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Mrs. LeBlanc email@example.com Even Einstein asked Questions! So… ASK AWAY!!!
The Science Fair Project is completed AT HOME, with teacher guidance Parents may assist students with the assignments The Science Fair Project receives its own letter grade on the report card The final project will be due and collected on Tuesday, Dec. 16th which means there is a little over 2 ½ months to get the project finished.
Give detailed assignment sheets Grade and return quickly with feedback (within reason) Post all informative papers on my website Stay on track with my Timeline Communicate with Classroom teachers and parents when needed
Complete work with your best effort Ask questions when you don’t understand Complete assignments on time – don’t wait until the last minute Have fun!
Please try to: Follow up with your child(ren) regarding the completion of all assignments Check the Science Fair Packet and Timeline frequently Read all Science Fair letters that are sent home
Students will choose one project to complete : SCIENCE INQUIRY PROJECTORRUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE Students will also choose to work : INDIVIDUALLYORWITH A PARTNER*** ***For students working with a partner, each student must have a parent/guardian signature. Each student in a partnership will receive the same final grade.
RUBE GOLDBERG A PILOT PROGRAM OPTION FOR SCIENCE FAIR!
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS A RUBE GOLDBERG PROJECT ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY, REDESIGNING, AND PROBLEM SOLVING. THESE ARE IMPORTANT CHALLENGES THAT BUILD STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, AND MATH) SKILLS
THINK MOUSETRAP DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOUSETRAP GAME? THAT IS A RUBE GOLDBERG! IT HAS A TASK, IT USES SIMPLE MACHINES AND IT INCLUDES SEVERAL DIFFERENT EVENTS!
1. STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A NOTEBOOK (JUST LIKE THE TRADITIONAL PROJECT 2.PROOF OF THE PROJECT MAY BE A VIDEO SENT TO THE SCIENCE TEACHER AND/OR BRING THE PROJECT IN TO SHARE.
3. AT LEAST 3 SIMPLE MACHINES MUST BE INCLUDED 4. AT LEAST 6 DIFFERENT EVENTS MUST BE INCLUDED 5. MAXIMUM SIZE IS 3 FEET WIDE, 1.5 FEET DEEP AND 5 FEET HIGH
BEGIN WITH PICKING A TASK THAT YOU WANT YOUR RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE TO ACCOMPLISH. HERE YOU SEE THAT THE SIMPLE TASK IS TO WAKE THE SLEEPING PERSON – A HOME MADE ALARM CLOCK!
YOU’LL WANT TO BE SURE TO HAVE 3 SIMPLE MACHINES AND YOU WILL NEED TO RESEARCH SIMPLE MACHINES AND ENERGY.
THE DEMANDING PART ABOUT CREATING RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES IS THE REDESIGNING WHEN IT DOESN’T WORK. INVENTORS, SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, AND ARTISTS ALL MUST BE PATIENT!
Abstract-1-2 paragraph descriptive overview of project Identifying Task for the Rube Goldberg Machine Background Research (Simple Machines, Kinetic/Potential Energy Numbered Sketch with Description for each step 3 or more simple machines Minimum of 6 Unique Events or Actions Problem Solving Log (Pictures/Video Recommended) Reflection/Conclusion/summary Documented Success (Working Model or Video)
THIS PROJECT OPTION IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. THOSE NOT INTERESTED IN OUR NEW PILOT PROGRAM OPTION ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHOOSE THE TRADITIONAL OPTION
The Science Inquiry Project provides an opportunity to be scientifically creative while demonstrating an understanding of the scientific method.
Question must have and independent and dependent variable. How does ______ affect ________? What is the affect of ____ on ____?
A summary of all of the information you found about the science behind your question Make sure that this section is in your own words and that you use quotation marks when you don’t use your own words.
What do you predict will happen? Be specific. List information from your background research to explain your prediction.
Needs to include all items used and how much of each
Written in a NUMBERED format in sequential order
Quantitative = Quantities or numbers (data) Qualitative = Qualities or observations using the 5 senses
It’s best to type up a blank data table before you do your experiment to record results, and then type in the results once you’re done.
Your project may have one or more data tables that show an average of 5 trials. This shows the average amount of evaporation from each liquid. Data Table should show proof of metric measurement
Abstract-1-2 paragraph descriptive overview of project Investigative Question Background Research Hypothesis Materials and Procedures Data/Observations/Graph Conclusion/Applications/Future Research Backboard/Display