Sunday, 19 July 2015

Science Fair

For the last 10 weeks, creating science fair projects for our school's science fair have been dominating our thoughts and activities.  The end goal is being chosen to represent Berkley at the Waikato Science Fair (website)

I am so proud of how much my Room 10 students have grown; they have taken their first ideas and worked them though to creating exciting experiments. 

The knowledge they have gained of how to write an aim, the hypothesis, learning about a control and variables, and then writing a method accurately will stand them in good stead in the future.  

Over this term break, students have been furiously testing then writing up their data.  They are analysing the result, plus have been writing their discussions and conclusions.  It is also a good opportunity to put their new skills at writing a list of sources accurately (we use the APA method) into practice with their List of Sources.

The final step has been creating a high quality display to showcase their work.

Many students have been in regualr contact with me, and I'm so impressed with the quality of their work.  I can't wait to see them when Term Three starts tomorrow.  I''m looking forward to seeing the resuts from their testing and how their boards are looking.

I can't wait to be able to share the photos on here soon.  As a taste, there was a writ-up in The Waikato Times about Evahn's project yesterday.  It is very exciting for us. 

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