WHAT IS SCIENCE FAIR? HOW CAN I (SHOULD I) HELP MY CHILD?

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<p>What Is Science Fair?</p> <p>What Is Science Fair? How Can I (Should I) Help My Child? </p> <p>What Is Science Fair? </p> <p>Power Point SlidesScience Fair Is a Process!It is NotJust A Research ProjectMust GetNumbersThat CanBe Used In GraphsA Proposal Form IsSubmittedWhat Must My Child Do In A Science Fair Project? Ask a question for which he/she does not know the answer? What effect does microwaving have on the stem growth of radish seeds? </p> <p>What must my child do in a science fair project? R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H!Look up sources to find information on topics listed, especially on the Proposal Form: PeriodicalsEncyclopediasFilmsNewspapersWebsitesJournals</p> <p>Children have access to Destiny Library and World Book Encyclopedia throughSchool accounts.Set 1: encyclopedias/ dictionariesSet 2: online resources/ periodicalsSet 3: biographies of scientists who impacted my research and expert interviewName: _____________________________Science Fair Research NotesClass: _____________________________Date: ______________________Topic: Subtopic: </p> <p>Source: Citation Facts: (Bullet) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Key Words: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________New questions to research: </p> <p>Develop A HypothesisIn the form of If, thenBecause If radish seeds are microwaved for varying times, then those microwaved the longest will not sprout because The added heat will kill the seed. </p> <p>Design the experiment to test The hypothesisExperiment Is testable : numbers from the experiments outcome can be graphed Experiment has an independent variable that was deliberately changed to produce an outcomeExperiment has a dependent variable that is the measurable outcomeExperiment has constants that are the factors that stay the same so that the independent alone is responsible for an effectExperiment has a control that the outcome of the experiment can be compared to</p> <p>December is ExperimentMonth for most students. If a student is working with human subjects, plants, or experiments needing more time, start the experiment as soon as possible. Include a detailed materials listGive the Quantity of Each item</p> <p>3 glass beakersName the specific type</p> <p>1 aa Battery1 AAA battery</p> <p>Be AsClearAsPossible.IncludeAllNeededItems. Write A Detailed Procedure</p> <p>Compose Power-Point documentHas cover sheetHas Acknowledgement PageDiscusses why the topic is important and usefulSummarizes notes on topic from famous scientistsCovers main points of researchCites experts inputStates the hypothesisLists Works CitedIncludes a short Appendix</p> <p>Analyze Data Draw ConclusionsGraphMust have Data (numbers)Look for meanLook for modeLook for medianLook for rangeCompare and contrast results</p> <p>Title of Project in Question FormPurposeIntroductionPrevious ResearchWith pixProblem ?HypothesisVariablesIVDVConst.ControlList of Bulleted Materials &amp; amountsPicturesNumberedProcedurePicturesResults (Raw Data)Data tablesParagraphsGraphs (2 or more)PicturesDiagramsDrawingsData AnalyMeanModeMedianRangeComparisons Of dataImportanceConclusionAnd WhyApplicationDesign TheBackboardShare your project with the class and with JudgesGrade 6 will meet with 2 judgesGrades 7 and 8 will meet with 3 judgesStudents will come to the awards ceremony In the PAC</p> <p>How can you as a parent help?Be supportive and encouragingHelp children keep schedulesHelp paraphrase research into own wordsHelp find pictures to go with power-PointDiscuss graphs and dataListen to children give oral presentationsBut, Please do notWrite your childs paperworkDo your childs backboardGet angry with your child when he/she does not understand something. Have them talk to the teacher instead. </p> <p>Questions?</p>

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