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6th grade gifted science fair

  1. 1. 6th Grade Gifted Science Fair<br />
  2. 2. Objective<br />To have students approach a problem scientifically<br />1. Asking questions and forming hypotheses <br />2. Creating experiments to test those hypotheses<br />3. Organizing data and drawing conclusions<br />Writing about scientific research<br /> Projects must be experimental in nature as opposed to research oriented and be original- not something we’ve already experimented on in class nor a topic from last year. Last year’s topics can be found on the class wiki.<br />
  3. 3. STEM Standards<br />National Science Standards (NSA)<br />Science as inquiry (Standard A)<br />National Technology Standards (ITEA)<br />Students will develop the abilities to use and maintaintechnological products and systems. (Standard 12)<br />National Engineering Standards (ABET)<br />National Math Standards (NCTM)<br />1. Numbers and operations<br />4. Measurement<br />5. Data Analysis<br />6. Problem Solving<br />7. Reasoning and Proof<br />8. Communication<br />
  4. 4. Graded Tasks<br />5 Credible Sources (summaries and reference page)<br />Background Research Paper<br />Experiment (follows the scientific method)<br />Final Paper<br />Tri-Fold Display<br />Digital Presentation<br />
  5. 5. Due dates<br />Due dates are located on the back of your handout and on the wiki page. <br />Dates are subject to change pending future conflicts. An up-to-date calendar will be available on the wiki, and email notification will be sent if dates change.<br />It is very important to be mindful of due dates because getting behind at any point not only hurts your grade but jeopardizes the success of the entire project.<br />
  6. 6. Choosing a Topic<br />Choosing the right topic for you and your student is of the utmost importance<br />The Science Buddies Topic Selection Wizard recommends topics based on your interests<br />Please take time to complete this interest inventory with your child so you can help him or her choose an appropriate topic. <br />
  7. 7. Materials<br />I highly recommend a binder or folder dedicated to Science Fair Materials for organization<br />Tri-fold board (March)<br />Various materials for individual projects- be sure to choose a project with materials you can afford/acquire <br />Computer and Internet access or arrange to stay after school sometimes<br />
  8. 8. WIki<br />The class wiki is the most useful website for my classes<br />All Science Fair documents will be turned in on the wiki<br />Each student has his or her own folder in which to store documents and turn in assignments<br />All Science Fair documents will be posted for you to access <br />www.pgmtag.pbworks.com<br />