Presentation on theme: "Doing it all in one semester (almost)!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Doing it all in one semester (almost)! Science FairDoing it all in one semester (almost)!Nancy Brim Lakeside High School
2 MY SCHOOL SITUATION WHAT STUDENTS ARE TOLD 7 period day 50 minute classesGifted chemistry studentsCollaboration with gifted English teachersWHAT STUDENTS ARE TOLDNinth grade yearDifference between accelerated and gifted chemistrySingle science/English paper
3 COLLABORATION In Science: In English: Library visit to choose topic All drafts and paperwork handledIn English:MLA and writing style explanationThesis explanation
4 TIMELINE/DEADLINESAugust 16 - Explanation of project, receive paperworkAugust 20 - Media Center visit to investigate possible topicsAugust 24 - Project Ideas form due with signed parent acknowledgment; Go over logbook protocol; (10 pts)September 6 - Science Fair Project Plan due (10 pts)September 10 - Discussion of the filling out of GSEF paperworkSeptember 26 - Turn in completed GSEF Paperwork. (15 pts)October 10 - First Draft / Logbook due (10 pts)October 16 - Deadline for all Human Subjects/Prior Approval PaperworkOctober 17 - Revised Science Fair Project Plan due (10 pts)
5 TIMELINE/DEADLINESOctober 31 - Second Draft / Old First Draft / Logbook Due (15 pts)November 14 - Third Draft / Old Second Draft / Old First Draft / Logbook Due (15 pts)December 3 - FINAL RESEARCH REPORT DUE – Old Third Draft / Old Second Draft / Old First Draft / Logbook Due (15 pts)January 11 - Display board dueJanuary 16 - Abstract dueJanuary 24 - school fairFebruary 6 - county fairApril state fair
19 FINAL PAPER RUBRIC SCIENTIFIC METHOD 45% Title Page (5) Table of Contents (5)Introductory paragraph, thesis (5)Hypothesis in summary par. (5)Ind/Dep. Variables identifiable (5)All brand names listed (2)Materials written in paragraph form (2)Methods: control evident and necessary (3)Methods: limited independent variable (3)Methods: experiment can be replicated exactly (3)Methods: all metric measurements (3)Methods: adequate sample size (3)Methods: written in layman’s terms (3)Methods: sound experimental design (3)Data table and paragraph summary ofdata (5)Statistical analysis used (5)Hypothesis proved/disproved (5)Results discussed (5)Discussion of possible error inexperiment (5)Correct MLA citation form used for all(10)Alphabetical, no numbers, hangingindent; double spaced (3)Variety of sources, not website heavy (4)Minimum of five sources (4)Only .gov, .edu, or teacher approvedsites (4)
20 FINAL PAPER RUBRIC SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT 20% Parenthetical citations used (15)Noun-verb agreement (4)Pronoun (indefinite, reference,ambiguous) (4)Sentences clear, clear diction (4)No fragments or run-on sentences (4)Present tense – research/bkgrnd (4)Past tense – rest of paper (4)Active voice – research/bkgrnd (4)Passive voice – experiment (4)Written in third person (4)Correct spelling (5)Correct punctuation (5)Correct Capitalization (5)No start with ‘and’, ‘but’, #s, etc. (4)First/last sentence own words (4)No contractions (4)Spell out numbers 1-10 (4)SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT 20%Project applicability in the real world (10)Sound scientific thought – background research -clear support of hypothesis (25)Innovative hypothesis (10)Sound data collection method and presentation (15)Valid conclusion drawn (15)Future applicability proposed/What next? (15)Responsiveness to changes made in past drafts (10)PAPER FORMAT 25%12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced, 1” margins (6)Logical writing with transitions (15)
21 FINAL PAPER RUBRIC TOTAL POINTS – EACH SECTION DUE DATES 10% Project Ideas Project Plan – revisedProject Plan nd draft/1st /logbookFair Paperwork Third draft/2nd/1st1st draft/logbook Final paperTOTAL POINTS – EACH SECTIONScientific Method – 45%Scientific Thought – 20%Paper Format – 25%Due Dates – 10%Each teacher that grades your paper will fill out a rubric gradesheet. The scores will be averages for your final project grade in all classes.
22 FINAL PAPER SECOND SEMESTER Science and English teacher grade, separatelyTwo grades are averaged; count for both classesCounty Mandate, 10% (science)SECOND SEMESTERDisplay Board due first week in January.Abstract due second week in January.Fair is third week in January.
23 CONCLUSION Collaboration leads to: better writingHigh overall gradesChoosing the topic is the hardest partMay try using web quest to help with thisPaperwork organization is second hardestAll forms can be found at
24 IMPORTANT ADDRESSESAll forms can be found atGSEF Information atISEF information atWebquest can be found at