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Science Fair 2012 Guidelines

Evaluation

Science Fair is part of the third bimonthly grade; it substitutes the 50% of classwork activities. That means that Science Fair is 35 points of the thirdbimonthly grade.

* Every Thursday one member of the team must send the Meeting Minute before 10 p.m. It´s the team’s responsibility to make sure that it was received and as an advice brings theword document next day in USB.

The Meeting Minute is a predefined word document. The Information section on second page refers to the content that the team should have worked that week.

Eachtime the Meeting Minute is not sent in time will be 2 points less in the bimonthly grade.

Members that do not attend meetings will lose 10 points. A maximum of two absences is allowed when justifiedand signed by a parent, as well as authorized by the coordinator.

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Timeline

Week | Date | Activities |
1 | Jan. 3-6 | Topic selection is due.Register name of topic with your teacher.|
2 | Jan. 9-13 | Ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where?The specific question the student will be investigating in the science fair project.Toanswer the question it must be about something that you can measure, preferably with a number.Identify a problem that you would like to solve. Narrow the topic. Formulate a hypothesis by making anintelligent guess."If _____[I do this] _____, then _____[this]_____ will happen."You must state your hypothesis in a way that you can easily measure and it should be constructed in a way to help youanswer your original question.Background Research Plan.Find out what others have done to solve the problem.Read books and articles on the topic (go to the library).Find reliable Internet sources on thetopic.Definitions of all important words and concepts that describe the experiment.Mathematical formulas, if any, that are needed to describe the results of the experiment. |
3 | Jan. 16-20 | Define...
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