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									Science Fair
        2008-2009
            CJCP
     SOMERSET/ NJ
                     Why Science Fair?
CJCP is organizing science fair;
 to show a connection between what is learned in the class and what happens in
  real life.
 to help develop skills in communicating both verbally and in writing.
 to help develop skills of interpretation and analysis of data.
 to learn how to complete long range projects.
 to acquire skills of research using a variety of resources such as the Internet,
  interviews, books, magazines, etc.
 to promote unique opportunities for us to work individually with you.
 to learn, understand, and apply the scientific method.
 to stimulate interest, curiosity, and desire to explore the mysteries of the world.
    General Rules and Regulations

 All middle school students are required to complete and
  submit a science fair project
 Students will receive a grade which will be 40% of their 4th
  marking period grade.
 All students are encouraged to do group projects (2 people), if
  the class has an uneven # of students/specific conditions, than
  1 student may do the project.
 Late projects will not be accepted.
 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $75 and 3rd place will get $50 gift
  card.
 When is Science Fair?



May 30th ,2009
       11 am-2 pm
How can we make Science Fair Projects?
                     Research
       Turn the idea into a science fair project
                Problem/Purpose
                    Hypothesis
                     Materials
                     Variables
                    Procedure
            Observations/Data/Results
                      Analysis
                    Conclusion
Science Fair Notebook


 Buy a science fair notebook
                          Research


 Make a list of topics of interest. If you need help coming up with
 specific ideas, go to your local library or search the Web for books
                   and lists of science fair projects
                     For example: Detergents
 Turn the idea into a science fair project


 Once you come up with an idea, determine what question will be
 answered through the project. In other words, a question needs to be
           posed and then a hypothesis needs to be made
            Problem / Purpose


     This is the question that your experiment answers.

                   What is your goal?
            What idea are you trying to test?
 What is the scientific question you are trying to answer?
    Ex: Which detergent removes stains the best?
                Hypothesis
Based on the research you have done, you will be
writing an answer or solution – your best educated
guess – to your question. Make sure you write down
your hypothesis before you begin your experiment.

Tell how you think your project can demonstrate your
purpose.
Make a prediction regarding the outcome of your
experiment.
Ex: Tide will be the best because of…
              Variables

 Controlled variables: These are the things
  that are kept the same throughout your
  experiments.

 Independent variable: The one variable that
  you purposely change and test.
 To find the best detergent, you have to use
  same fabric/cloth, same water source, same
  stain source…. Only change the detergents
                 Materials

 Type a detailed list of the items you needed to
  complete your experiments.
 Be specific about the amounts used.
 Just to start:
 1. Notebook
 2. Index cards
 3. Flash Drive
                Procedure

 List all of the steps used in completing your
  experiment.
 Remember to number your steps.
 Add photos of your experiments.
         Data/Observations

 It is easier to understand the data if it is put into
  a table or graph. Create a graph in Microsoft
  Excel.
 Make sure all data is clearly labeled.
 You have to use metric system.
               Conclusion

Type a brief summary of what you discovered based
on the results of your experiments. You need to
indicate whether or not the data supports the
hypothesis and explain why or why not.
   Categories


     Life Science
   Physical Science
 Math and Computer
Where can I type and
print my documents?



   Computer Lab
 When can I use Computer Lab?


 I will reserve the lab for some of our classes.
       Who can help me?


              Your parents
 Your math, science and computer teachers

								
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