IN32t 1 SI Poster PLANNING A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION POSTER 24 points 1. Requirement: Each student will make a poster: Planning A Scientific Investigation 2. Conditions: We are employees of DFB Enterprises. Washington State is offering a contract for a company to make a junior high school poster stating the steps required to plan a scientific investigation. Our company is competing against other companies for this contract. Your job is to come up with a creative and informative poster on 8 ½ by 11 blank paper that will win the contract. 3. Keep the poster simple. Do not try to make up a scientific investigation! 4. Standard: Washington State will select the winning poster using this rubric: # ITEM GRADED Points A. Poster – appearance/creativity: Professional looking, originality, use of different colors Includes1 Point 5 for title: “PLANNING A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION” readable at 3 meters. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS MUST BE ON THE POSTER B. 1. Ask a question 1 C. 2. Research questions AND identify different source for each question 1 D. 3. Form a Hypothesis: including “If I…. then, I predict…. because….” 4 E. 4. Experiment Design 6 a. Logical Steps: Includes enough detail to be followed accurately – AND includes “measure”, “record”, and “repeat 2 times”. b. Identifies materials required to do the investigation – must include all measuring devices c. Identifies manipulated variable: what is changed by me. (It is tested.) d. Identifies responding variable: the result of the experiment. (It is measured.) e. Identifies controlled variables: things that do not change in the experiment. (“same”) F. 5. Record data and Analyze data 2 G 6. Conclusion - answers the question 5 a. Quotes and labels high average data. “numbers, numbers, numbers”. b. Quotes and labels low average data. “numbers, numbers, numbers”. c. Compares low and high average data. “which responding variable was bigger by how much” d. Conclusion statement. (e.g. My hypothesis of … was right/wrong BECAUSE….) H. Omitting full name, class, period, date on back -1 Note: You will be tested on this information for the rest of this year. You MUST know this process in detail! STUDY HINTS: Test taking is not about luck – it is about work! A FEW students can read the poster requirements four times and KNOW it – MOST cannot. Use this first science assessment as a way to find out if the study method you used in the past is effective. Here are 6 different study methods that you mat wish to experiment with until you find one that works. 1. POUND IT IN: Make a list of questions. Write the questions in a column on the left side of a piece of paper, and write the answer to each question just to the right of the question.. a. Cover the right column. Answer the 1st question. IF YOU GET IT WRONG – write the answer down 5 times on a scratch piece of paper. IF YOU GET IT RIGHT – go to the 2nd question and answer it. b. Continue down the list of questions until you get one wrong. Write out that answer 5 times! c. Go back to the top of the questions and START OVER until you can answer all questions without error. 2. FLASH CARDS: Make a list of questions, write them on one side of a 3 X 5 card (or paper) and place answers on the back side. Shuffle the cards. Read each question and try to answer it before looking at the answer on the back. It can be more enjoyable if you work with someone else, like a parent or friend. 3. WRITE IT OUT: It seems to be beneficial to the memorization process to actually write out what must be learned 5 to 10 times. Repetition is the key! Yes, use text message format if you wish. 4. SEE IT: Make a visual trip down a road, and place the required information in the sites you visualize 5. SPEAK IT/SING IT: Make up stories/phrases/songs with all the required information in it. 6. TYPE IT OUT: Type the information out on a keyboard/cell phone 10 times. Repetition is the key! YOU ARE NOT DONE STUDYING UNTIL YOU CAN GO FROM START TO END WITHOUT ERROR!
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