SCIENCE FAIR 2014
All 7th and 8th graders will be completing a science fair project this year. Remember that it is an experiment not a demonstration. Pick a project based on something you love. For example if you love music do any experiment with sound, if you love sports figure out if the temperature will make a ball bounce higher. If you love your cell phone make an experiment using your phone. I am discontinuing any human projects unless you can convince me that you will have only one variable and many many test subjects. Remember if you do any experiment on humans you need to have an additional endorsement form and a consent form for each of your subjects.
Here is the timeline for the science fair. I broke the requirements down so the project will not seem so overwhelming. Please use your cps google drive for all sections of your paper it will help you to stay organized!!
September 5-Topics and proposals are due. In your proposal describe your topic and your plan. Include both your dependent and independent variables.
September 12– Your first 5 sources are due. Reminder- you can not use wikipedia, ask.com and google is a search engine not a reference. Also your sources must be current. You can not use a source older than you!! Your sources must be written in APA format. We will discuss that in the fall.
September 19-Purpose and hypothesis due. Please type on separate sheets of paper and make sure you save them on your google drive!
September 26– 5 more additional sources for your research paper! You will have 10 total.
October 10– Materials and procedure. List all the materials needed to carry out your experiment and also then list all the steps needed to carry out the experiment. Please type.
October 17– Final research paper will be collected today. Remember to include at least 5 citations in your paper. Also the final draft of your reference page will be collected today.
October 24– Abstract and safety sheet due. More information will be given in the fall.
October 31– Results – raw data , charts and graphs due today. The graphs and charts must be done on the computer
November 13– Conclusion due today. In your conclusion include whether our hypothesis was correct or incorrect and explain why. Also discuss what would you change in your project, any experimental errors and any new question you may have.
November 13–Final project-include Abstract, safety sheet purpose hypothesis, review of literature, materials, procedure, results, conclusion and references.
November 25. – Science Fair!! You will need your board completed and another copy of your paper. As the date gets closer we will review the requirements for the board and also the fair.
The site www.cpsscifair.org is a great reference. You will find additional directions and necessary forms.
Good luck and have fun!!!
Email me if you have questions!! firstname.lastname@example.org