2616 Nixon Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Scientific investigation is an essential part of life. It is the hope of this project to further enhance student interest and skill in the investigative and documentation areas of science. It is realized that not all students are interested in doing a full-fledged science fair project complete with display board and model. However, all students are required to either conduct an experiment or research a concept/theory in a detailed and comprehensive report to be turned in for a grade.
-- is a form that allows students to come up with 3 ideas they would like to do for their science project that the teacher must approve and parents must sign.
-- this helps students to come up with suggestions for experiments and/or research as they explore on their own.
-- this breaks down all the due dates for each phase of the science project, from start to end. It is a about a 5 month process where the students are guided throughout the whole project.
-- If working with a partner, it must be an experiment. If working by yourself, then you can either do an experiment or a research paper.
-- In any part of this process, I do not accept anything late. Students must make these deadlines, because I only have a certain window of time to get things back to students.
-- Students need to look ahead and start the next phase of the project.
1st Quarter ---> October 31, 2013 Proposed research/experiment topics
and parent signature
2nd Quarter ---> December 11, 2013 Experiment: Detailed procedure and
OR Research: 2-3 page background information
---> January 21, 2014 Experiment: Data tables, Graphs, and background
information to support experiment
OR Research: Complete body of the paper with
pictures and bibliography
3rd Quarter ---> February 05, 2014 Both research and experiment needs a complete,
typed rough-draft of report – look at checklist as
your guidelines for the paper
(must include everything)
---> February __, 2014 Entry form for Southeastern Michigan Science Fair
(For science fair participants only)
---> March 06, 2014 Final draft of written reports/projects. Have poster board
for presentations and model ready
(for science fair participants and oral presentation)
---> March 10 - 14, 2014 Classroom presentation on project
(5 – 10 minutes)
-- this breaks down the guidelines and expectations to what should be included in the comprehensive experiment report.
-- this breaks down the guidelines and expectations to what should be included in the comprehensive research report.
-- this breaks down how to write a proper bibliography using different sources.
-- this is the form where students can order science boards for a cheaper coast.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
-- Need a visual aide (ie power point, board)
-- Here are the guidelines that I look for in the presentations:
1 = poorly done 10 = Excellent
1) Did you project your voice so everyone could hear you?
2) Did you speak clearly and annunciate your words so you could be understood?
3) Did you look around to your audience? Make eye contact?
4) Did you have visual aide for your project? (ex. Science board or handouts)
5) Did you clearly explain your project?
6) Were you able to answer your peers’ questions about your project?