Science Symposium DUE DATES 2013-2014
Your Science Research Project (SRP) will be evaluated and used as a part of your grade. Your SRP grade will be determined by your understanding of the elements of science research, the organization of your research paper, the effort put forth, and your ability to meet project deadlines.
Sophomores finish the first 4 steps of the Science Research Project (SRP) in the Honors Earth Science class and continue their project in Honors Biology. We expect Freshmen (taking biology in 9th grade) to begin work on the SRP over the summer and catch up with their classmates before classes begin for honors Biology. Please see me or email me with your questions.
All SRPs need be turned in by an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a word doc as an attachment. Save your word doc in the following format. “LastNameFirstNameBlock# "title of item".doc” (Ex. “SwancharaKaren1ResearchPlan.doc"
Student Research Due Dates for 2013-2014
Turn in all electronic assignments to email@example.com
· The due dates listed are important to your success. Some of the due dates are established by the County and cannot be changed.
· For all assignments and questions use my school email – firstname.lastname@example.org. All Rubrics and Templates are on my BRHS website.
Research topic and Experimental Design should have been completed in Honors Earth Science class last year. Any 9th grade student taking Honors Biology or any student who did not take Honors Earth Science last year, will need to meet with the teacher for information.
Honors Biology 2013 - 2014
Experimental Design (includes Research Question, hypothesis, variables, constant) – Revised version due 9/13
Download the template (available on my website under “Science Symposium Guidelines & Rubric ”) & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstName Block#Experimental Design.doc” (ex:DoeJohn3ExperimentalDesign.doc)Turn in by e-mail email@example.com
Sept 11th and 12th
Organized Binder due in class
Turn in the organized binder (refer to the rubric on my website under “Science Symposium Guidelines & Rubric”) for peer review and teacher review.
Research plan (1st attempt) due
Refer to the rubric. Download the template (available on my website under “Science Symposium Guidelines & Rubric ”) & save word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Research plan.doc” Turn in by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Research plan due
Turn in by e-mail email@example.com Upon competition of all the suggested revisions, hard copy of the Research plan will be submitted with ISEF forms to SRC.I will print & submit your Research plan (only when all the revisions are made)
Literature Review due
Refer to the guidelines and Rubric. Save as “LastNameFirstNameBlcok#LiteratureReview.doc” Turn in by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 18th and 21st
ISEF forms – fill up in class on-line
http://apps.societyforscience.org/isef/students/wizard/index.asp Click to FIND which forms are required for your project. DO NOT download or print any forms. We will complete forms on-line in class.
ISEF forms (hard copy signed in blue pen) due
http://www.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=11 Fill up the required forms (refer to the rubric). Turn in hard copy signed in blue pen.
Materials and Procedures due
Refer to the guidelines and Rubric. Save as “LastNameFirstNameBlcok#MatProcedures.doc” Turn in by email email@example.com
No forms will be accepted for review by Science Officer and Review Board after Oct 29th
Research Paper due (includes: title page, table of contents, Research Question, hypothesis, Lit Review, materials, procedures, References).
Download the template (available on website under “Science Symposium Guidelines & Rubric ”) & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock#ResearchPaper.doc” Refer to the rubric. Turn in by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Blank Data table
Work in class before Nov 3rd. Refer to the rubric & save your excel doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Data Table.xls”Turn in by e-mail email@example.com
Pictures of Experimentation (with Captions and Citations) due
Submit pictures of Experiment in progress & you performing the experiment on one single piece of paper, printed in black & white.
Dec 10th and 11th
Experiment completed. Raw Data due
Data Analysis due
Raw data due on Dec 6th. Must bring raw data on the flash-drive. Statistical analysis will be taught and done in the class from Dec 6–13th. & save your excel doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Data Analysis.xls”Turn in Excelsheet of Statistical analysis by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 13th
Results and Conclusion due
Work on Results & Conclusion in class on Dec 12 and 13th
Refer to the rubric & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# ResultsConclusion.doc” Turn in by e-mail email@example.com
FEb 3 and 4
Final Paper -all sections all revisions completed due - turn in printed copy and send electronic versionby email
Refer to the rubric & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Final Paper.doc”
(Refer to the rubric). Turn in printed to me in class and by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 6 and 7
Abstract Initial due
Work in Class if time allows & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# abstract Initial.doc” Turn in Abstract as Word Doc by e-mail email@example.com
Abstract Final on ISEF form due
Complete revisions & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Abstract Final.doc”and send me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If all revisions are complete, I will send you an e-mail back (asking you to print)
Copy Abstract Final on to ISEF form & print and turn in hard copy (print page 1 only).
Final Project due on Feb 27th
In class presentations of Project
Work on Display boards in class on Feb 24-27 (bring your material).
March 4, 2014
In Class Presentations
LCPS Regional Science and Engineering Fair
May 11-16, 2014
International Science and Engineering Fair, Los Angeles, California