Mrs. Coca, Ms. Haan, Mrs. Garcia
Students will design and create their own invention using simple
Your machine will have practical applications: there will be a good
use for your machine
You will read about simple machines with the class
You will research the internet to learn about simple machines
You will take notes about simple machines
You will discuss ideas with your classmates
You will begin your experiment
Your Science Experiment
Your Invention should show and expanded
knowledge of simple machines.
All work on a project must be done by YOU. Your
parents and teachers may advise you and help, but
they cannot design or build any part of the
Dangerous chemicals, open flames, explosives and
poisonous animals may not be exhibited. No
projects may deal with or include vertebrate
animals, meat, mold fungus, or mushrooms.
Inventions should be started the weekend of November 26th
(the brainstorming and planning).
Your science project is a HOME PROJECT. You are
required to bring a completed project to school on
Thursday, December 16th
We are tentatively planning our invention convention for the
morning of Friday, December 17th
We will invite your families and our Monte Vista Wolf Pack
friends to our convention to see all of your exhibits.
Steps In the Scientific Method
StepStep What It IsWhat It Is
Asking a QuestionAsking a Question AskingAsking What, How, When, Where,What, How, When, Where, oror WhyWhy
Making a HypothesisMaking a Hypothesis Making a smart guess about the answer toMaking a smart guess about the answer to
a questiona question
Planning the InvestigationPlanning the Investigation Deciding how to gather evidence toDeciding how to gather evidence to
answer the questionanswer the question
Collecting and Recording DataCollecting and Recording Data Gathering and recording information toGathering and recording information to
test the hypothesistest the hypothesis
Organizing the DataOrganizing the Data Making graphs and tables to betterMaking graphs and tables to better
understand the information that has beenunderstand the information that has been
Explaining ResultsExplaining Results Figuring out what the information meansFiguring out what the information means
Thinking of New QuestionsThinking of New Questions Using the information that you gatheredUsing the information that you gathered
to identify new questionsto identify new questions
Sharing ResultsSharing Results Sharing your information with otherSharing your information with other
Sample Science Experiment Board
III. MaterialsIII. Materials
(list what you(list what you
(list steps(list steps
I. TitleI. Title
(a question)(a question)
II. HypothesisII. Hypothesis
(What do you(What do you
think willthink will
V. ResultsV. Results
Graphs, Photos,Graphs, Photos,
VI. ConclusionVI. Conclusion
(answer to your(answer to your
question) (Whatquestion) (What
+Title: Invention Convention (create
your own title, remember it needs to
be a QUESTION)
This is what you THINK will happen: remember this
hypothesis may be incorrect, that is part of the scientific
Your statement needs to be an educated assumption, use all
you know to make a good and strong hypothesis
This will be a list of what you will need to create your invention
List everything that you will need to build and operate your invention
You may number your materials or bullet them
Everyone will have different materials
These will be all the steps you took in creating your invention
These steps should be numbered in the correct order (sequence) that you
followed when you were building your invention
This will be what actually happened
with you invention: how did it work?
You can use a graph to show your data that is collected as
you work on your invention
Make sure that you also add a narrative piece so that your
results are clearly understandable
What did you learn from creating this invention?
What worked very well in this experiment?
What would you do differently next time?
What is your next question?
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ADDRESS EACH OF THESE AREAS IN
What your project board should
Students, you do not need to use this template unless you
want to, it will be posted on our littlewolves wikki site
You may create your own power point slides if you would like
You may also use clear xerox paper and write your own
slides if you wish
ONE RULE: MAKE SURE YOUR WORK IS NICE AND NEAT!
REMEMBER,THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW
AND HOW GREAT YOU ARE!