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Science Fair Structure Program Description

 

In today’s world, something that is not taught in school but is even more important than core academic values is how to present and structure academic information to a wide audience. In ages as early as middle school, students have opportunities to present information they have researched to a wide audience ranging from fellow peers to adults with a doctorate. Opportunities for students include the Contra Costa County Science Fair, local school science fairs, and many more! It is important for students to be able to have guidance on how to structure an experiment because with the proper structure, students have ideas which can change the world. In this course, students will come up with their own testable research question, structure a hypothesis, identify variables in their experiment, list materials, write down procedures, collect data, take accurate pictures, write a background with relevant research material, analyze data, and finally, write a conclusion. Then, students will present their own tri-fold board to the class and learn key presentational skills and how to formally present themselves and their information to an audience of children and adults. This experiment can be used in science fair competitions throughout the year.

 

Syllabus:

Students will learn how to effectively structure a science fair experiment. In addition, students will create their own research folder and learn how to organize data. Students will come up with their own testable research question, structure a hypothesis, identify variables in their experiment, list materials, write down procedures, collect data, take accurate pictures, write a background with relevant research material, analyze data, and finally, write a conclusion. Then, students will present their own tri-fold board to the class and learn key presentation skills and how to formally present themselves and their information to an audience of children and adults.