I have approved science fair projects for students in both fourth grade classes. I will be sending home two photocopies of the “Science Fair Topic Approval Form” by Friday, November 17. Keep one copy and return the other signed by you and your student by Monday, November 20.
Many students used my science fair books to make their topic selections. If they discovered experiment procedures in these books, I made copies of them for those students. The “Science Fair Topic Approval Form” will detail the source of any ready-made procedures so that students can cite them on their display.
In class I have worked with the students to develop questions about the physical world that can be tested and measured. When working with your student remember to emphasize the scientific method. Use this process to ask a question, predict the answer to the question, devise and run an experiment, collect data, and draw conclusions.