explanation to explain what happened.
      • Title and label each chart, table or graph carefully.
      • When you have completed your graphs, write a summary of your observations and measurements. This should be short and simple.
    • Conclusion
      • This is the analysis of what happened
      • Tell what you learned from the trials and tests
      • Compare your results with the original hypothesis.
      • Your hypothesis may be true OR false. It may also be inconclusive.
      • Your data may not be enough to prove or disprove your hypothesis.
      • Look for patterns!
      • End your conclusion with how your learning can connect to the real world.
    • Presenting Your Project
      • You are now ready to present the project! You will need two (2) things-
      • A notebook/Journal that should include your:
        • Background research
        • Table of Contents
        • Bibliography
        • Copies of each of the steps in your project
        • A timeline of what you did for your project each day
        • Data sheets (charts, tables and graphs)
        • Each student is required to complete a journal.
    • Presenting Your Project, cont.
      • A display board
        • A good display will attract attention and help others learn from what you have done.
      • Your display MUST include summaries of the problem, hypothesis, procedures, results, and conclusions. You may also include graphs and photos.
      • The display should be neatly and carefully done and may be colorful.
      • A clever title will make it more interesting, too.
    • Display Board example
    • Taking it all to the Science Fair
      • Make sure all of these items get turned in and come to the science fair:
        • Display board
        • Journal, complete with all required pages
        • Put your name and room number on the BACK of the display board and on the cover of the journal
        • Turn it in on time: Tuesday, Feb.,1st, 2011 for judging
    • Important Science Fair Dates
      • Adams Science Fair
        • Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
      • District Awards Ceremony,
        • Thursday, March 17 th , 2011