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Science fair tips

  1. 1. Introduction to Science Fair
  2. 2. Science Fair <ul><li>This is your opportunity to be in charge of your learning. </li></ul><ul><li>You decide your topic and how you are going to learn about it. </li></ul><ul><li>You present your information to Ms. Bridge, your classmates, teachers, and judges </li></ul><ul><li>The winner receives a prize </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Science Fair Project Should be… <ul><li>Interesting to you </li></ul><ul><li>Project is designed around a question that can be investigated </li></ul><ul><li>Data needs to be collected </li></ul><ul><li>Should be something that you do not already know the answer to </li></ul><ul><li>Materials should be easy to access </li></ul>
  4. 4. Top Reasons to Work on Your Own for Science Fair <ul><li>You can only control yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to split the prize money if you win </li></ul><ul><li>You won’t get stuck redoing things you thought your partner was going to do </li></ul><ul><li>Even if you work alone, it doesn’t mean you are completely alone </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steps to Creating your Project <ul><li>Choose a topic and question you are interested in!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Originality is key </li></ul><ul><li>Start with an initial proposal </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Question <ul><li>When considering a question, ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is my topic realistic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it something I can do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is my topic interesting to me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I investigate my topic by experimenting and collecting data? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The best science fair projects grab your attention <ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is my project truly original? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the answer to my question already known? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there outside resources that can help me find my answer? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Steps to Creating your Project <ul><li>Submit an initial proposal with a topic and question </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a research proposal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of your experiment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variables or what you will be testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Steps to Creating your Project <ul><li>Submit an initial proposal with a topic and question </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a Research Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Research your project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become an Expert </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Become an expert <ul><li>Use expert websites </li></ul><ul><li>Find a book to back up your websites </li></ul><ul><li>Interview experts </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of resources for a works cited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember using easy bib? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. To wrap it up… <ul><li>Conduct your experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze your results </li></ul><ul><li>Write up your explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Make your display </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse your presentation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Just a review: Your Science Fair Project Should be… <ul><li>Interesting to you </li></ul><ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul>
  13. 13. Be prepared for any thing! Show the audience what you’ve learned by being thorough with your information in your presentation.
  14. 14. Things to Remember….
  15. 15. Explore your interests!
  16. 16. Remember takes a lot of work and the process takes time. Use your time wisely!
  17. 17. Create an eye catching set-up!
  18. 18. Be Creative with the presentation and your set-up! Involve the audience!
  19. 19. Anticipate Questions and be confident in your presentation!
  20. 20. To Remember when Preparing… <ul><li>Use your class time wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Check and recheck that you have reached all of the goals – this is a big part of your grade!! </li></ul><ul><li>Do not disturb others as they are trying to get their work done as well </li></ul>
  21. 21. Initial Experiment Proposal Document is on website… This is due on Friday, March 2nd.
  22. 22. Important Dates to Remember <ul><li>Initial Proposal Due Friday, March 2nd </li></ul><ul><li>Research Proposal Due Wednesday, March 9 th </li></ul><ul><li>In-Class Fair – March 27 & 28th </li></ul><ul><li>Evening Science Fair will take place the March 29th </li></ul>