Science Fair Step #1 - due Wednesday, 12/13
Today we went over the entire science fair packet and I talked with the students about the general plan for completing their science fair project.
The first step, due Wednesday, is for students to determine what their investigation will be about by composing a question that will drive their project.
The format of the question should be as follows...
"Does/Do ___________________________ affect _____________________?
The first blank is for the action / variable being used.
The second blank is the result / outcome.
Does sunlight affect plant growth?
Does the temperature of butter affect cookie consistency when baked?
Do different materials affect the ability of electricity to conduct?
Does pressurized air affect the height of a rocket?
Do distractions affect reaction times of drivers in a video game?
Do the size of Mentos particles affect the chemical reaction when placed into cola?
All questions must be mathematically or scientifically testable with materials that students have access to.
Students have been asked to consult with parents to make sure the investigation is OK with them!
Questions can be submitted either tomorrow or Wednesday.
I will approve the questions and return them by Thursday.