Download
stoney creek science fair information night n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Stoney Creek Science Fair Information Night PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Stoney Creek Science Fair Information Night

Stoney Creek Science Fair Information Night

74 Vues Download Presentation
Télécharger la présentation

Stoney Creek Science Fair Information Night

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Stoney CreekScience Fair Information Night

  2. Why Should You Do A Project? • You will learn to think like a scientist. • Real world application • Hands-on approach to learning • Allows students to investigate what they are interested in • Doing a project can be lots of fun!

  3. #1- The Planning PhaseMost detailed part…includes:Log Book…..Log Book…..Log Book • Deciding what to do • Doing some research • Forming a hypothesis • Writing out the experiment plan KEY: Keep It Simple!!

  4. #2- The Experimentation PhaseThe FUN part…includes:Hands-on….Hands-on…….Hands-on • Actually conducting the experiment • Collecting and recording the data • Seeing if the hypothesis was correct

  5. #3- The Artistic PhaseThe creative part…includes:Presentation……Presentation • Putting the information on a Tri-fold board • Having an organized plan • Creating a display

  6. Working Together • Students • Work • Responsibility Science Fair Success • Teachers • Step-by-step assignments • Checkpoints graded along the way • Parents • Encourage • Answer questions • Supervise safety • Come to the fair!

  7. Display

  8. Ask a question. • This is the foundation or Problem Statement • If your child identifies a question that is safe and can be answered through experimentation, the rest of the project will follow. • A good question can be investigated (tested) and contains variables. • A poor question is merely a demonstration or is too general. • Problem statement must be approved by the teacher before continuing with the project. • Be sure this is NOT a demonstration. It MUST test data.

  9. Hypothesis • The student will predict what is going to be the results of the investigation. • The hypothesis should not be changed if it is incorrect. • The hypothesis is just an educated guess. • Must be stated using “if”, “then” and “because” statement. • Example: “If Brawny, Viva, and Bounty paper towels are tested for their absorbency, then Bounty will absorb the most water. I believe this because Bounty is “The quicker picker upper.”

  10. Variables • These are all the factors that affect the investigation. • There are three types of variables: • Independent Variable: what changes, • Dependent Variable: what happens by itself, what you are measuring • Controlled Variable: what stays the same. • The variables MUST be labeled on the display board in the materials list.

  11. DATA!! DATA!! DATA!!

  12. Conclusion • Students write about the results of the investigation • Ask yourself these questions before writing your conclusion • Did you get the results you expected to get? If not how were the results different? • Were there any unexpected problems or occurrences that may have affected the results of your investigation? • Do you think you collected sufficient data? (Were there enough trials? Samples?) • Do I need to revise my original hypothesis? (If you write a revised hypothesis, DO NOT use it to replace your original hypothesis for this project!

  13. Oral Presentations • During the week that the Display Board is due, students will be required to present their projects orally to the class. • It is important that students follow the guidelines in the handouts to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this assignment. • Students MUST NOT read the information from the board. They need to address their classmates and maintain eye contact to demonstrate their knowledge of their project.