Science Fair

SCIENCE FAIR CONTRACT

Norwayne will have its Annual Arts and Science Extravaganza on December 5, 2017.  On this night, Science Fair Projects will be displayed and winners will be announced.

 

Science Projects will involve an experiment and

will follow the steps to the Scientific Method to reach a conclusion.

 

Students are given the option of working with partners on the project.  However, the partner(s) must be in their Homeroom class since we will complete some things in class together.

If they choose to work in partners, they will have to schedule time OUTSIDE of school for collaboration. 

Also, since the projects are completed at home, ALL members will receive the same grade regardless of input.  I will not be involved in disputes about workloads, etc. as it pertains to this project

 

These projects will be completed mostly at home

However, to ensure progress is being made, I will require students to share their information/findings periodically. 

 

PLEASE CHECK THE BACK OF THIS CONTRACT FOR UPCOMING DUE DATES.

 

More specific information about guidelines, rules & categories can be found on my webpage.

 
THIS PROJECT IS NOT OPTIONAL.

 

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT SCHEDULE:

 

Checkpoint #1

SEPTEMBER 5th

Complete the form I will give you and have it signed by parent/guardian

 

  • ¨Problem/Topic (What question do you want to answer with an experiment?)
  • ¨Group member names (If you choose to have a group)
  • ¨Hypothesis (What do you predict will occur in the experiment?)
  • ¨Plan for experiment (How do you plan to go about answering this problem through an experiment?)

     

    Checkpoint #2

    OCTOBER 13th

    Nothing written – just discussions with teacher

     

    NEED TO HAVE TRI-FOLD BOARD (48 inches by 36 inches) BY THIS DATE BUT

    DO NOT BRING IT TO CLASS 

    Buying a board early will ensure your child will have one.

     Several stores run out in December due to the fact that most schools are requiring Science Fair projects.

  • ¨Test Hypothesis/Experiment progress check (How are things going so far?)

     

    Checkpoint #3

    OCTOBER 26th

    Nothing written – just discussions with teacher

  • ¨Analysis of Data check (What are your findings & how will you present them?)

     

    Checkpoint #4

    NOVEMBER 8TH

    Nothing written – just discussions with teacher

  • ¨Draw Conclusions (What was the answer to the problem?  Was your hypothesis correct?)

     

    PROJECTS DUE BY NOVEMBER 27TH  

  • ¨Communicate Data/Projects due to me (If you need extra help placing items on your board, bring all your info. in on this day)

 

CLASS PRESENTATIONS NOVEMBER 27th thru DECEMBER 1ST

 

 

 


Categories:

Biological Science

Human and animal behavior
Social and community relations
Chemistry of life processes
Study of plants, animals, or microorganisms
Study of diseases, and health of humans and animals

Physical Science

The study of the nature and composition of matter and laws governing it
Theories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matter

Earth/Environmental Science

Geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, astronomy
Study of pollution especially related to the environment

Technology/Engineering

Technology or Engineering projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing and practical uses.

If you are using the descriptions of categories listed in the ISEF Wizard, use the following table to match their descriptions with the NC State Science Fair Categories.

NC Categories

Biological Science

Physical Science

Earth/Environmental Science

Technology

ISEF Categories

Animal Sciences
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Biochemistry
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medicine and Health Sciences
Microbiology

Chemistry
Physics and Astronomy

Earth and Planetary Science
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences

Computer Science
Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Energy and Transportation
Mathematical Sciences