Science Fair Information
Final Projects are due JANUARY 7TH. Presentation of project will count as extra credit.
Science Fair Information
1. All students are required to complete a science fair project.
2. All students must have a written report following the steps of the scientific method.
3. Students can perform an oral presentation for extra credit.
4. Students must have project approved before starting.
5. Projects will count as a test grade.
6. Students must adhere to deadlines.
7. Gifted students & students that did an exceptional project are expected to compete in the Wilson Middle School Science Fair.
8. Students participating in the science fair will receive additional information & necessary forms.
1. Must be typed or written neatly in blue or black ink.
2. Each step must be clearly written then skip a line & put the information.
3. Space in between each step.
1. Oral presentation can include any visual aides, power point presentations, demonstrations, models, etc.
2. If planning on competing, make sure any pictures just show the experiment & not yourself.
1. Title-the title of your project should be catchy, an “interest grabber” but it should also describe the project well enough that people reading your information can quickly figure out what you were studying.
2. Problem-written as a question. Make sure this is clearly written that explains what you are trying to do. Make sure your question is testable. No pronouns.
4. Materials-a list of all the supplies used to build or perform experiment. Include any measurements. Numbered steps.
5. Procedures-detailed step by step instructions on how you performed your experiment. Someone could follow your steps & receive the same information. Include measurements & exact information.
8. Conclusion-restate your hypothesis and indicate whether the hypothesis was correct or not. List evidence (data) that supports your hypothesis. In the conclusion you get to tell your audience what you found out from the experiment. Focus on what you learned about your original question & hypothesis. How did you reach that conclusion? Does that make sense?
9. Bibliography-list 3 sited sources in correct bibliography form.
****A picture is worth a thousand words. Plan to take pictures of the materials you used & of the experiment as it is being carried out.
****Start early so you have time to re-do any part of the experiment. Plan for the unexpected to happen; don’t wait till the week before the project is due to begin.
If you run into trouble seek advice from me. If you have any questions, ask them now.