A 3-page handout for students, parents, and faculty trainings on the basics of grades K-5 science fair projects. Each section of the project is described and has an example (including Purpose, Hypothesis, Materials, Variables, Directions, Data Chart, Graphs, and Conclusions). The third page has large font titles that can be cut out and glued to the science board.
This is really good for an elementary introduction to the scientific method. I teach middle school, and if students already have this background information, they will have a much better understanding at the next level.
July 4, 2012
So glad you put this up! Will save me a ton of time!!
September 30, 2010
Excellent handouts that smart students and parents will save and use from year to year.
This is a great resource for elementary science teachers! As stated by Karmen(c), it is written proof that a science experiement is not the same activity as building a model. Furthermore, it can easily be expanded into bulletin boards and/or wall charts for even more emphasis.
September 26, 2010
Very comprehensive! This guide encourages students to apply the scientific method, rather than simply making a project. Students must choose a testable hypothesis. In other words, the typical baking soda and vinegar volcano would be inadequate for this assignment.