The Oral Presentation
The oral presentation of the science project is a important requirement of the science project. For many science fair judges, thepresentation is the most important factor in their evaluation of your project! It will be important for you to be able to give a concise and confident summary of the project. You will be asked questionsabout your project and you want to be prepared to answer the questions in a very clear and thorough manner. Obviously, this requires that you really know your project!
The first oral presentation willbe in front of your peers and teacher. Take the time to practice and prepare a handy set of notes (Preferably on 3x5 index cards). The notes should only be "main ideas". Don't read from the cards!Use the cards only to regain your delivery if you lose concentration.
As part of your preparation, practice at home with family members, in front of a mirror, or video camera. The following rubricsare meant to give you more definite features of a good oral presentation related specifically to your science project.
Rubrics for the Oral Presentation
1. Thoroughness of Presentation
a. Statethe title of the project.
b. State why you are trying to solve that problem.
c. State why you think the project would benefit society.
d. State the hypothesis.
e. Quote a source to support thehypothesis. (Tell what the source said to support the
f. Explain the experimental design:
1) what variables were held constant?
2) what was the manipulated variable?3) how many variations of the manipulated variable did you have?
4) what was the responding variable?
5)what was measured and how was it measured? (In SI units.)
g. Describe thematerials.
h. Explain the procedures.
i. Explain the results, refer to your graphs or tables.
j. Discuss the conclusions and whether the results support the hypothesis.
k. Describe new...