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Science Fair Guideook - Imagine South Lake Charter

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Science Fair Guideook - Imagine South Lake Charter

FLORIDA SCIENCE FAIR GUIDELINES

2013-2014

[Imagine South Lake] | Mrs. Waters

Table of Contents

    Student Handbook………………………………………………………………………………………………2 Student Documentation Form…………………………………………………….……………………3 Category Descriptions……………………………………………………………………………………….4 Project Timeline…………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Classroom Timeline…………………………………………………………………………………………….6 Final Project Rubric…………………………………………………………………………………………..7 Project Ideas…………………………………………………………………………………………………….…8 Data Notebook………………………………………………………………………………………………..…15 Written Report Guidelines………………………………………………………………………………16 Written Report Components……………………………………………………………………..……17 Project Reference Worksheet……………………………………………………………………..20 Bibliography Format………………………………………………………………………………………...22 Display Board…………………………………………………………………………………………………....23 Oral Presentation Tips……………………………………………………………………………….……24 Science Fair Judging Form……………………………………………………………………….…...25 Graphs Websites/Samples………………………………………………………………………..……26 Bibliography Website……………….......................................................................27

    Parent Acknowledgement Form……………………………………………………………………..28

    Imagine Schools 2013-2014

    Florida Science Fair Guidelines

    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    (Adapted from the International Science and Engineering Fair Student Handbook)

     thThe Imagine School‟s Florida State Science Fair will be held the week of May 12 in the Central Florida

    Region. The North Florida Region Science Fair will be held on January 24. Our school fair will be held the ththweek of December 16 to 20. To be eligible, students in 4-8 grade MUST first enter the school science fair.

WHY DO A SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT? A science fair project allows you to participate in the

    scientific process, understand the scientific method, and develop skills in writing, oral presentation, creative thinking and problem solving. Explore a subject that interests you and stimulates your curiosity. You are the scientist. HAVE FUN!

CONFUSED ABOUT GETTING STARTED? Getting a topic requires some thought. Try looking

    through journals and magazines like Natural History, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, Consumer

    Reports, or Science News. The internet is also an excellent source of ideas and information. Choose a topic that interests you and then decide how you can do an experiment that deals with this topic. Think how this project might improve the world and its inhabitants. Questioning is probably the most important part of scientific creativity and is often followed by an “if...then” statement. Questioning usually leads to experiments

    or observations. Choose a limited subject, ask a question, and identify or define a problem.

WHAT’S NEXT? Decide what type of project suits your needs.

    1. A field (outdoors) investigation

    2. A laboratory (indoors) study

    3.