Science Exhibit Project Info Sheets
Science Exhibit Due March 13, 2012
Each child will be responsible for creating a science exhibit to be presented to the class on March 13th. The student may choose a science project of his/her choice. I have several Science exhibit project books and more can be found in the school library. The Science exhibit will be graded as a science project grade. The exhibit may not exceed the size of the child’s desktop. The Science Exhibit will be held on March 15th after the PTO Meeting.
Science Project Proposal
The following is a proposal for my science project:
The Big Question (What I want to find out): ___________________________________________________________________
Hypothesis (A good guess as to what I will find out): ___________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On what did you base your hypothesis? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Procedure (Experiment designed to test the hypothesis):
Directions (Brief description of the experiment or investigation): _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return this completed proposal to Miss Grimm by March 2,2012
Science Project Directions
The following list of steps, which were discussed in greater detail in the classroom should be of help to you and your child:
1. Choose a problem to investigate (reading about areas of interest will help your child to select a topic). A list of topics is posted in the classroom. Several books are available in the classroom but may not be taken home.
2. Do some background research; get advice and discuss ideas with others.
3. Develop a hypothesis, which is a scientific “guess”, about the probable results or expected outcome.
4. Plan the steps of the experiment you will use to test your hypothesis. Be sure to include safety as a major consideration.
5. Complete and turn in your Preliminary Project Proposal, by March 2nd for approval. (Turning in your proposal and project on time is part of your grade!)
6. Begin the experiment and observations. Find new ways of making your investigation interesting. Keep accurate records.
7. Carefully review your results and draw a conclusion.
8. Design and construct your Science Fair Exhibit. Your exhibit cannot be larger than your desktop. Make sure the project has your name and grade on it.
9. Practice your oral presentation. I will record your presentation to be played during the exhibit on March 15th!
10. Identify your sources:
11. Bring your project to school on March 13th!
12. If you have any questions, please direct them to Miss Grimm.
Science Fair Evaluation Form
Name _____________________________________ Grade _______
Project Title ________________________________________________
1. Scientific Method Components
a. The topic was clearly defined, question was specific. 1 2 3 4
b. The hypothesis was reasonable. 1 2 3 4
c. Every step of the procedure was clearly stated. 1 2 3 4
d. The results were stated and understandable. 1 2 3 4
e. The conclusion is a logical outcome of the other steps. 1 2 3 4
2. Visual Display
The project is clearly explained with supporting data. 1 2 3 4
(Charts, graphs, experiment trials, etc.)
3. Project Selection
The project demonstrates grade level appropriate work and is reflective of 1 2 3 4
the child’s own work.
a. The Science Project Proposal form was turned in on time. 1 2 3 4
4. Validity of Information
The project indicates care and accuracy in research, testing & conclusions. 1 2 3 4
A valid conclusion has been reached.
5. Originality, Creativity, and Presentation
The project reflects originality and creative thinking in idea, approach and 1 2 3 4
6. Student Interview
a. The student is able to explain all steps of the investigative process. 1 2 3 4
b. The student demonstrates a clear knowledge of the project. 1 2 3 4
c. The student demonstrates a clear understanding of a valid 1 2 3 4
Total Points: ___________
What Will You Be Doing in the Year 2032?
The theme for Catholic Schools Week is Faith, Academics and Service. Throughout the school our students will be exploring what they will be doing in the year 2032. Each student will create a life-sized model of himself/herself depicting what he/she will look like in 2032. Their life-sized model should be dressed for their career choice. The students will also need to write two paragraphs. This project is due on January 25, 2012.
The students will need parent assistance in completing this project!
Please follow the guidelines below for creating the future you!
1. Your child will need to be traced on the large paper that has been provided.
2. The students will need to dress their life-sized model in the clothes that match their desired career choice. (i.e. doctor-scrubs) When decorating their life-sized model the students may use:
a. Construction paper
b. Scrapbooking paper
e. Colored pencils/crayons
f. Markers to outline ONLY
g. Yarn/ribbon/raffia/Spanish Moss
h. Google Eyes
3. The students will write two paragraphs to be hung above each student’s model in the hallway during Catholic Schools Week. The paragraphs should include
a. Your Name
b. Your career choice for the year 2032
c. What specific traits/characteristics has a Catholic education afforded you to help you achieve your career goal?
d. Write about how each-Faith, Academics and Service will help you in your career.
5th Grade PCRS Family Heritage Museum
Each student in fifth grade will be creating a Family Heritage Museum. This is a project that we will be working on in school but we will need the following items to complete our Family Heritage Museums:
a. Each student will need a box that is no smaller than a shoe box but no larger than a Xerox paper box.
b. Choose one culture from your family heritage
c. Two recipes one representing your family’s culture and one a family favorite
d. An article or picture of the clothing that comes from your family’s country of origin
e. A list of all of the states in the United States that your immediate family has lived in
f. Souvenirs/artifacts from the country of origin
g. One religious item- (i.e. Rosary, Baptism Certificate, Marriage Certificate or pictures of these events)
h. Three interesting facts about the country
i. What language do people from this country speak?
j. Maps of United States and World (this will be given in class)
k. Create a flag from the country (this will be done in class)
***Due: January 20th All items are due by this day but they may be turned in earlier***
The Family Heritage Museum Opening Night will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 5:30-7pm. Each family will be invited to tour our PCRS Family Heritage Museum from 5:30-6pm and bring a favorite dish from your culture to share with our school community from 6-7pm in the gym.
January Book Report-
Due: February 20th