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Overall: 1.Did you complete the following sections of your First Draft Lab Report? Title, Introduction, Hypothesis and Experimental Design, blank Data Tables and Lab Notebook, References Cited. SEE GUIDELINES! 2.Is each section labeled with the proper heading? Ex. Title, Introduction etc. 3.Is the document typed and double-spaced, using 1” margins and 12 point font? 4.Is the document organized and well-written? 5.Is the language precise and free of errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar? Read the questions below. Take note of components you need to add to your lab report or improve upon. Make the appropriate revisions and turn in on due date. Science Fair First Draft First Draft: Overall
Title: 1.Is the ‘Title’ in the proper format? Ex. The effect of I.V. on D.V. 2.Is the experiment appropriate and scientifically testable? Introduction: 1.Is the ‘Introduction’ section include at least 3 sections? (min. of 11/2 pages) Are citations included in the text using the proper format (author, date)? 2.Does the first section include extensive background information and prior knowledge relevant to your topic? 3.Does the second section explain what the experiment is designed to test? (The effects of the I.V. on D.V.) Does the second section explain how the research topic is relevant to the ‘real world’? Did you include motivation, justification, and rationale for doing the study? 4.Does the third section of clearly identify and explain the predicted outcomes (hypothesis) of the experiment? Explain what you think is going to happen! Address each level of the I.V.! First Draft: Title, Introduction
First Draft: Hypothesis and Experimental Design Hypothesis 1.Is the ‘Hypothesis’ in the proper format? (If…then…) 2.Does it make a prediction that is specific to at least one of the levels of the IV? Experimental Design Note: An ‘Experimental Organizer’ is NOT an Experimental Design! Somewhere within the body of the text, did you clearly identify and underline the following variables: IV, levels of IV, DV, control and constants? Identify at least 3 levels of the I.V. and a control Include multiple trials for each I.V. level Identify at least 2 different methods of data collection - D.V.(quantitative) and D.V. (qualitative) Experimental Design Cont…
First Draft: Experimental Design Experimental Design, cont. Does the ‘Experimental Design’ include at least 3 sections using complete sentences? 1.Does the first section describe all the materials needed to set up and carry out your experiment? 2.Does the second section describe how to set up the experiment? Is it written in enough detail that someone unfamiliar with your project could set up this experiment? 3. Does the third section describe how to collect data for the experiment? Do you use complete sentences? Is it written in enough detail that someone unfamiliar with your project could collect data for this experiment? Did you describe methods for collecting quantitative data? Did you describe methods for collecting qualitative data? If applicable, did you include a copy of any survey, form or test you are planning on using to collect data?
First Draft: Prepare for Data Collection Materials Gather the appropriate materials needed to carry out your experiment. Forms, Surveys and Tests 1.Create and conduct tests needed for data collection. 2.If applicable, photocopy and hand out survey forms to participants in preparation for data collection 3.If applicable, photocopy and hand out informed consent forms to human participants. Collect these from participants when you do data collection!
If you are testing humans Print out and fill in an example “Informed Consent form” with 1st Draft. You will need to make a copy and get a signature from all human participants. Signed forms due with Final Draft Print out and fill in “Project Proposal Form” with 1st draft. All forms available at: http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html Or you can link from Mr. Stewart’s websiteMr. Stewart’s website. Forms
If you are testing animals/bacteria “Completion Form” due with Final Draft Print out and fill in “Project Proposal Form” with 1st draft. All forms available at: http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html Or you can link from Mr. Stewart’s website. Note: Example of Completion Form is NOT due with 1st draft Forms
If you are NOT testing humans or animals No forms required at this time You will complete an “Abstract Form” when you submit your project to the Science Fair in January All forms available at: http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html http://rhsweb.org/science/SciFairForms.html Or you can link from Mr. Stewart’s website. Forms
First Draft: Prepare for Data Collection Data Tables: Create tables for data collection. Laboratory Notebook and Photos: Create entries for data collection. Plan to take photos as well. Data TablesLaboratory Notebook These can be created on binder paper, on a computer, or in a notebook.