Project Board Your science fair display represents all the work that you have done. It should consist of anything that represents your project, such as models made, items studied, photographs, surveys, and the like. It must tell the story of the project in such a way that it attracts and holds the interest of the viewer. It has to be thorough, but not too crowded, so keep it simple.
Log Book logbook is a crucial part of any research project. It is a detailed account of every phase of your project, from the initial brainstorming to the final research report. The logbook is proof that certain activities occurred at specific times. Journals and logbooks are subject to scrutiny by the scientific community and are acceptable evidence in a court of law.
Log Book (continued) RULE #1: Find a durable hard-bound notebook or black and white composition book.
Log Book (cont.) Rule #2: Label your logbook your name, phone number, email address, and teachers name in a prominent location. Rule#3: Write all entries in ink NO PENCIL. This is a permanent record of all of your activities associated with your project.
Log Book (cont.) RULE#4: Number the pages in your Logbook. Rule#5: Date every entry. Like a journal Brief but concise Full sentences are not required
Log Book (cont) Rule #6: Dont worry about neatness. Work should be legible
Log Book ( cont) Rule #7: Should be used during all phases of the project. Should include your brainstorming, calculations, library/internet searches, phone calls, interviews, meetings with mentors or advisors, notes from tours of laboratories, research facilities and other related activities. Remember that its documentation of your work.
Log BookRule #8: Make sure it is organized. A table of Contents, tabs whatever ….
Here’s one way toorganize your log book… DEADLINE SCHEDULE NOTES/Background Research/Hypothesis Supply Sources Experimental Set-up Observations Data Collection Results/Diagrams/Pictures Reflections /Next Times