Save duplicate print outs of all of your work and the timeline in your duotang folder. You will need these for the final project. Keep track of due dates and pay close attention to rubrics.
Forms to print out:
Science Fair Idea Page (complete word doc, email it to me)
Science Fair Research Paper Rubric (print and staple to front of completed paper)
Paperwork Directions/Rubric Due 10/11-12
Research Plan Due Due 10/18-19
Results/Conclusion Due 11/28-29
Abstract Due 12/04-05 (SEE BELOW)
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!
We will fill out the form together in class on the Chromebooks if you need help. Please have your abstract typed up and ready to place on the form. Email it to yourself, save it to your OneDrive, Dropbox, or anyway that makes it easy to pull up in class.
Science Fair Abstract
- Abstracts are short and to the point!
- One paragraph long. (190 – 250 words long)
- It MUST include:
- Purpose of experiment
- A brief description of the procedure
The abstract must be done on the official ISEF form:
This experiment examined the effect of line orientation and arrowhead angle on a subject’s ability to perceive line length, thereby testing the Müller-Lyer illusion. The Müller-Lyer illusion is the classic visual illustration of the effect of the surrounding on the perceived length of a line. The test was to determine the point of subjective equality by having subjects adjust line segments to equal the length of a standard line. Twenty-three subjects were tested in a repeated measures design with four different arrowhead angles and four line orientations. Each condition was tested in six randomized trials. The lines to be adjusted were tipped with outward pointing arrows of varying degrees of pointedness, whereas the standard lines had inward pointing arrows of the same degree. Results showed that line lengths were overestimated in all cases. The size of error increased with decreasing arrowhead angles. For line orientation, overestimation was greatest when the lines were horizontal. This last is contrary to our expectations. Further, the two factors functioned independently in their effects on subjects’ point of subjective equality. These results have important implications for human factors design applications such as graphical display interfaces.
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