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    Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair 2013 Student & Teacher Guide For High School Students in King and Snohomish Counties March 9, 2013 at Bellevue College

    www.bellevuecollege.edu/sciencefair

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    Table of Contents    Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... 3 

    Part I: Science and Engineering Fair Overview ..................................................................................... 4 

    Suggested Project Timeline ........................................................................................................................ 4 

    Part II: Starting with the Basics ................................................................................................................... 5 

    Start with the Basics: How do I choose a topic? .............................................................................. 5 

    Part III: Planning Your Project ...................................................................................................................... 9 

    Planning Your Project: Background Research .................................................................................... 9 

    Science Project Guide: Developing a Hypothesis ........................................................................... 11 

    Science Project Guide: Planning your experiment ........................................................................... 12 

    Science Project Guide: Writing Your Experimental Procedure .................................................... 14 

    Science Project Guide: Experiment time! .......................................................................................... 17 

    Engineering Project Guide: Bigger, Faster, Stronger! .................................................................. 19 

    Part IV: Putting it All Together: .................................................................................................................. 23 

    Data Analysis .................................................................................................................................................. 23 

    Statistics ........................................................................................................................................................... 24 

    Conclusions ..................................................................................................................................................... 24 

    Part V: Making your project Stand out! ................................................................................................... 26 

    Completing Your Project ............................................................................................................................ 26 

    Display Board ................................................................................................................................................. 27 

     

    Appendix .............................................................................................................................................................. 30 

    Selected Resources ...................................................................................................................................... 30 

    Judging Criteria ............................................................................................................................................. 31 

       

      

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    Part I:  Science and Engineering Fair Overview 

    Suggested Project Timeline 

    Good science and engineering fair projects take time.  Below, you’ll find a 9‐week timeline to help keep  you on track as you work your way through your project.  Keep in mind it is always better to start early!      Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday  Friday 

    Week 1  Jan 6‐12 

    Decide whether to  do a team or an  individual project 

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