Simon Tech Science Fair

Assessment & Data

The freedom to design, implement, and showcase science labs can be a daunting task for high school sophomores. We end each year in my class with a month of self-paced group projects aimed at constructing an experiment that will test hypothesis around a subject of students' choice. Anything from crime scene investigation, to the chemistry of ice cream preparation, to the reactions involved in instant hand warmers is fair game during this unit. Students collect data that answers their hypothesis and create a website to display their findings. Having a publicly visible product makes sharing the results of student findings easy, and helps them contribute to the scientific community at large. At the same time, it helps hold them accountable to a higher quality of work, knowing anyone, anywhere, can see the incredible things they've created.


Resources

ScienceFairIntroduction.doc.docx
Student-Made Science Fair Scoring Rubric.xlsx.xlsx
11.1.Simon Tech Science Fair Introduction.pptx.pptx
0.3.StudentLabSafetyContract.doc.pdf

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