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1 Getting Started with Your Science Fair Project

2 Science Can Be Fun!

3 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?

4 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)

5 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.

6 Internet Resources  Discovery Channel School: Science Fair Central  All Science Fair Projects  Easy-Science-Fair-Projects. net science-fair-projects.html 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

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 Need Help? Contact Mrs. Parker Phone: (909)


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