Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

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Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types of projects: written reports, presentations, poster boards, and an expo. Each option explores the exercise from the teacher's and pupils' eyes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide examples of projects from previous pupils if possible
Classroom Considerations

  • While the majority of the work is done outside of class, be sure to allocate enough in class time for guidance on each step
  • Plan time and space for presentations based on the goals and number of participants
Pros

  • Includes timelines included for teachers, students, and parents
  • Contains worksheets for every step, letters to parents and the community, and checklists 
  • Lists Internet links for ideas and additional free resources throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None