SCIENCE WEEK ---- November 14th-18th , 2016
How to do a science fair project
Projects must fit on a 2 ½ ft. by 2 ½ ft. table top and the space beneath the table.
They must be free-standing (there will be no wall space for posters).
If your project requires power, you must provide extension cords and use the nearest outlet. (We’ll provide assistance.)
The overall theme of the invention/experiment must enhance quality of life and be humane. · The work must be the student’s own; any help must be documented. · It is essential that the inventing/scientific process be followed, even if it produces unexpected results.· A free-standing display board and a journal documenting your process must accompany the project. · Each project must include either a model or the actual invention/experiment itself. · Using found/recycled materials is encouraged. ORIGINALITY - Project represents original, creative thought and a unique solution. Adaptations of existing inventions are acceptable, but the adaptation must be an original concept. Experiments must pose an original question and follow the scientific process to answer it. RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION - A journal must be included and document the research related to the topic and existence of similar projects. INITIATIVE - Model, presentation and journal demonstrate how student originated idea and was the main contributor to the project from brainstorming to final product. Any help must be documented. SOLVES STATED PROBLEM OR ANSWERS QUESTION- Did it work as expected? Why/why not? State your conclusions. VISUAL PRESENTATION - Project and display are eye-catching, attractive and clean. Display includes name of project, problem/question, journal, and model.