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Science Links

EBSCO Host - Research database                    The Nervous System


Earth Changes and Energy Forces


Forms of Energy and Group Project

Group Project Requirements

Websites for Energy Sources

Benchmark assessment and rubric for energy forces

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html Energy Story

http://www.repp.org/articles/static/1/996090105_982708676.html#renf What are the environmental benefits of renewable energy?

http://www.repp.org/articles/static/1/996090105_982708676.html#renj  How much would it cost a household to do renewable energy?

http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=1  Energy Kids



Web sites for Science Projects

Steps for the Scientific Method - View the 12 steps we will use with classroom experiments.

Science Project Resources Given to Students in Class

Table of Contents - This is a list of all the resources I give the students with the dates I handed them out. Updated Weekly. 

Revised Steps for the Scientific Method This is the one we will use for science projects. 

Idea Hunt - Resource to help students find a science project topic along with narrowing their ideas to create a testable measureable question. 

Give Credit Where It's Due - Sheet shows students how to cite various resources including, web sites, CD-ROM encyclopedia, books, magazines, newspapers, and interviews.


Validate Your Topic - Before students choose their final science project, they need to ask themselves these questions. 

Categories-a resource of the list of science project categories available.

Drafting a Testable Measurable Question-students should have taken notes on this in their science project notebook

Science Project Criteria and Science Notebook/Folder Rubric - Updated 2010

New Emerson Kid Friendly Rubric-The parts of the rubric we will be using for science projects are identified with stars. 

Your Typed Report- This is a checklist for the expectations and format that will need to be included on the final typed report. 

Checklist of requirements for your display board -A list of all the things needed to earn a 3 for the display board.  It also includes other tips in creating the baord too.

Science Board and Oral Presentation Rubric - This is a rubric which displays the four areas students will be graded on for the science board along with the oral presentation. 

Chapter 2 Fact Finding-This article helps students learn information about how to prospect for information at the library and on-line.

Traps and Trip Wires Common Problems to Avoid - Students have a copy of this short but useful article to help them with their science projects.  The link actually includes a summary of the original article.  Note:  This is not the handout students have. 

Variables-Students were given an article which included a table which showed them different project titles along with the independent, dependent, and controlled variables for each project. 

Sample Procedure #1 and SP#1 with Revisions - We talked about the positives and areas for growth about a procedure written by a past student on testing "Does algae grow better and/or quicker in a fish bowl with or without an acquatic plant". You were also able to see her many revisions made after writing the experiment.  

Sample Procedure #2 - We discussed the positives and areas for growth about a procedure written by a past student on testing "Will a seed grow better with water and music or water and someone talking to it?".

Guided Reading Sample Investigation- You chose a question out of three you were interested in and got to read the write up of the investigation.  This will be a resource for you to refer back to.

How many are enough?  - This handout will help you determine your projects sample size. 

Establishing an authentic purpose - Scientists must be sure to have an authentic purpose for conducting a science project. Why is your project worthwhile? How will the results benefit the scientific world? 

"Chalk Talk" - Debrief and share our learning about our visit with John about science projects.

"Onesies"  - Scientists are always sure to do experiments multiple times to be sure the data collected is accurate and dependable.  If you can only do something once, it does not matter to the scientific world. 

Sample Procedure - Includes a bulleted list of materials and chronological steps. (Another reference)

Developing a Hypothesis - your educated guess using the if..., then..., because statement

Data Tables - how will I collect my information during my experiment

How to Create a Data Table Using Microsoft Word

Design Expermiment: Investigation - Information about how to successfully design an investigation. The souce is Discovery Education's website. 

Investigation: Set Up and Collect Data - Information about how to set up and collect data. The souce is Discovery Education's website. 

Number Crunching for Beginners - Hand out of how to make sense of the numbers in your data table.

Graphs - Handout of how to choose an appropriate graph for your science project.

Writing the Abstract - no more than one paragraph.  Summarizes your entire project. 

How to make a line, bar, or pie graph - Handout.

Say It! - Sample questions to be prepared for your presentation. 

Other Resources Kids May Take Notes on in their Science Project Notebooks

Ten Sure Fire Ways to Ruin Your Science Project

Traps and Trip Wires Common Problems to Avoid

Record Keeping - the science journal and final science log book

How to write summarizing conclusions- What does your data table say?  Graph?  What did you find out?  What surprised you?  Why?  What would you change if you repeated the experiment?

How to write a conclusion - Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect and why?


Checklists and Requirements

Science Project Criteria and Science Notebook/Folder Rubric - Updated 2010

Typed Report Requirements- Updated 2011

Science Board and Oral Presentation Rubric - Updated 2011

Checklist of requirements for your display board -Updated 2011




Send mail to: Cherie Perea with questions or comments about this web site.
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