Your Powerpoint will be structured in this order. No deviations.
For this week (May 15, 16 & 17), you will collect your data. You need to be finished with data collection by the end of this week. If you need to stay after school, make arrangements with Ibu Shinna and let me know.
For this week (May 7, 8 & 9), you will practice your procedures. What this means is that you will follow the procedure you designed last week and see what additions and changes you need to make in order to collect your data efficiently. At the end of the week you will submit your finalized procedure.
For this week (May 2 & 3), you will work on drafting your procedure and refining your background/intro. The expectation is that you start testing your procedure next week.
For today (April 25), you will work on drafting your introduction and background. Bear in mind that your experiment should have a global context. I will call each of you up to discuss your project and help you refine your RQ and hypothesis.
For today (April 18), you will begin looking for adequate sources (one MUST be a book (textbook or otherwise). You need FIVE sources. Wikipedia is not a source. Websites that contain advertisements are not good sources. You will submit to me today the following:
Five sources (documented using full APA style)
A short summary paragraph for each source
Background information outline
Because the school will be furnishing your supplies, materials and equipment, you need to begin making a list of EVERYTHING you will need to carry out your procedure. We have to purchase the materials beforehand, so I will expect from you no later than Wednesday of next week (April 25) a full list of materials and equipment. A failure to do this means you will have to purchase your own supplies and equipment.
Your science fair reports will be written using APA Style. This means your paper will have standard margins (1 inch; 2.5 cm), be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, and have distinctive paragraph headers. Your citations should follow the APA standard, as should your reference list. The Purdue Online Writing Lab is a good reference for you to use when drafting your paper. Do not worry about using running heads or an abstract. Your final paper cannot be more than 12 pages.