Save duplicate print outs of all of your work and the timeline in your duotang folder and spiral notebook. You will need these for the final project. Keep track of due dates and pay close attention to rubrics.
Forms to print out:
2019-2020 Timeline (doc)
Science Fair Research Paper Rubric Due A 9/26 - B 9/27
Science Fair Experimental Design Rubric Due A 10/24 - B 10/25 (Research Plan)
- Science Fair Research Plan Form Due A 10/24 - B 10/25
Science Fair Paper Work Rubric Due A 11/15 - B 11/18
Science Fair Rules and Resources (Intel):
Biology Honors students are required to conduct their own science fair project as part of the course. Each component of the project will be graded separately and count as test grades. A timeline of all due dates and rubrics will be available under the "Biology Honors" tab as needed. Students are responsible to keep up with the project and turn in components ON OR BEFORE THE DUE DATE! Anything turned in after the due date will earn a zero. Students also have the option of participating in the regional science fair where they can show off their project. We will discuss all of this at length in class. Again, the science fair project is mandatory!
Things to keep in mind while researching a topic.
- The topic/project must be on a high school honors class level. No elementary level projects!
- Pick something interesting to you since you will be working on this for a while.
- You will end up doing this project outside of the classroom and you must provide all materials so pick something you can do. Go over these materials with your parents BEFORE submitting your idea.
- If you choose a project that needs to be done in a lab or facility, you must make arrangements to do so.
- It needs to be something you can investigate on your own without a lot of help from others.
- Your project must be an experiment that produces numerical data measured in SI units (metric system).
- All projects need to be approved by your teacher before starting.
- You cannot have people exercise or eat for your experiment. You can’t use hazardous activities or materials just because it sounds fun.
- If you choose to work with people or animals (vertebrates), you are required to get prior authorization from a professional (i.e. vet) and consent. (You can, just keep in mind it’s a lot more work.)
Science Fair Categories (pick one):
Behavioral & Social
Earth & Environmental
Physics & Astronomy
Biomedical & Health
Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Intelligent Machines, Robotics, & Software
Math & Computational