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  • Student​ ​Name:

    STUDENT’S​ ​PACKET

    FOR SCIENCE​ ​FAIR​ ​PROJECT

    Table​ ​of​ ​Contents

    Page​ ​1:​ ​Parent​ ​Information​ ​Permission​ ​Slip Page​ ​2​ ​-​ ​5:​ ​Guidelines​ ​and​ ​Steps​ ​for​ ​Completion Page​ ​6.​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​Topics Page​ ​7.​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​General​ ​Rules Page​ ​8.​ ​Project​ ​Steps Page​ ​9.​ ​Oral​ ​Presentation Page​ ​10.​ ​Planned​ ​Project​ ​Overview Page​ ​11.​ ​Research​ ​Plan​ ​Checklist Page​ ​12.​ ​Abstracts Page​ ​13.​ ​Laboratory​ ​Notebook Page​ ​14.​ ​Project​ ​Display Page​ ​15.​ ​Notes

  • MacArthur​ ​9th​ ​Grade​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​Parent​ ​Information All​ ​students​ ​enrolled​ ​in​ ​biology​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Science​ ​and​ ​Engineering​ ​Fair, however​ ​all​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​GT​ ​Biology​ ​course​ ​at​ ​MacArthur​ ​9​th​​ ​grade​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​produce​ ​a science​ ​fair​ ​project​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​credit​ ​in​ ​the​ ​course. The​ ​science​ ​and​ ​engineering​ ​fair​ ​is​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​design,​ ​conduct​ ​and​ ​analyze the​ ​results​ ​of​ ​an​ ​experiment​ ​that​ ​is​ ​judged​ ​in​ ​a​ ​school-wide​ ​competition.​ ​Students​ ​can​ ​qualify​ ​to move​ ​on​ ​to​ ​compete​ ​at​ ​district,​ ​regional,​ ​state,​ ​and​ ​international​ ​levels. Students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​notices​ ​and​ ​forms​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year.​ ​Submissions​ ​will​ ​be through​ ​Google​ ​Classroom Timeline​ ​(TBD)

    ● Topic​ ​Submission​ ​and​ ​Planned​ ​Project​ ​Overview​ ​Due​-​ ​Late​ ​September ● Research​ ​Plans​ ​Due​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Experimentation​ ​Begins​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Science​ ​Fair​ ​Project​ ​Forms​ ​Due​ ​​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Experiments​ ​Ends​-​ ​Late​ ​November ● Abstracts​ ​and​ ​Display​ ​Due​-​ ​Late​ ​November ● MacArthur​ ​9th​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​​ ​Early​ ​December​ ​(TBA) ● District​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​Late​ ​January​ ​(TBA) ● Regional​ ​Registration​ ​Due​ ​-​​​ ​February ● Regional​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​Late​ ​February​​ ​(TBA)

    *All​ ​available​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​science​ ​fair​ ​can​ ​be​ ​accessed​ ​at​ ​Ms.​ ​Raeon’s​ ​Biology website​ ​(raeonbiology.weebly.com/science-fair.html).​ ​This​ ​is​ ​online​ ​and​ ​something​ ​that​ ​all students​ ​can​ ​access​ ​everyday. Please​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​me​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions, Ms.​ ​Elissa​ ​Raeon MacArthur​ ​9​th​​ ​Grade​ ​School Pre-AP/GT​ ​Science​ ​Teacher [email protected] (832)​ ​291-2364 Please​ ​sign​ ​and​ ​return​ ​the​ ​bottom​ ​portion​ ​only.

    I​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​my​ ​child​ ​will​ ​be​ ​participating​ ​in​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​for​ ​the​ ​2016-2017​ ​year.​ ​My​ ​child will​ ​be​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​completing​ ​assignments​ ​and​ ​documents​ ​as​ ​required. _______________________________​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​____________________ Parent​ ​Signature ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Date _______________________________​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​____________________ Student​ ​Signature ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Date

    (Science​ ​Fair​ ​Acknowledgement​ ​Slip)

    https://www.sefhouston.org/fair-announcement https://www.sefhouston.org/fair-announcement mailto:[email protected]

