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KDM Science Fair!. Elementary Science Fair Anyone in 4 th and 5 th grade can participate !. Chester County Science Research Competition – Jonas Salk Fair for 4 th -5 th graders Top 10 projects from each Elementary School (Five from 4 th and Five from 5 th ) will advance on to this level. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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2009-2010 KDM Science Fair!

KDM Science Fair!

Elementary Science FairAnyone in 4th and 5th grade can participate!

Chester County Science Research Competition Jonas Salk Fair for 4th-5th gradersTop 10 projects from each Elementary School (Five from 4th and Five from 5th) will advance on to this level. Only one Team project from a grade level may advance on to Chester CountyWhat is Science Research?Science research is an opportunity for you to investigate an idea that you find interesting. You can use books, internet, encyclopedias, parents, teachers, scientists, etc.

Topic IdeasBehavioral and Social Science:Human and animal behavior, social and community relationshipsBotanyStudy of plant lifeChemistryStudy of nature and composition of matter and laws governing itPlastics, fuels, pesticides, soil chemistry, etc.More Project CategoriesComputer ScienceStudy and development of computer hardware, software engineering, Internet networking and communications, graphics (including human interface)Consumer ScienceResearch normal use of products including product testing and comparison.Study human preferences.Earth and Space ScienceGeology, oceanography, meteorology, geography, astronomy, planetary science, etc. EngineeringTechnology; manufacturing and practical usesmechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical, photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating and refrigerating, transportation,, etc.Environmental ScienceStudy of pollution (air, water, and land) sources and their control; ecology

And More!MathematicsVarious numerical and algebraic computations, Calculus, geometry, number theory, statistics, probabilityMedicine and HealthStudy of diseases and health of humans and animalsPhysicsTheories, principles, and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matterZoology Study of animalsTeamProjects will be team projects if completed as a team, no matter what category area they fall in from above.Two or Three Teammates may work together.

How Do I Develop My Idea into an Experiment?After you have learned (researched) everything you can about your project idea, try to think of a way to express your question as a statement that describes what you think will happen. I believeThis is your hypothesis!

Keeping a Log BookOne of your most valuable pieces of work resulting from your science fair project will be your log book or journal.

This is a day by day record of what you do.

Be sure to include dates, observations and your thoughts in each entry.

Sharing Your ProjectYour science fair project is an opportunity for you to share the results of your experiment with classmates, adults, and other people interested in your research.Organize your science fair board in a logical way. Check carefully for spelling and grammar errors. Be sure to include graphs, charts and pictures.

How Does a Great Science Fair Project Look?An outstanding science fair project is neat and well organized.

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What to do now!1. Fill out the Research Plan.2. Fill in the highlighted paper work and get a parent signature.

Any questions?Contact Ms. Quinn-Kerins5th Grade Teacher K. D. Markley Elementary Schoolkquinnkerins@gvsd.org610-889-1620 ext.1406