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    Science Fair 2016

        Proposals

    • Proposals are due by January 21, 2016. 
    • Proposals are submitted online at: tinyurl.com/hqeewff;
    • Or hard copies of the proposals are available from Ms. Colon in the main office, hard copies need to be turned in by January 21st also.

       Workshops

    Workshops will be held in the library during student's recess times. Parents will be available to assist student scientists with questions they may have on the process. There will be sign ups in the library and students will be issued a hall pass to come.

    Topic Selection and Experimentation

    Thursday January 14 and Friday January 15th during lunch recess 

    Analysis and Science Project Boards

    Wednesday February 8th and Friday February 11th during lunch recess.
     

       Set Up for Science Fair 

    • Set up is Thursday March 3rd from 2:45-5:30 in the gym.
    • Parents, family members, and community members may observe the Science Fair from 5:30-6:30 pm on Thursday night. There will be child care for younger siblings of the scientists Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm.
    • The young scientists will be judged on Friday March 4th
    • Science Exhibits must be picked up Friday between 2:45 & 4:15 pm. 

    Science Fair Resources

     
    Possible Project Board Possible Project Board
    Science and math activities. Site has been developed by staff from UC Berkeley.
    Step by step guide to setting up a science fair project. Site is hosted by Discovery Education.
    Turn investigations you've seen on Dragonfly TV into your own science fair project.
    Science Bob loves science and loves sharing ideas.
    Internet Public Library presents links in how to do science project that have been vetted by experts.
    Watch Vine videos for ideas on science fair projects.
     Exploratorium

    The Exploratorium is an eye-opening, playful place to explore how the world works. Our exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects ignite curiosity and lead to profound learning.


    BBC science for younger students. Explains science through video and readings. Intended for primary age children
    3rd-6th grade students can challenge scientists with problems to solve, so if your experiment isn't working out, try here.
    If you are a Skokie resident
    Skokie Public Library has an online database geared for 6th grade and up



    The Scientific Method starts with a question.


    1) The Question
    What is that you are interested in studying? What are you trying to discover through your experiment or project?
    2) An Hypothesis
    What do you think will happen when you do your experiment?
    3) Research
    Gather information related to your question, you want to be able to discuss what it is you are studying
    4) Experiment
    Remember to record what you are doing and have step by step instructions
    5) Data
    -What information did you collect from the experiment?
    6) Observation
    What did you see happen?
    7) Conclusion
    Why do you think what happened in your experiment happened. Use your research and experiment findings to back up your conclusion.