• dated record of all work done on the science project 1. detailed notes 2. original observations 3. data from the experiment
SCIENCE FAIR NOTEBOOKSection 1:Introduction•Forms•Overview: Why you picked this project? What you discovered from your experiment? How does this impact our world?Section 2: Lab I. Purpose/Problem (hypothesis) II. MaterialsIII. Procedure IV. Data V. ConclusionSection 3:Research (make copy) or write an abstract for each •Encyclopedia •Book •Magazine, pamphlet, newspaper •Internet site •Personal Interview of an expert on yourSection 4: Bibliography: ABC order •Selected (the 5 or more resource you used in your research) •Non-selected (places you went but did not use in your Research)Section 5:Technology –printed copy of your presentation •Power point •Prezi •Voci •Animoto.com •Slideshare
1. IntroductionShould Include• Checklist for Adult 1 (required)•Student Checklist 1A (required)•Approval Form 1B (required)•Official Abstract and Certification (required) Other Paper work if needed for your experiment• Human participant 4, Informed Consent, Qualified Scientist form 2• Vertebrate Animals 5A, 5B, and 2• Biological Agents 6A, 6B, 2, and 3• Chemicals, Activities and Device 2 and 3•Overview: Why you picked this project? What you discovered from your experiment? How does this impact our world?
2. Lab/ Scientific Method• I. Problem/Research Question Hypothesis - 1 - 2 sentences• II. Equipment & Materials - list• III. Procedure - numbered list• IV. Data• V. Conclusion
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.
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.
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.
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.
• Start-to-finish, dated record all work done on the project.• Every entry should include the date it was made.• Typed or neatly handwritten.• use tables, notes, etc., to record your experimental results
6. Conclusions & Recommendations• State whether or not your hypothesis was correct and why.• Make recommendations for improving your project & for further study.• Interpret your results.• What do they say?
4. BibliographyABC order •Selected (the 5 or more resource you used in your research) •Non-selected (places you went but did not use in your Research) Written in correct APA style
5. Multi-MediaTechnology –printed copy of yourpresentation •Power point •Prezi •Voci •Animoto.com •Slideshare
Science Fair Project Requirements:• The purpose of the display is to show what you have done.• The exhibit should be visually appealing, using color and photos to show the work you have done.• Photographs must be dated and labeled to relay the progress of the experiment, and/or the outcome of the experiment.
Think of the display board as a commercial for your project. Include the following information on your display board:
Title The title of your project. Make it Catchy: Shake, Rattle, and RollData 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.
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.
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.
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.
DISPLAY BOARD LAYOUT EXAMPLE
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SCIENCE FAIR IMPORTANT DATES!• November 30: Science Fair Project Question Due- GoogleDocs• January 3: NoteBook Check• February 4: Entire Project Due (display board, Notebook, and presentation) Judging will be done at school.• February 6: SanLee Science Fair• February 16: Regional Science Fair Pembroke