Today, 1/9, I went through the attached packet with the students and explained to them the second step of their science fair project, which is to write a report about their topic. Each student has a hard copy of this packet.
What needs to be turned in on Feb. 1 is the following...
1) A research report that is, at minimum, 1 page long
2) A bibliography for the resources used to gather information
3) A list of vocabulary words that are related to their topic.
4) A hypothesis in the form of an "if...then" statement
All of this was discussed with the students today. They will have some time in class to research their topic but the bulk of this report will be researched and written at home. There will be quite a few nights when this will be the only homework assigned by me.
The four items above that will be turned in are not their final draft. They will create a "pretty" version of all four things that will be attached to their presentation board for the science fair. The intent of having these things done by 2/1 is so that I can read their work to know they are finished with it and to make sure that it is done correctly.