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How To Choose a Science Fair Topic Part 1 Due Friday, November 27.

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1 How To Choose a Science Fair Topic Part 1 Due Friday, November 27

2 Science Fair Timeline DatesObjectives November 6-26 Work on finding topics and writing the independent variable, dependent variable, title, and materials in Science Lab By November 27Part 1 Due: IV, DV, Title, and List of Materials November 27- December 20 Work on purpose, hypothesis, and how to make a data table in Science Lab By Friday, December 20th Part 2 Due: Purpose, Hypothesis, and Data Table Framework Due December 23-January 3 Winter Break: This would be a great time to conduct your experiment if you will be home during the holidays. January 6-January 31 Work on writing constants and procedures in Science Lab. If needed, students will work on conducting the investigations in the science lab. By Friday, January 29th Part 3 Due: List Constants, Procedures, Conduct the Experiment, and Completed Data Table February 3-21Work on graphs and conclusions in Science Lab By February, 21stPart 4 Due: Graph and Conclusion February 24- March 14Work on Tri-fold Presentation Board in Science Lab March 14thPart 5 Due: All boards due to homeroom teacher for review March 19All boards turned into Mrs. Fort and Mr. Moreno March 20Science Fair

3 Questions To Ask Yourself The science fair topic should be about something that interests you! What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What do you enjoy learning about in school? What materials do you have available to you? What is your budget? How much time do you have?

4 Example of Part 1 Title: What is the effect of different colored t-shirts on the temperature absorbed by the t-shirt on a hot and sunny day? Independent Variable: Colors of the t-shirt Levels of IV: black, white, and purple Dependent Variable: The temperature in *F List of Materials: – black t-shirt, white t-shirt, purple t-shirt, 3 – 3 Thermometers that measure *F – Hot, sunny day – Clock

5 Independent Variable Example: IV: Colors of the t-shirt Now it’s your turn: Independent Variable (IV): What is the thing that you will change in your experiment? Example: Color of T-shirt Independent Variable: _________________________________________ ___________________________________________

6 Levels of the Independent Variable Example: Levels of IV: black, white, and purple Now it’s your turn: Levels of the Independent Variable: Your IV should have at least three levels. You may have more than three. Make sure to include measurements of your levels if needed. Example: Black, White, Purple Levels of IV are: ______, ______, ______

7 Dependent Variable Example: DV: The temperature in *F Now It’s Your Turn: What will change as a result of the IV? How will you measure the DV? How will you record the data from the DV? Data Tables with Numbers OR Data Table with Observations

8 Writing the Title Example: What is the effect of different colored t-shirts on the temperature absorbed by the t-shirt on a hot and sunny day? Now It’s Your Turn – What is the effect of (IV) on (DV)?

9 Materials Example Materials: black t-shirt, white t-shirt, purple t-shirt, 3 3 Thermometers that measure *F Hot, sunny day Clock Now It’s your Turn! List your materials you will need to do your experiment. – Remember, you won’t actual do your experiment until Part 3.

10 How to Complete Part 1 of Your Packet You need to get your parents and teachers to approve PART 1 by November 27 th. If you need help: Ask your teacher Ask Mr. Moreno and Mrs. Fort Sign up for a time with Dr. Mahoney. – Thursdays Dr. Mahoney will be here to help. Sign up on the list outside of the Science Lab. Thursday, November 14 Thursday, November 21


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