Mountain Ridge Intermediate

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  • What is a Science or Social Studies Project?

    A science or social studies project begins by asking a question and then uses 5 steps called the scientific method to discover an answer. The term Scientific Method sounds pretty complicated but it is actually 5 simple ideas that scientists use to solve problems:

    1.      What I wonder (Question)

    2.      What I think (Hypothesis)

    3.      What I did (Experiment/Research)

    4.      What I found (Results)

    5.      What I learned (conclusions)

    Where do I begin?

     

    1. Who do I want to work with? There are two options: Individual or Partner
    2. What category do I want to do a project in?
    3. Pick your project and a title.

     

    Start by…….

    • Choose a topic, issue, or problem to investigate.
    • Form a Question.
    • Start a journal to keep all your notes and research.
    • Begin research using the library, internet, books, magazines, personal interviews with experts. Don't forget you MUST keep tract of all the places you get your information from for your bibliography. 

       Then……

    • From your research, decide how to set up an investigation, including the procedure and necessary materials.
    • Complete any additional research and set up outline for report.
    • Start your experiment or create your invention.
    • Record observations in your journal.
    • Begin collecting or buying materials for your display and start work on any models, props, or visual aids for your display.

     Next……...

    • Ask Yourself - What Did I Do and What Did I Find?
    • Continue to record observations from your experiment or invention in your journal.
    • Work on first draft of report.
    • Write down or sketch preliminary designs for your display.
    • Write text for background of display.
    • Take any photos needed and have them printed. (Remember You should not see your face in the photos)
    • Complete your experiment.
    • Analyze observations and write up your results.

      Finishing Up…...

    • Ask Yourself - What Did I Learn?)
    • Write and proofread final version of your project.
    • Finish constructing your display, including any graphs, charts, and visual aids.
    • Practice presenting to the judges, you can have notecards if you think you might need them.

     

    Click Links Below

     

    Writing a Bibliography

     

    Science Buddies Webpage

     

    Writing an Abstract

     

    Science Fair Project Resource

     

    Science Fair Display Board Resource Buy a Trifold board now, they sellout locally ever year.  You can get a board at Micheal's, Walmart, and Target. 

     

     

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