  • MacArthur​ ​9​th​​ ​Grade​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​​ ​-​ ​​ ​Guidelines​ ​and​ ​Steps​ ​for​ ​Completion Requirements As​ ​a​ ​requirement​ ​for​ ​GT​ ​credit​ ​in​ ​Biology​ ​each​ ​student​ ​must​ ​design​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​a​ ​science fair​ ​project.​ ​Projects​ ​may​ ​be​ ​conducted​ ​individually​ ​or​ ​in​ ​teams​ ​of​ ​two​ ​members.​ ​Any​ ​student going​ ​to​ ​Mac​ ​9​ ​is​ ​eligible​ ​for​ ​participation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​science​ ​fair.​ ​All​ ​science​ ​fair​ ​projects​ ​will​ ​be presented​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Mac​ ​9​ ​library​ ​during​ ​our​ ​school​ ​science​ ​fair.​ ​The​ ​best​ ​science​ ​fair​ ​projects​ ​will be​ ​chosen​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​district​ ​science​ ​fair.​ ​​All​ ​students​ ​that​ ​are​ ​chosen​ ​must​ ​attend the​ ​district​ ​science​ ​fair. Important​ ​Dates​ ​(TBD)

    ● Topic​ ​Submission​ ​and​ ​Planned​ ​Project​ ​Overview​ ​Due​-​ ​Late​ ​September ● Research​ ​Plans​ ​Due​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Experimentation​ ​Begins​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Science​ ​Fair​ ​Project​ ​Forms​ ​Due​ ​​-​ ​Early​ ​October ● Experiments​ ​Ends​-​ ​Late​ ​November ● Abstracts​ ​and​ ​Display​ ​Due​-​ ​Late​ ​November ● MacArthur​ ​9th​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​​ ​Early​ ​December​ ​(TBA) ● District​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​Late​ ​January​ ​(TBA) ● Regional​ ​Registration​ ​Due​ ​-​​​ ​February ● Regional​ ​Science​ ​Fair​-​ ​Late​ ​February​​ ​(TBA)

    Grading​​ ​(attached​ ​in​ ​packet)

    ▪ The​ ​Research​ ​Plan​ ​will​ ​be​ ​counted​ ​as​ ​a​ ​major​ ​grade​ ​for​ ​the​ ​1​st​​ ​9​ ​weeks​ ​grading​ ​period. ▪ The​ ​Abstract,​ ​Lab​ ​Notebook/Journal,​ ​Presentation​ ​to​ ​Judges​ ​and​ ​Display​ ​will​ ​be​ ​counted

    as​ ​a​ ​major​ ​grade​ ​for​ ​the​ ​2​nd​​ ​9​ ​weeks​ ​grading​ ​period. Steps​ ​for​ ​Completion

    I. Topic​ ​Selection II. Research III. Problem IV. Hypothesis V. Design​ ​Experiment VI. Design​ ​Data​ ​Analysis​ ​Methods VII. *Subject​ ​Specific​ ​Guidelines​ ​Followed VIII. Type​ ​and​ ​turn​ ​in​ ​Research​ ​Plans IX. Conduct​ ​Experiment​ ​&​ ​Record​ ​Results X. Create​ ​Abstract​ ​and​ ​Display *Only​ ​required​ ​for​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​involve:​ ​(must​ ​complete​ ​appropriate​ ​forms​ ​via​ ​Scienteer)

    ▪ Human​ ​Subjects ▪ Vertebrate​ ​Animals ▪ Potentially​ ​Dangerous​ ​Biological​ ​Agents ▪ Dangerous​ ​Chemicals,​ ​Activities​ ​and​ ​Devices

    https://www.sefhouston.org/fair-announcement https://www.sefhouston.org/fair-announcement

  • Topic​ ​Selection Select​ ​a​ ​topic​ ​or​ ​theme​ ​for​ ​your​ ​project.​ ​This​ ​could​ ​be​ ​something​ ​very​ ​broad​ ​like​ ​Global Warming​ ​or​ ​Paleontology,​ ​but​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​narrow​ ​down​ ​your​ ​focus​ ​to​ ​an​ ​aspect of​ ​the​ ​topic.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​be​ ​done​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step.​ ​Use​ ​the​ ​given​ ​topics​ ​handout​ ​if​ ​you​ ​need​ ​help. Avoid​ ​topics​ ​that​ ​are​ ​deemed​ ​“cookbook​ ​labs”,​ ​topics​ ​that​ ​could​ ​be​ ​done​ ​for​ ​elementary​ ​or middle​ ​school​ ​science​ ​projects.​ ​Try​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​something​ ​interesting​ ​or​ ​important​ ​to​ ​your​ ​life. Research Once​ ​you​ ​choose​ ​a​ ​topic​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​research​ ​as​ ​much​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​Gather​ ​facts​ ​about​ ​the topic​ ​to​ ​help​ ​you​ ​narrow​ ​down​ ​your​ ​topic​ ​to​ ​the​ ​problem​ ​you​ ​will​