Presentation on theme: "How To Choose a Science Fair Topic Part 1 Due Friday, November 27"— Presentation transcript:
1 How To Choose a Science Fair Topic Part 1 Due Friday, November 27
2 Science Fair Timeline Dates Objectives November 6-26 Work on finding topics and writing the independent variable, dependent variable, title, and materials in Science LabBy November 27Part 1 Due: IV, DV, Title, and List of MaterialsNovember 27-December 20Work on purpose, hypothesis, and how to make a data table in Science LabBy Friday, December 20thPart 2 Due: Purpose, Hypothesis, and Data Table Framework DueDecember 23-January 3Winter Break: This would be a great time to conduct your experiment if you will be home during the holidays.January 6-January 31Work on writing constants and procedures in Science Lab. If needed, students will work on conducting the investigations in the science lab.By Friday, January 29thPart 3 Due: List Constants, Procedures, Conduct the Experiment, and Completed Data TableFebruary 3-21Work on graphs and conclusions in Science LabBy February, 21stPart 4 Due: Graph and ConclusionFebruary 24- March 14Work on Tri-fold Presentation Board in Science LabMarch 14thPart 5 Due: All boards due to homeroom teacher for reviewMarch 19All boards turned into Mrs. Fort and Mr. MorenoMarch 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 1Title: 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-shirtLevels of IV: black, white, and purpleDependent Variable: The temperature in *FList of Materials:black t-shirt, white t-shirt, purple t-shirt, 33 Thermometers that measure *FHot, sunny dayClock
5 Independent Variable Example: IV: Colors of the t-shirt Now it’s your turn:Independent Variable (IV): What is the thing thatyou will change in your experiment?Example: Color of T-shirtIndependent Variable:____________________________________________________________________________________
6 Levels of the Independent Variable Example:Levels of IV: black, white, and purpleNow 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, PurpleLevels 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 NumbersORData 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 TurnWhat is the effect of (IV) on (DV)?
9 Materials Example Materials: Now It’s your Turn! black t-shirt, white t-shirt, purple t-shirt, 33 Thermometers that measure *FHot, sunny dayClockNow 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 27th.If you need help:Ask your teacherAsk Mr. Moreno and Mrs. FortSign 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 14Thursday, November 21