Science and Technolgy Expo
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE RESOURCES, PLEASE SEE OUR SCIENCE FAIR MODULE IN CANVAS
All students in the IB programme are required to participate in the Science Fair. Copies of the following are or will be provided in class. If the original copy is lost, students may download another copy from this page. Additional copies will NOT be provided by me in class.
8th Grade Science Fair Packet (2019-2020)
YOUR NOTEBOOK! Much of our project is based on what we've learned in class!
Background Research Question-words Table- tips for what to research to complete background research for project.
Display Board Layout Tips (website)
Sample Display Boards- The Good, Bad, and the Ugly (PowerPoint)
Display Board and Logbook- What Goes on/in Each? (USE THIS TO BUILD YOUR BOARD!)
Class Presentation/Judging Expectations (USE THIS TO WRITE YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION!)
Science Fair Open House
Summit Academy Open House: TBA
Science Fair Project Ideas
Check the links below for some ideas
Please note that your project question must be approved by me and that not all of the project ideas listed on these sites will be approved. Your scientific question can be inspired by ideas from these websites, but it should not be exactly the same. Make it yours. The purpose of the Science Fair is to design and conduct an experiment in which you change ONE variable and then measure the effect of that change. As you browse these websites, consider what it is you will be changing and what you will be measuring as a result of that change.
The best projects are those that have significance in the real world. (If asked, "Why is it important for people to know this information?" you should be able to give a real response).