CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS ON A VERY SUCCESSFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE! i AM PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!
We will do some science fair work in school but you will have a significant amount of work to do at home, as well. Be creative, be responsible, be organized and you will have a GREAT science fair experience!
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS ARE MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, 2/27. You need to bring your report and your project board. Check here for guidelines on what goes into your report.
Need help designing your project board? Have questions about what to bring or not bring to the Science Fair? Check here for an excellent PowerPoint presentation.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT BOARDS ARE HERE! Please get your payment in (if you haven't done so already) so you can bring your materials home.
The draft of your abstract is due on Friday, 2/3. Your draft must be typed on the computer and double-spaced. Helpful hints can be found here.
Science Fair project materials will be in by Friday, 1/27. Therefore, your payment MUST be received at that time.
Logbook check #3 is due this Wednesday, 1/11. You should have at least some of your experiment notes logged in at this time. Please be sure to date all entries in the logbook!
Printed ISEF forms were due on Monday, 12/12. Student info, project info, and research plan are the only forms that need to be printed and turned in.
On Wednesday, 11/30, I sent home a memo with instructions for the online registration process. The memo and instructions can be found here. The printed forms, including the research plans, will be due on Monday, December 12th. I will review the forms at that time.
*Experiment procedure was due 11/30. Click here for instructions.
*Log book check #2 was due Friday, 11/11.
*Hypothesis forms are due Friday, 10/28. Click here for the form.
*UPDATE: STUDENTS WILL BE PURCHASING THEIR OWN LOGBOOKS. THE LOGBOOK MUST BE A BOUND NOTEBOOK OF SOME SORT. A MARBLE COMPOSITION BOOK IS EASY TO FIND AND FITS THE BILL PERFECTLY!
*The first logbook check was due on the following dates: Grade 7 - Monday, 10/24
Grade 8 - Friday, 10/21
Guidelines for the first logbook check: It is unlikely that we will have logbooks available for the girls by next week. However, they should still do some research and be prepared to hand it in. The purpose of this early research check is to ensure that the girls are getting some background information about their topic before they hand in their hypotheses. The hypothesis is an “educated guess”; therefore it is important to become educated about a topic before developing a hypothesis.
The girls are to refer to a minimum of two websites and then record their notes on paper, which will be handed in to me. I will return the research to the girls and they will then glue it into their logbooks. Although they do not have to submit a list of works cited at this time, they must keep track of their sources for the submission of their complete list of works cited at the end of the project. (In the Junior Division, there is not a requirement for any certain citation format.)
Research notes should be approximately one page long and can be written in any format (bullet points, outline, paragraphs, etc.)
*The problem/question form was due on Wednesday, 10/12. Click here for the form.
*The second science fair memo went home on Tuesday, 10/18. For a copy of the memo, click here.
The first memo related to the science fair went home with the students on Friday, 9/23. This memo includes some general information, as well as the schedule of due dates. Please note, the schedule is significantly different from last year's schedule in an effort to minimize the overlapping of the science fair project work and the show rehearsals.
Click here for memo #1.
Click here for the schedule of due dates.
Mercer County Science Fair
Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Designing your project board
Discovery Channel for Kids