Bosco 2016-17 Science Fair Deadlines

Science Fair 2016 Deadlines

Science Fair 2016 Deadlines

Objective

(All objectives require only 1 submission per group)

Max. Points

Deadline

Group Contact Information Card

5

(A) 10/20 & (B) 10/21

Log Book Check 1 (basic formatting)

this logbook check is combined with Log Book Check 2.

5

 11/8-11/9

Feasibility Studies

30

10/20-10/21

Meeting with Science Teacher

  • Come prepared with questions about your proposed projects
  • Take notes down in your Science Fair Log Book

10

prior to 11/10

Experimental Design Draft

  • Identify Project Variables, Measurements, & Hypothesis Draft
  • Hard copy must be turned into the teacher
  • Should be HAND-WRITTEN into the Science Fair Log Book (will be checked during LBC #1)

20

11/8-11/9

Log Book Check 2 – Progress Check #1

  • Follow-up items from meeting
  • Draft of Experimental Design Entry
  • Draft of Materials List and Procedure
  • Revised entries (as necessary)

30

(A) 11/14-11/15

Log Book Check 3 – Progress Check #2

  • Revised entries (as necessary)
  • Experiment Notes
  • Provide evidence of materials acquisition/construction

20

(A)11/21

In-Class Presentations

  • Presentation Boards are all due on the FIRST day of presentations
  • Groups will be selected at random to present on either of the two days
  • No additional work can be done to the presentation boards after they are turned in on the FIRST day of presentations

60

(A) 11/18 & 11/22

and

(B) 11/29 & 12/1

DBTI Science Fair in Tech Hall

  • Presenting in Tech Hall requires teacher approval; only the top 30 – 50% of projects will present in Tech Hall.
  • Projects must be set up during one of the following times
    • Tuesday afternoon from 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday morning between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM
  • Actual evaluation times will vary; passes will be handed out through your science class.
  • At least one representative per project must be present on the evening of 2/19 for parent presentations.
  • Projects must be taken down by 4:00 PM on Thursday or else all remaining materials will be thrown out, a 10 point penalty will be assessed.

Extra

Credit

Given,

If Your Group Is Selected

12/13 – 12/14

Science Fair Formal Lab Report – Online Submission to Turnitin.com

-5%

If not submitted

TBD

(Most like late January to 1st Week of February)

Science Fair Formal Lab Report – Hard Copy Submitted (in class)

110

Late Penalties

If the materials for any objective are turned in late, the following penalties apply.
Turned in 1 class late (2 school days late): -10%
Turned in 2 classes late (4 school days late): -15%
Turned in 3 classes late (6 school days late): -25%
Turned in more than 3 classes late: -100%

 

 

 

Partner/Self Evaluations
Each objective will be accompanied by a partner evaluation in which team members will grade each other. If your partner fails to uphold his obligations, you should give him a poor grade on this evaluation. If your team becomes critically dysfunctional, these evaluations will be used as evidence. Serious cases of team members failing to uphold their obligations may result in disciplinary consequences, including detention or suspension.

If you work alone, you will fill out a self-evaluation instead of a partner evaluation.

Copies of the partner/self evaluation are on the next page.

Expectations for Log Book Check 1
At this stage, you are expected to have a log book with the cover and the first three pages filled out according to the directions above. The table of contents should not have any entries yet, but it should be labeled “Table of Contents,” and the columns for date, entry title, and page number should be labeled. The first 25 pages should be numbered in the upper-right corner. For full details, read the entry below on “Format for the Log Book.”

