09 02-2011-science fair


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09 02-2011-science fair

  1. 1. Warm Up - Logbook GET A PEN!!! PUT YOUR PENCIL AWAY!!! Start numbering all of the pages in your logbook (composition book)
  2. 2. Lanier Science and Engineering Fair
  3. 3. What . . . <ul><li>Falls to Earth at a rate of 30,000 metric tons a day? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you probably eaten before in a salad? </li></ul><ul><li>Are remnants of the time when the solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Answer: Micrometeorites!
  5. 6. Did you Know? <ul><li>A 12-year old’s solar cell may revolutionize the energy industry. </li></ul><ul><li>He developed his solar cell as part of a science fair project. </li></ul><ul><li>He developed a solar cell that is 3 dimensional instead of 2 dimensional and has the possibility to collect up to 500 times as much solar energy as traditional solar cells. </li></ul><ul><li>What important discovery will you make while completing your science fair project?? </li></ul>
  6. 7. How are these related to a science project?
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  11. 12. The Science of Fractals <ul><li>They contain Large Degrees of self-similarity </li></ul><ul><li>They are closely related to computer graphics, programming, and mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>They can be seen in nature in clouds, lightning bolts, and snowflakes </li></ul><ul><li>A study of fractals would make a great science fair project! </li></ul>
  12. 13. What is the Science and Engineering Fair? <ul><li>A chance to do real scientific research in a science or engineering field </li></ul><ul><li>A long-term commitment that will requirement you to complete the majority of the work on your own </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to share your project results with scientists in the field </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to compete in the Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair – and maybe even the State fair! </li></ul>
  13. 14. What the fair is not: <ul><li>A place to present library research projects </li></ul><ul><li>A place to present projects that model science events like hurricanes and volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>A place to complete projects based on studies that have already been completed </li></ul>
  14. 15. Your Next Steps <ul><li>Start asking questions! What are you curious about? Is it something you can figure out scientifically. </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of science do you like? Plants, stars, chemistry, physics? </li></ul><ul><li>Start researching to get ideas and see what may be a possibility for you to do a project on. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Remember - <ul><li>You will be developing your project following scientific methods </li></ul><ul><li>Your logbook will become the MOST IMPORTANT part of your science fair project </li></ul><ul><li>We will have scheduled log book checks. Write everything in your logbook! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Remember - Have Fun!