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SCIENCE PROJECT

 

This page is for students completing the actual science fair project including a backboard!

Students completing the "Alternative" project should not refer to this page.

You may find these links helpful with your project:

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas.shtml

https://www.dummies.com/education/science/designing-experiments-using-the-scientific-method/

This site can help you cite your 5 sources:

http://www.easybib.com/

This site can help you create a graph for your data:

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

All 7th grade students at Southport are required to complete a science fair project. This project will make up 10% of the student's grade for both the 1st and 2nd quarters. Completing a science project requires that a process be followed. It is that process that students will be expected to adhere to. For this reason, the student's project will be graded as a series of smaller assignments. One assignment cannot be started before the prior assignment has been completed and approved. If a student has not completed any of the 1st quarter assignments by Oct. 11th, they will not be permitted to turn in a final project (a science fair backboard) during the 2nd quarter. These students will be offered an alternative assignment that they can recieve no higher than a 75% for their science project portion of the 2nd quarter.

 

Science Fair Project Timeline

Quarter 1 Assignments

 

Assigned August 20 - Due August 23

Submit 3 or more Problem Statements for teacher approval.

 

Assigned August 26 - Due September 13

Complete “Research and Hypothesis” paper. Requires parent signature and teacher approval.

 

Assigned September 9 - Due September 30

Complete “Experiment Design” paper. Requires parent signature and teacher approval.

 

October 11th - 1st Quarter ends

Fill out all relevant official science fair forms that were sent to your parents via email.

Any student who has failed to complete an experiment design for their project by Oct. 11 will not be permitted to turn in a final project (a science fair backboard) during the 2nd quarter.

 

Quarter 2 Assignments

Ongoing throughout October and Early November

Build and conduct your experiment. Maintain a log book and collect data.

 

October 31st

Expectations for log books and backboard components given in class.

 

December 2

Completed backboards due in class including required forms and logbook.

 

December 10th 5-7 PM 

School Science Fair - Backboards Displayed.

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