Buckingham Science Fair 2017
Welcome to the Science Fair Resources Page. Here you will find some great ideas to help you with your science fair project. One important thing to remember is that the reason of the science fair is to learn something new. You might think that an experiment to see if plants need water to survive will be easy, but you won't really learn something new since you probably already know the answer. However, you could modify this experiment so that you DO learning something new. For example, trying experimenting with different types of water (soapy water, salt water, bottled water, tap water) and see how each one affects plants. Now that would be more interesting!
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If you're having trouble thinking of an idea, try visiting one of the following websites. They have tons of ideas to get you started.
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Did you know that Central Bucks has its own Science Channel on Youtube? Some CB teachers have worked to create a collection of science demonstrations videos that you can watch. Check out some of the videos HERE.
What does a Science Fair project look like?
How your project will look depends on your grade level. For example, it's suggested that grades K through 3 use a K-W-L format, while grades 4 through 6 use the traditional Scientific Method format.
Here are some more items to assist you:
Mini Science Board Template -- This can be helpful to students in grades 4 to 6 who want to do a draft of their board and/or see how to set it up.
Project Headliners -- You can print and use these title cards on your board.
Project Label Page -- Tape or glue this page on the back of your board so it can be identified.
What are the steps of the Scientific Method?
Problem/Purpose -- Written in the form of a question. It tells what you are investigating.
Hypothesis -- Your prediction. Tell what you believe will be the outcome of your experiment. It's okay if the experiment does not match your hypothesis.
Materials -- List the items you need to carry out the experiment. Include the amounts.
Procedure -- The steps you take to conduct the experiment. Number them in order and be specific enough so that someone can duplicate your experiment with ease.
Data -- The information you collect. It is often recorded on a chart or tally.
Results -- The findings of your experiment. It is displayed as a graph. Sometimes pictures can be used to show your results.
Conclusion -- The final statement or outcome of your experiment. It should directly answer the problem question.