The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair was May 27-28, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. Lakeside had four students participate in the fair.
Nathan Guzman Fourth place Chemistry
Fahad Paryani Second place Microbiology
Alec Reinhardt Second place Behavioral and Social Sciences
Julia Shuford Second place Materials Science
Please congratulate these students . They started this journey the first week of school!
Science Fair Research Project
Schedule of Important Dates
August 14 Explanation of project, receive paperwork.
August 18 Media Center visit to investigate possible topics; Go over the logbook protocol: Logbook
Here is the powerpoint I show about the logbook: Your Log Book
August 22 Project Ideas form due with signed parent acknowledgment. (10 pts) Project ideas Form
Here is a powerpoint about writing a testable question: Testable Questions
Web Sources The only web sources that you can cite in your paper are .edu and .gov. If you want to cite a .com, .net, etc., you must fill out a website permission form: Website Permission Form This form should be filled out and emailed to Mrs. Brim to get her approval.
September 3 Discuss the ISEF paperwork that must be filled out for your project.
September 3 Science Fair Project Plan is due. Hre is the powerpoint that I show: Project Plan. Here is the form: Project Plan sheet – reg. If you are doing an engineering project, use this Project Plan Form: Project Plan sheet – engineer
September 12 Turn in completed GSEF/ISEF paperwork. (15 pts)
This is a copy of the yellow form that you attached to your paperwork and that has what is needed in the first draft on page two: Science fair Checklist
Here’s the powerpoint that I showed you about how to do the Works Cited page in the MLA Style: WORKS CITED
Here is the powerpoint that I showed you about the first draft and how to write the background information and do parenthetical documentation: First Draft info
September 24 First Draft / Logbook / Plagiarism Awareness form / First Draft Checklist due (10 pts)
– should include title page, introductory paragraph with purpose and thesis, research/background information, final paragraph with hypothesis, and Works Cited page.
Help on writing a thesis statement: Thesis statement
The packet that has MLA information as well as how to format parts of your paper: Sample Paper – science fair
The first draft checklist that must be turned in with the first draft: Checklist – 1st draft
The plagiarism awareness form that must be turned in with the first draft: Plagiarism Awareness
The powerpoint on plagiarism that I show in class: plagiarism
The powerpoint I showed that showed problems with the first draft once students got it back:
October 1 Revised Project Plan due (10 pts) Project Plan Form-revised
– we are focusing on the procedure before the second draft is due.
October 3 Deadline for all GSEF/ISEF paperwork to be complete, correct and received.
October 16 Second Draft / Old First Draft / Logbook Due / Second Draft Checklist (15 pts)
– should include title page, introductory paragraph with purpose and thesis, research/background information, summary paragraph with hypothesis, materials and methods*, and works cited
*anyone reading your procedure should be able to recreate your experiment perfectly.
The second draft checklist that must be turned in with the second draft: checklist-2nd-draft
November 5 Third Draft / Old Second Draft / Old First Draft / Logbook Due / Third Draft Certification Form (15 pts)
– should include everything from second draft with revisions and Table of Contents, plus whatever else you would like edited.
The third draft checklist that must be turned in with the third draft: Checklist – 3rd draft
December 3 FINAL RESEARCH REPORT(ONE COPY) DUE – Old Third Draft / Old Second Draft / Old First Draft Due (15 pts).
**You will receive points for the material due on each of the designated due dates.
**Any item not received complete on the date due will lose the possible points assigned it.
**These points are 10% of the science fair project grade.
**Please do yourself a favor and monitor your progress carefully.
Second Semester Dates
January 7 Display Board Due Display Info
January 8 Abstract Due Abstract Info
Use the link: https://student.societyforscience.org/forms or click on
PowerPoint about the Display Board and Abstract:Display Board and Abstract
January 13 Lakeside High School Science Fair, LHS cafeteria
Presenting your project: Presenting your project
February 8 DeKalb Science and Engineering Regional Fair, Arabia Mountain High School
You received a folder in class with the forms you will need. They are also below. Feel free to print them as needed.
Timeline to help you not get behind: 20wktimeline
Here are some criteria to go through when determining if a website is okay to use as a source: Choosing a website
If the website you want to use is not pre-approved (not .edu or .gov), then you will need to fill out the form and return it to Mrs. Brim to request permission to use the website: Website Permission Form
Science Fair: Basic Paper Format – MLA Style: basic-paper-format-2014
Here is the powerpoint that I showed you about the second draft and how to write the Materials and Methods portion of the paper: Second Draft Info
Here is the powerpoint that I showed you about the third draft and how to make a Table of Contents: Third Draft Info
Here is the handout that explains all parts of the research paper and what should be included in the final draft of your paper: Writing Your Final Paper.
Link to the International Science and Engineering Fair site so that you can download the official forms you must fill out. Click on DOCUMENT LIBRARY on the bottom left side.
When you are writing your paper, you can refer to this sample paper for help with formatting, etc. Sample Paper – science fair
Here is an example of the results section for a paper: Results Example
CHOOSING A TOPIC
Believe it or not, selecting a topic for a science fair project may be the toughest part of the process. The Internet and the media center or Public Library are good places to find a topic, but most students are not focused when they begin their search. Without knowing what it is that you are looking for, it is almost impossible for you to come up with something that is going to work as a topic.
FIRST STEP: Pick an area of science in which you have a particular interest. You are going to be with your topic for 6 months….If you don’t pick a topic interesting to you, it will be a very long six months. Look closely at your interests, experience, and resources before settling on a topic.
SECOND STEP: Go to the sciencebuddies.org website and select the Topic Selection Wizard on the left hand side. You can also go through the Idea Finder in the bottom left hand corner at the Discovery Education.com website.
THIRD STEP: there are several other places to look:
Search Engines and Subject Portals
A subject portal from the Center for Library Research: BUBL Information Service
Another subject portal: The WWW Virtual Library
Web Sites for Topics/Ideas
Science Project – www.scienceproject.com/index.asp
The Ultimate Science fair resource – http://www.scifair.org/
Science Fair Home Page – http://www.cdli.ca/sciencefairs/
Science Fair projects and Experiments – http://www.juliantrubin.com/fairprojects.html
All Science Fair Projects – http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/
ScienceNews for Kids – http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/mysnk/for-kids
Terimore Institute Inc. – http://www.terimore.com/
Science Stuff.com link
Super Science Fair Projects, Ideas, Topics, and Experiments link
Research Magazines and Other Traditional Periodicals
Science News~~ www.sciencenews.org
Latest Science research~ www.sciencedaily.com
Ms. TTs Science Fair Webquest: https://sites.google.com/a/viacademy.org/tania-tanzir/
Science fair Project Webquest: http://www.questgarden.com/05/80/4/051229120054/index.htm
BE SURE YOU CHOOSE A TOPIC THAT YOU CAN TEST AND TEST USING MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO YOU…