What is a Science Fair Project? A science fair project uses scientific method to test and compare things by performing an experiment. It is not a demonstration such as building a volcano. such as building a volcano. What is a Science Fair Project?
What is the Scientific Method? Science Projects should follow this method: 1. State the Problem (Ask a Question) 2. Form a Hypothesis (Make a Guess) 3. Procedure (Experiment, Test) 4. Observation (Data, Results, Pictures, Graphs, Charts) 5. Form a Conclusion (What I Found Out)
Selecting a Topic Get project ideas from the Internet, books, magazines, newspapers. Talk to your teacher, the science fair coordinator (Mrs. Parker), your family, your friends. Choose a topic that you are interested in.
Internet Resources Discovery Channel School: Science Fair Central http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/ http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/ All Science Fair Projects http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/ http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/ Easy-Science-Fair-Projects. net http://www.easy-science-fair-projects.net/elementary- science-fair-projects.html http://www.easy-science-fair-projects.net/elementary- science-fair-projects.htmlhttp://www.easy-science-fair-projects.net/elementary- science-fair-projects.htmlhttp://www.easy-science-fair-projects.net/elementary- science-fair-projects.html
Topic Considerations Remember, growing plants in the winter is difficult. If you choose something that you have to watch over time, make sure there is enough time to complete the project. At the elementary level, it is best to keep the project simple, but do a nice job in observing, measuring, and collecting data.
How to Complete a Project? Download the Mrs. Parker’s 10 steps to Completing a Science Fair Project for the simple explanation. Download the Detailed Instructions for Completing a Science Fair Project if you would like more information. Look at the sample projects.
Requirements A Journal A Display Board An Oral Presentation 3 winning projects from each grade level (4 th / 5 th ) may go on to the District Science Fair. *Projects must meet minimum requirements to go on to district level competition. *Projects must meet minimum requirements to go on to district level competition.