• 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. 

     
    The due dates listed below (may not be in the sequence) are extremely important to your success.  Some of the due dates are established by LCPS and cannot be adjusted. Further information on each assignment will be provided in the class. All the SRP guidelines and rubrics are posted under the link "Science Fair Guidelines & Rubrics" on my website. The work has been distributed evenly to avoid many late nights and stressful weekends.  Late assignments will result in severe grade penalties.

     

    All SRPs need be turned in by an email to me at karen.swanchara@lcps.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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org 

    ·       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 – karen.swanchara@lcps.orgAll Rubrics and Templates are on my BRHS website.

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    COMMENTS

    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 

     

    Sep 6th

    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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

    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.

     

    Sept 27th

    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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

    Before

    Oct 11th

    Revised

    Research plan due

    Turn in by e-mail karen.swanchara@lcps.org 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)

     

    Oct 18th

    Literature Review due

    Refer to the guidelines and Rubric. Save as “LastNameFirstNameBlcok#LiteratureReview.doc”           Turn in by email karen.swanchara@lcps.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.

     

    Oct 23rd

    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.

     

    Oct 25th

    Materials and Procedures due

    Refer to the guidelines and Rubric. Save as “LastNameFirstNameBlcok#MatProcedures.doc”           Turn in by email karen.swanchara@lcps.org

    No forms will be accepted for review by Science Officer and Review Board after Oct 29th

     

    Nov 1st

    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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

    Nov 8th

    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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

    Dec 6th

    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 6th

     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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org by Dec 13th

     

    Dec 20th

    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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

     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 karen.swanchara@lcps.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 karen.swanchara@lcps.org

     

    Feb 14th

    Abstract Final on ISEF form due

    Complete revisions & save your word doc as “LastNameFirstNameBlock# Abstract Final.doc”and send me by e-mail karen.swanchara@lcps.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

    March 20,2014

    LCPS Regional Science and Engineering Fair

    May 11-16, 2014

    International Science and Engineering Fair,  Los Angeles, California