Science Project Finish
Now that you have chosen your topic, done some research, planned your steps and materials, and conducted your experiment, you will need to draw conclusions.
- What did you learn from your experiments? Be specific. If you set out to answer a question, tell me if your question was answered. How was it answered? What did the experiment show to prove your question was answered? If you set out to create or build something and to show how it works, did it work? Why do you think it worked? What did you learn that shows you that your project/experiment was successful? Was it successful? You will need to write at least one fully typed page of observations. Be detailed in your explanations. Once done with this, you are now read to put together your final project. Final projects are due Wednesday, May 18th. This includes your written report and display.
- Your report should include a cover page and a title page with the title of your report, your name, and the date your report was written. Cover pages should have an interesting picture related to our field of study. (Remember exemplary standards when placing pictures on your report: straight, neat, constructions paper borders, etc...)
- Include a table of contents to organize your writing for the reader: introduction, research, observations, conclusions, bibliography.
- Make sure your paragraphs, especially categories for research, have headings and a space in between the heading and your category paragraphs. Also, include at least three diagrams and/or pictures (one per page). Again, remember exemplary standards here.
- After your conclusion paragraphs, you will need your bibliography. Use your Sources of Information and Working bibliography pages to create your bibliography.
- Put your report in a report cover/folder. Place your cover page on the top of your report cover.
- Here is your order: cover with cover page glued on, title page, table of contents, introductory paragraphs, research paragraphs, observations paragraphs, closing paragraphs, and bibliography.
Final Display Project
After putting your research report together, you will be ready to put your display together. Please follow these directions when putting together your finished product:
- First, you will need to have your research report in a report folder of some kind. I recommend making two copies of your report. This way, you can use the information to help put together your display board and have a report to turn in.
- Decorate a display board with pictures and items (3-D objects are a great idea) related to your report, along with the information from your report.
- I have really started seeing that "above and beyond" exemplary work. Keep it up. Remember, you are going for EXEMPLARY work standards: use borders of color or construction paper borders; cover in color (don't leave a lot of blank space); color is bright and interesting; hand drawn or printed pictures; have uniform-sized letters (block letters, stencils, bubble letters, stickers); use stencils, stickers, etc...for interest; outline for "pop" where needed.
- Plan a way to orally present your report. You assignment will be to teach the class about your topic. You oral presentation should be 2-3 minutes long. You may not read your report to the class. Index cards with notes may be used if needed. Use your display board to assist you in your presentation. Practice you presentation at home, so you are well prepared. You will have presentations the week of May 23rd. I will send home a list of presentation days.