Science Fair Inquiry Project (Fully Editable)

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This set includes absolutely EVERYTHING you need to teach the science inquiry process for grades 3-5 and then hold a science fair project. The set is fully editable so you can change anything and everything about this set. The structure and all forms are already created for you.

The project is designed as a homework project to be completed during mid-April to Mid-May (but you can change the dates on the calendar to fit your needs). There is a student direction packet and a student homework packet with calendar and week by week due dates plus all recording sheets needed by students. There are 3 PowerPoint slideshows that introduce the project in detail, teach the steps in the scientific process, and that show student sample project displays. Also included is a sample guided science inquiry experiment with teacher notes and student forms, science fair poster board templates for students who need a little extra help and to allow for differentiation, colorful wall posters teaching the steps of the scientific process, 2 versions of award certificates to honor the hard work and effort of EVERY child, memory book reflection pages, scoring guides for the project and the speech, and more.

I included lots of options so you can customize and personalize this project. The set is in MS Word format, PDF, and Editable PDF, plus PowerPoint.

The set is organized into 6 file folders with 41 files inside for a total of 219 pages. Be sure to download the product preview. It shows what is included in this set.

• Quick reference file that explains and shows a thumbnail of the contents of each file
• Introduction to the Science Fair Project packet
• Science Fair Project Directions Packet: Includes all project directions, parent introductory letter, 49 sample science fair questions, student homework calendar of due dates, homework timeline, 3 different scoring guides, speech sign-up schedule, speech scoring rubric
• Science Fair Homework Packet (with and without graphics): cover page, science fair homework calendar of due dates, rough draft scientific process packet, parent letter
• Science Fair Detailed Directions packet: title page with important dates, calendar, parent letter, list of 47 possible topics/questions to be considered for the project, Steps in the Inquiry Science Fair Project list, Display board headings and tips, and speech presentation directions.
• Teacher Notes and Hints including overview, objectives, ideas for differentiation, timeline, pacing guide and note about award certificates.
• Power Point Slideshows: 3 sideshows: Designing Your SF Project, Steps in the Scientific Process, and Photo Examples of past projects
• Scoring Guides for the Project: 4 different options to score the project (rubric, raw score or percentage forms) Editable
• Scoring Guide for the Speech that you can edit
• Science Fair Student Peer Feedback Presentation Student Response Form
• Guided Science Inquiry Lesson with Teacher & Student Notes: a simple experiment that helps students understand the scientific process
• Scientific Method Form for Students: a blank science inquiry form for use with all inquiry projects
• Scientific Inquiry Lesson Student Recording Form – great for differentiation
• Science Fair Word Art Titles for Student Poster Boards (for students in need)
• Science Fair Student Presentation Student Response Form
• Invitation to Families to Attend Science Fair
• Science Fair Speech Schedule & Sign-Up Sheets
• Science Fair Memory Book page: 2 formats to allow for student self-reflection of the project with space for writing and space to add a digital photo or sketch
• Science Fair Award Certificates – 7 different certificates to allow for each child to receive a meaningful award. These also come in editable PDF – type the student’s name & reason for receiving the award & print nice, clean copies! (I love editable PDFS!)
• Posters – Steps in the Scientific Process, Designing Your Inquiry Project (6 files included)
• Poster Templates - Students can use these templates to type their science fair poster information
• Editing Tips and Adding Clip Art
• Tips for Using Editable PDFs


FOLDER CONTENTS (The detailed listing):

Scoring Guides:
• SF Project Scoring Guide Rubric - 1 page MS Word
• SF Project Scoring Guide Rubric - 1 page PDF
• SF Scoring Guide Options - 7 pages PDF
• SF Scoring Guide-Editable BLANK-Template - 4 pages MS Word

Awards Certificates:
• Award Certificates Science Fair-EDITABLE PDF - 4 pages editable PDF
• Award Certificates Science Fair - 7 pages PDF

PowerPoint Slideshows
• Designing Your SF Project Slideshow - 12 slides PowerPoint
• Science Fair Student Examples-PowerPoint-Photos - 6 slides PPT
• Scientific Process Steps – PPT - 10 slides PowerPoint

Speech & Speech Scoring
• SF Speech Peer Response Form - 4 pages PDF
• SF Speech Presentation Schedule Option 2 - 1 page MS WORD
• SF Speech Presentation Schedule Sign-Up-WORD-Editable - 3 pages MS Word
• Speech Directions for Students - 1 page MS Word
• Speech Scoring Guide PDF - 1 page PDF
• SF Speech Scoring Guide – Word Editable - 1 page MS Word

Student & Teacher Materials
• Inquiry Form 2–WORD Editable - 2 pages MS Word
• Inquiry Form with categories & graphics - 6 pages PDF
• Inquiry Form with categories no graphics - 5 pages PDF
• Inquiry Form with categories no graphics-WORD Editable - 4 pages MS Word
• Inquiry Lesson Guided Plus Teacher Notes - 5 pages PDF
• SF Display Board Photo Examples-also in PPT - 6 pages PDF
• SF Display Board Poster Template-WORD Editable - 7 pages MS WORD
• File Title: SF Display Board Titles – 4 styles - 4 pages PDF
• SF Homework Packet-EDITABLE PDF 9 pages PDF YOU CAN EDIT
• SF Homework Packet-WORD Editable - 9 pages MS WORD
• SF Homework Packet - 9 pages PDF
• SF Invitation to Families-Come to SF-WORD Editable - 1 page MS WORD
• Science Fair Memory Book Page for Students - 5 pages PDF
• SF Project Directions & Calendar-Detailed-WORD Editable - 7 pages MS Word
• SF Project Teacher Notes - 4 pages PDF

Wall Posters:
• Designing Your SF Project-Posters - 12 pages PDF
• Scientific Process Steps – Posters - 10 pages PDF
• Scientific Process Wall Posters-larger with graphics - 4 pages PDF
• Scientific Process Wall Posters-larger - 4 pages PDF
• Scientific Process-Poster-1 page - 1 page PDF
• Wall Posters-for Student Science Journals-2 per page - 5 pages PDF

Other Materials
• SF Materials in the Set - 20 pages PDF
• Editing Tips and Adding Clip Art - 3 pages PDF
• Terms of Use - 1 page PDF
• Tips for Using Editable PDFs - 1 page PDF

Students love this project and feel great success. Enjoy the excitement of inquiry science!
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