Middle School Science Fair
This year’s seventh and eighth-grade Science Fair project will be introduced to students starting in the next few weeks. The project may cover any topic involving Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, or Life Science. Students should spend time exploring each branch of science to determine an area of interest before choosing a topic of study. Students will have the choice of doing an experimental project or building a model, in addition to creating a backboard display and research paper. However, students must keep in mind that if they choose the model option their project must still be based around a question they are looking to answer and the model should help further this process. Inquiry and the scientific method must be present in the execution of the project.
Students will have a graded interview and will be given the option of entering their project in the Reading-Berks Science and Engineering Fair. For more information on the Reading-Berks Science and Engineering Fair please visit the RBSEF link.
Below are brief descriptions of what an experimental project and a model project are.
Experimental Project - Students will be required to perform an on-going experiment where-by they compile data over the course of 6 weeks (minimum) pertaining to their experiment. They will be responsible for following the time-line and completing the minimum requirement listed on the grading sheet.
Model Project - Students will be required to construct a model pertaining to the subject matter of their project. The model must be constructed in a way that shows skillful planning and a clear connection to the scientific method. They will be responsible for following the time-line and completing at least the minimum requirements listed on the grading sheet.***All information on this page will be printed on the first assignment sheet***