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|
|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.