5 th Grade Science Fair 2011-2012. What is a science fair? J. Glenn Edwards will be hosting a science fair, and your child will be participating! Each.

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5th Grade Science Fair

5th Grade Science Fair2011-2012What is a science fair? J. Glenn Edwards will be hosting a science fair, and your child will be participating! Each child will create a project that exemplifies all steps of the scientific method. The projects should be creative, neat, well organized, and clearly label the steps of the scientific method on a tri-fold poster board. Each step should have an explanation of what took place during that specific step.

Science Fair ScheduleDecember 16- Project Ideas dueFebruary 2- Projects due to school at 8AMFebruary 3-Parents Invited to view projects and awards ceremony

Scientific Methodhttp://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scientificmethod/ProblemHypothesisExperimentObservationReportConclusion

ProblemState the Problem or ask a question. What you think will happen.The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where?

HypothesisMake a Hypothesis (prediction) of what you think will happen. A hypothesis is an educated guess about how things work:"If _____[I do this] _____, then _____[this]_____ will happen."

ExperimentDo the Experiment.

To test a hypothesis, scientists do an experiment.

ObservationMake Observations and record data.

Observations are only what you see, hear, or measure.

ConclusionState your Conclusion.

A conclusion is a summary that explains your data.

Finding a projecthttp://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scienceprojects/http://www.sciencebuddies.com/www.all-science-fair-projects.com/www.ipl.orghttp://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

Tri-fold Board DisplayTitle of ProjectProblemIdentify a problemWhat do you want to find out2. HypothesisMake an intelligent guessWhat do you think will happen3. MaterialsList materials you used4. ProceduresWhat were the steps you used to solve the problem?5. Data Collect Data from trials and test6. ResultsWhat happened when you did your experiment7. Conclusions Answer to your problemWhat did you learn from your experiment and how is it related to your life?

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