Mr. Nye and I combined classes today to introduce students to their science project requirement.

Science Project Proposals are worth a quiz grade and are due on Friday Sept. 6th. A copy of the Project Proposal document can be found on Focus.

Science project options – 8th grade JLCP

All students at Julia E. Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School are expected to complete a science project. This year students in the eighth grade have two different options to fulfill the requirement – a competition and non-competition track. 

The science project is an outside of school project which can take several weeks to complete.  Students in both the competitive and non-competitive track will have to work outside of school to research a problem, design an investigation, & gather/analyze data.  

Competition Project Non-Competition Project
An individual (or group*) project that follows traditional science project format:
Identify testable question/engineering problemIdentify Variables/Hypothesis
Design investigation/Data Analysis/Conclusion
An individual (or group*) project that follows traditional science project format: Identify testable question/engineering problem
Identify Variables/Hypothesis
Design investigation/
Data Analysis/Conclusion
Science project proposal required for approval

Science project proposal required for approval
All project related info must be kept in science project journal/logbook   All project related info must be kept in science project journal/logbook

Official ISEF forms required before experimentation (form 1, 1A, 1B, 3, Risk Assessment) No ISEF forms required
Research Plan required No Research Plan required
Final project will be presented in class (PowerPoint) Final project will be presented in class (PowerPoint)

Eligible for entry to the school or regional science fair
 
Note: Backboard will be required if a project is chosen to move to the regional science fair.

Not eligible for school or regional science fair

Note: No backboard required.


*Group projects can be no more than 2 students

Since this is a long-term project it will be broken into smaller parts with individual due dates. A calendar with deadlines will be given to students and posted on the class blogs. A “project handbook” for each option will also be available with detailed steps and rubrics. 

About Mr. Geary

8th grade science teacher at Julia E. Landon College Prep. and Leadership Development School.

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