PowerPoint Template HERE
Engineering Projects ONLY HEREINDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECTACP-Oakland 6th Grade Independent Research Project (a.k.a. Science Fair)--Science research projects are a required portion of Accelerated Science at ACP-Oakland.--Projects are worked on throughout Quarter 1&2 (AT HOME) and presented in Quarter 3.--Projects are completed individually, no group projects are permitted for 6th grade at ACP.
Due Dates Timeline: TBA
Rough Outline of ScheduleJuly/AugustScientific process and experimental design skills taught, developedSeptember
Experimental design of individual project idea (created/reported and presented to class)Selection of Science Fair Project (after revisions resulting from teacher/peer input and further research)October/November
Research and Research paperExperiments, data collection (completed AT HOME)DecemberFinal Project PowerPoint completedJanuaryCompleted Project PowerPoint presented (in class)
ACP Science FairWinners of ACP Fair Create Board Presentations and move on to district fair (HISEF)FebruaryCUSD Science Fair (HISEF)AprilEligible students move on to AZ State Science Fair (AzSEF)====================================
For students who are doing an at home project involving: human participants, animals or chemicals and have been told they need to get IRB approval, here is the link to print the needed forms.SEE MRS. MOSS for forms.
========================================General Science Fair Project Information
MAKE SURE THAT...
Before you start setting up your award winning science fair concept, be sure you know the difference between a demonstration and a science experiment.
A SCIENCE DEMONSTRATION is a quick little science "show" that explains a science concept like building a model volcano and watching it erupt. It shows how something works, but it is not a true experiment.
A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT is more involved and, in most real experiments, you compare results. An example would be "What fertilizer works best on plants?" or "What is the effect of temperature on water evaporation?" In these examples, you ask a question and then perform experiments to get the answer.RESEARCH FOR SCIENCE FAIR_
Some reliable periodicals and websites for scientific research
- Air and Space Magazine
- American Biology Teacher
- American Journal of Physics
- Chemical and Engineering News
- Environmental Science Technology
- Journal of Chemical Education
- Natural History
- Science News
- Scientific American
A website ending in .org, .edu or .gov is acceptable.
“www.googlesciencefair.com/en/“ is also acceptable.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS SCIENCE BUDDIES TO BE USED for scientific research !****************************************
HOW TO CHOOSE WHICH TYPE OF GRAPH TO USE?
GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
When to Use . . .
. . . a Line graph.
Line graphs are used to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line graphs are better to use than bar graphs. Line graphs can also be used to compare changes over the same period of time for more than one group.
. . . a Bar Graph.
Bar graphs are used to compare things between different groups or to track changes over time. However, when trying to measure change over time, bar graphs are best when the changes are larger.*****************************************