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PS 15 Science

Fair Entry
Packet

Student Name: ________________________________________________


Class: ____________________________________________________________

So youve decided to enter the Science Fair? GREAT! Here are the
steps that you will take on your journey to scientific success, and
this packet will help you get there!
! Choose a topic.
! Decide what you will investigate and determine your
experimental question.
! Research your topic.
! Form a hypothesis.
! Plan your project.
! Turn in Parent Permission and receive project board.
(Due Date: 3/2/16)
! Collect materials.
! Conduct your experiment.
! Record your data.
! Draw conclusions.
! Prepare your visual and oral presentation.
! Be proud of yourself- you worked hard!

Step 1: Choose a topic.


Circle the topics that interest you.

Air

Soil

Plants
Electricity

Humans

Insects
Parachutes

Mammals

Sports
Buoyancy

Mold

Weather
Health

Music

Earthquakes
States
of
Matter

Memory
Architecture

The
Environment
Robotics

Nature

Computers

Simple
Machines
Water

Photography

Energy

Space
Coding

DNA

Bridges
Rocks

Volcanoes
Cooking

Towers

Step 1: Choose a topic.


Rank the topics that you are interested in. Make sure you
rank the topic you are most interested in #1.
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Step 2: Decide what to investigate.
Brainstorm ideas that you could investigate. If you
cant come up with 3 ideas, try to think of 3 ideas
that you could investigate under Topic #2.
*Need help? Try using www.sciencebuddies.org
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Step 2: Decide what to investigate.


Write down the question that will be answered by your
investigation.
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Step 3: research your topic.
Conduct research on your topic. Gather at least
8 important facts. Make sure to record where
you got your information from.
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FACT#2 _______________________________________________________________________
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Step 3: research your topic.


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Step 3: research your topic.


FACT#6: ______________________________________________________________________
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Where I Found It: __________________________________________________________

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Step 4: Form your hypothesis


What I think will happen based on my
research:
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Step 5: Make a plan.
How I Will Conduct My Experiment:
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Step 5: Make a plan.


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Step 6: Gather materials.


MATERIALS NEEDED:
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PS 15 Science Fair Parent Permission

I, __________________________________________ (name of parent) give my


child permission to participate in the PS 15 Science Fair. I
understand that this is completely voluntary. I will support
my child by going through this packet with them and
working with them on their project.
Childs Name: ______________________________________________________________
Topic My Child is Investigating:
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I have reviewed their experimental plan with my child and
feel confident that we have the materials to complete this
project. I understand that their science fair board, along
with any additional models or display materials, will need
to be in school by March 22 for the fair, which will be on
March 23.
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Parent Signature

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Date

Step 7: Conduct your experiment.


Work with your parents to perform your
experiment. Make sure you take pictures of
the experiment and record data that will
support your project.
Step 8: Record data.

Step 9: draw conclusions.


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Step 10: prepare visual and oral
presentation.
Your display board should look like this:

On the next page, you will find the rubric that will be used
by science fair judges to evaluate your project.

Step 10: prepare oral presentation.


What do you want to tell the judges about your project?
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