This packet will help you to have a smooth start to your science fair project. The packet includes the following:
Page 2-7, Science Fair Booklet: When we first started doing science fair at our school, we would just tell our students to record everything for their projects in a notebook. Often times, only half of our students would even bring a notebook, and many of them would proceed to lose it or leave it at home. We developed this record booklet to ensure that ALL students had something to record their project progress, and to help our students keep their information organized. Many students were relieved that we provided this booklet for them.
Page 8, Science Fair Info Sheet: This sheet condenses all the information the students' parents need to know about their child's project. It specifies what the student's question/topic is, when they plan to start their project, who their partners are, and their partners' contact information.
Page 9, Brainstorm Activity: In the beginning of our science fair journey, we often found that students would discover these awesome project ideas as they were searching or thinking about it, but would often forget about it, or forget where they found the idea (typical middle school child!). This activity is usually done the first day of starting science fair, and is used as an exit pass.
Page 10, Science Fair Log: This sheet is extremely helpful for the teacher in keeping track of their students' projects and progress. It also serves as a good visual as you meet with the individual students to see where they are on the science fair timeline.
**Note: If a rubric is referenced throughout the packet, this is in regards to the science fair rubric that our science department developed together. We cannot post this rubric, as it is not our sole intellectual property. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.