Teaching the your students to follow the Scientific Method when doing a science fair project is different than other learning experiences because it is a very specific methodical step-by-step procedure. The inquiry-based lesson plans are designed to eliminate both you and your students overwhelmed overwhelmed.
Using the inquiry-based lesson plans will also relieve you from preparing and teaching piles of information that is required of a STEM curriculum. Instead, you will be a facilitator of learning. The book will show you how to wean your students from being dependent on you and gradually you will be able to shift much of the work and responsibility to your students. They will be given the opportunity to figure out how to think systematically, solve problems and find answers to their questions. To survive and thrive, your students will learn to develop a stick-to-it attitude.
Students will work in teams, just like real scientist. You will be given guidelines as to how to form these teams.
Students are given a checklist of outcomes after each important step.
Here are the highlights from the 32 Lesson Plans: how to create and keep a Science Log, how to decide and choose a category of science, how to choose a very specific topic, how to write a Big Question, how to do Project Research, how to determine variables and write a Hypothesis, how to write an experimental procedure plan, how to collect data and draw conclusion, how to write a Project Report and Abstract, how to create an extraordinary science fair display board.
A Parent's Guide to Science Fair Projects assists parents on how to help their child without doing the work for them. There is a unique Timeline that will help students to accomplish small outcomes so that they don't get overwhelmed by the this long project. There is a chart that shows parents how to assist their child at each important step.
The Student's Guide to Science Fair Projects (Using the Scientific Method) is included in this book, plus a bonus book: Building Your Student's Confidence.
The most comprehensive science fair resource book on the market! This book is like an encyclopedia!