Grading Rubric for Log Book Check 1

Science Fair Partner Evaluation (Group Projects)

Your Name: ______________________ _______ Date: __________ Period: _______
Partner’s Name: __________________ Science Teacher: _______________________
Objective: ___________________________________

Instructions: Fill out one of these evaluations for each of you partners. In the table below, read the statement and write the number corresponding to your opinion. You may use the same response multiple times. The scaled score on this evaluation will be applied to your partner’s grade, not yours.
0 Strongly Disagree
1 Disagree
2 Neutral/No Opinion
3 Agree
4 Strongly Agree

Science Fair Self-Evaluation (Individual Projects)

Your Name: ______________________ _______ Date: __________ Period: _______
Science Teacher: _______________________
Objective: ___________________________________

Instructions: Fill out this evaluation. In the table below, read the statement and write the number corresponding to your opinion. You may use the same response multiple times. The scaled score on this evaluation will be applied to your grade.
0 Strongly Disagree
1 Disagree
2 Neutral/No Opinion
3 Agree
4 Strongly Agree

Format for the Log Book (applicable to all Log Book Checks)
There are many rules about the format of a log book, but they exist for a reason. If anyone contests the validity of your research, your log book should be thorough enough to defend you against claims of fraud. As such, your log book needs to be an irrefutable record of everything you did in relation to the project and when you did it. Everything related to your project should be recorded directly into the logbook. Do not take notes on another sheet of paper and then copy it into your log book.

One log book is required per project. The logbook should be a bound composition notebook, with college ruled, wide ruled, or quadrille lined paper. Do not use a notebook that you have previously used for another subject. You will lose points if your log book contains entries unrelated to your project (i.e. your English essay) or if pages have been ripped out. You should number the upper-right corner of the first 25 pages or all the pages you use, whichever is higher.

All entries in the logbook must be made in pen. Do not use pencil, erasable pen, or white-out. If you make a mistake, cross it out with a single line (i.e. 20 cm 30 cm). If other papers need to be included (graphs, receipts), tape them into the log book and sign across the border between the paper and your lab book (see diagram).

On the front cover, the logbook must have the names of the students, the class (i.e. Biology), and the period. If the cover is dark, attach a label to the outside.

The first page of the log book should be the title page. It should contain the project title, the names of the investigators, their contact information. It should also contain the class, teacher, and period.

The second and third pages should be a table of contents. For every entry in the log book, there must be a line in the table of contents which includes the date, of the entry, a title for the entry (i.e. “Materials List”, “Library Research,” “What Could Go Wrong”), and the page number.

After the table of contents are the log book entries like the one in the diagram. The first line of each entry should be the date and time. The second line should be the title for the entry, which should match the one in the table of contents. The rest of the entry should describe what you did and provide evidence. Entries should include thoughts, procedures, diagrams, receipts for materials purchased, conversation notes (in person or otherwise), all raw data, graphs, sketches and more. In a word, everything! Due to the quick and ad-hoc nature of logbook entries, some level of disorganization or messiness is expected. Feel free to be terse in your entries. You do not have to use complete sentences. If the end of the entry leaves a substantial amount of space at the bottom of the page, put a large X through the blank space to prevent further entries on the page (see diagram).

All measurements should be recorded in metric units (cm, L, and kg rather than inches, gallons, and pounds).
Remove this page, cut along the dotted line, & tape it to the inside cover of your logbook.

Log Book Reminders

Write directly into your log book.
DO NOT take notes on another piece of paper and then copy it into your log book.
It is okay to be terse or a little messy, as long as it is readable.

Write in pen.
DO NOT use pencil, erasable pen or white out.
If you have to make a correction, use a single-line strike through (i.e. 24.3 mm 29.2 mm).

Do not rip pages out of your log book.

If you need to attach other papers, tape it into the log book and write your signature so that half of the signature is on the attached paper and half is on the log book page underneath the attachment.

Page Allocations:
Front Cover: Student’s names, class, and period
First Page: Title Page
Pages 2-3: Table of Contents
Pages 4 and beyond: Entries

Rules for formatting each entry:
An entry is a record of a single task related to your project.
Start each entry on a new page.
The first line of every entry must be the date and time.
The second line of every entry must be the title for the entry.
The rest of the entry should describe what you did and provide evidence.
If data were measured in imperial units (ft, in, lb, etc.), record both the raw data in imperial units and the equivalent metric measurement.
If you have completed an entry and a significant amount of blank space is left, put a large X through the blank space.
After completing an entry, update the table of contents.