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** CLICK HERE FOR SCIENCE FAIR GRADING RUBRIC (used for 3rd-5th grade)
Remember, you need to answer a question, not perform a demonstrationTIMELINE:
Proposals due: Wednesday Jan 25th
Teacher Approvals: Friday, Jan 27th
Science Fair Projects Due: Tuesday Feb 21st
Class Presentations: Feb 22-24th in class
How can I become a scientist? And how do I "do" a science fair project?
- How to do a Science Fair Project: a series of short videos to help you learn "how" http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/sciencefair/
- Discovery Education's "Science Fair Central" http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/index.html
Also, try these websites to look for project ideas.
(Remember, not all the project ideas will be actual experiments. Some ideas might be demonstrations. Make sure that you are testing one variable, taking measurements, and are able to graph the results.)
EX: "Best", "worst", "cleanest", "dirtiest" are NOT TESTABLE!!! They are OPINIONS!!
- Science Fair Central "Idea Board" pick a topic, and this site can suggest ideas http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/widget.html
- BOOKS!! The library or your teacher may have some books.
- Science Buddies website – Pick a science topic. Don’t let the science vocabulary scare you. Several easy projects are listed under very scientific names. This site has lots of great ideas and details!
- Science Bob – Nice list of project ideas and other info. https://sciencebob.com/category/science-fair-ideas/
- Science Fair Adventure – Choose a science topic and check out the ideas. Be careful that you choose an experiment and not a demonstration.http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/
- Education.com Website. Choose “Elementary School” and then a grade level. This site also has lots of project ideas.
- Internet Public Library – This has some great information about the scientific method, steps, and ideas. Some of the links are old, but may be very useful to many of you.
- Science Kids - Fun science and technology for kids - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects.html
- Kids.gov - Kids.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal for kids - http://kids.usa.gov/science/science-fair-projects/index.shtml
Graphs can be made by hand, using Google Sheets, Excel, Numbers, or one of these websites:
- NCES Kid's Zone: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
- Math Is Fun Easy Graph Maker : http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/data-graph.php
- How to create a graph in Google Sheets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BABC1jktDIc
- How to create a graph in Excel: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Graph-in-Excel