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									   Agenda:
    ◦   Introductions
    ◦   Important Dates
    ◦   Science Fair Overview
    ◦   Project Guidelines
    ◦   Science Fair Project Example
    ◦   Helpful Websites to get you started
   Ms. Simone, Science Fair Coordinator,
    simonec@citrus.k12.fl.us or by phone, 795-
   Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Glenn, Mrs. Luce, Mr.
    Mitchell, and Mrs. Spikes
   Mrs. Bockiaro, Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Clark, Mrs.
    Dixon, and Mrs. Lewis
   Mrs. Hackey
    Project Proposal to Teacher due by October
    3, 2012 (the sooner you get it in to be
    approved, the sooner you can start)
   Science Fair Projects Due to School:
    November 26, 2012
   School Science Fair Date: November 29,
   Regional Science and Engineering Fair Date:
    January 30, 2013 at Citrus County
   RSEF Awards Ceremony Date: February 1,
    2013 at Curtis Peterson Auditorium
The Steps for a Successful
   Science Fair Project
   A successful scientist uses the
    scientific process in order to conduct
   Pieces of the scientific process
    include forming a question to
    investigate and then a hypothesis,
    designing and implementing a
    procedure, collecting data, and
    forming a conclusion based on your
                       A. Student
                  What is my interest?

                        B. Parent
Selected Topic
                 Will I be able to help?

                       C. Teacher
                 Is the project on level?
   What are my interests?
   What would I like to learn about?
   Do I have a question about something?
             Where to look for topics?
                       Science Fair books
   Does my project meet the rule
   Should I help with the selected topic?
   Does the selected project meet the rule
   Do we have the needed materials for the project or
    know where to purchase or borrow?
   Do we have a timeline for the experiment to be
    done on time?
   Is my child meeting the deadlines of the teacher?
   How should I help to put the research paper and
    display board together?
   Your child’s teacher will review the project
    proposal and make sure that it meets the
   Your child’s teacher will also ask:
        Is the project at the student’s ability level?
        Is there parent approval?
   Your child’s teacher will provide you with a
    timeline of due dates for particular pieces of
    the science fair project.
   The log starts on the date you start your
   Each new entry must be dated
   This log is HANDWRITTEN – not typed- in a
   ALL observations and measurements are to
    be recorded
   Remember all measurements are metric
   This is a sentence or question about the
   Example: What type of container will
    keep my soda cooler longer?
   Or I would like to compare the
    temperature of a glass bottle of soda to
    a can of soda.
                               Topic Books

RESEARCH about Project         INTERNET:
      Media Center               Websites
 Minimum of 5 references      Search by Topic

                                 CD ROM:
   Must be written in your own words. Do not
    just print the pages from the computer.

    ◦   Research your topic in books and online
    ◦   Make notes as you do the research
    ◦   Paraphrase what you read in your OWN words
    ◦   Research may be typed or handwritten
    ◦   You are to have a minimum of five sources
    ◦   Must list your sources in the bibliography in the
        correct format (on the materials list)
   A hypothesis is a statement of what you
    believe will happen in the experiment. This
    statement is based on the research you
    have done.
   Do not start with “I think.”

Examples: “The can will keep the soda cooler
  longer than the plastic or glass bottle.” OR
“If soda is placed in can, then the soda will
  stay cooler longer than in plastic or glass.”
   Materials List:            Procedure:
       All materials                The procedure is a
                                step by step set of
    needed to conduct the       directions on how to
    experiment:                 do the experiment.
                                Remember to use are
       Paper                    metrics.
                            Step 1 – gather all
       Ruler                  materials
       Measuring cup        Step 2 – explain how to set
       Etc.                   up experiment

During the       Notes
Experiment    Journal/Log

             Analyze Data:
               What have I
              learned from
               the results?
   The experiment is to be repeated at
    least 3 times. This is part of the
   This is done in order to prove the
    results as true.
   This is a sentence or sentences that state
    what did happen during the experiment.
    What did you learn from the experiment?
   You can also use the conclusion to compare
    and contrast your results with your
    hypothesis, and compare and contrast your
    different trials.
   What could the results be used for?
   How could I use the knowledge I have
    gained from the experiment?
   How will I use what I have learned?
   How could others use the information I
    have gained from the experiment?
   Use your research in this step!!!
     The Display Board

               Question     Data/
Hypothesis                  Results

                Charts      Conclusion

               Pictures     Application

             Notebook Log
1) Science Fair Center -
2) Science Fair Center for nonscientist parents –
3) What Makes a Good Science Fair Project? www.usc.edu/CSSF/Resources/Good_Project.html
4) Discovery School .com – http://.school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/
5) Elementary Projects (Grades 4 - 6) - http://www.cdli.ca/sciencefairs/elem.html
6) Science Projects 13.01 -
7)     IPL – Science Fair Resource Guide - www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/
8) Successful Science Fair Projects - http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/fair.html
9) Science Fair Prep - www.cyberbee.com/science/prep.html
10) Steps To Prepare A Science Fair Project(Cyber Fair) -
11) Science Fair Ideas – USGS – www.earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/sciencefair.html
12) Yahoo – Ask Earl - http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/ask_earl/20020123.html
13) Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects -
14) Lycos Search -
15) Science Fair Resource Center - http://www.hallbar.com/sciencecenter.html
16) Science Fair Links - http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh/sciencefair.htm
You are able to be successful!

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