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School's out for the summer!

Science Fair 2014-2015 - Yes, can you believe it!! It's time to start planning for next year's investigation.  Students may get a head start and begin the process over the summer.  Students may email their up coming teachers for approval and guidance.  8th grade Mrs. Wiley, 7th grade Mrs. Reardon & Mrs. Whittle, and 6th grade Mrs. Siverson & Mrs. Miller.  And don't forget to start using a log book to document all your work - use a pen, date every entry, and do not cross out just keeping on writing even when you change your ideas/plans.       

Science Fair Workshop - July 24th 3-5pm  and July 29th 9-11am at the VCMS Media Center - students can stop by during those hours to get projects approved or discuss ideas with teachers. 

Science Fair....Question?  Where to start?? Great ideas are located in news articles.  Look below for some interesting topics.  Read and find something that interests you that could be formed into a controlled experiment (that you can do).  Also, observe some previous projects to stimulate ideas - locate the PDF below.  Remember it must have a real application of how to help mankind - not just a cool experiment (we do those in class:).  Students will all be required to complete a science fair project appropriate for their grade level if they are in an Advanced/Honors Science course.  However, they are allowed to pick a path or depending on the topic their teacher will select their path GREEN or GOLD.  GREEN path will complete their investigation with a power-point and present to their teacher.  GOLD path will complete their investigation with a notebook, tri-board, and present to judges from the community.  The GOLD path will require more comittment from the students, but will also provide many great rewards.  Please view the checklist/due date PDF below for both paths. 

https://student.societyforscience.org/additional-science-resources?pid=310

http://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

More Science Fair HELP - If you are really struggling to get started or have no idea what science fair is all about, then please read through the material below.

How to think like a scientist...https://student.societyforscience.org/how-think-scientist

It all starts with an idea..https://student.societyforscience.org/it-all-starts-idea

The basics...https://student.societyforscience.org/basics

Feed you brain...https://student.societyforscience.org/feed-your-brain

Terms you should know...https://student.societyforscience.org/glossary-research-terms

 

 

AND MORE Science Fair HELP -  go to science buddies and take the interest survey...http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

 

 

Summer Science Fun.......

Dr. Oz Cool Science Fair Projects Challenge - Take it on:) read about the article at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dr-oz-show-brings-cool-153000326.html

                                                                           View ideas and experiments by celebrities at http://www.doctoroz.com/video-series/dr-oz-celebrity-science-fair

                                                                           View competition rules at  http://www.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-celebrity-science-fair-official-rules

Contact: Gretchen.Reardon@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Science Fair Checklist - GOLD -
Science Fair Checklist - GREEN -
Science Fair Rough Plan - START HERE:) -

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