Project Preparation Aug./Sept.
Teachers should start prepping the students for their projects. Talk to them about areas of science that interest them, things they wonder about, or are interested in knowing more about. Consider doing a class experiment to teach about experimental design.
By September, students should complete project question, the claim/hypothesis and initial research related to the topic.
Start keeping a science journal to record notes throughout your project, including observations, research notes, measurements, sketches and diagrams. Your background research should be summarized in a page or more, as this will be a part of your display board. Remember to keep track of your references.
Submit student project proposals (fall submission) involving human subjects, tissues, vertebrate animals, and hazardous chemicals for pre-approval to the Science Review Committee (SRC) if applicable.