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Class Mini: The Scientific Method - Pursuing a Science Fair Project- 6th-8th
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This 30-minute mini-class will introduce 6th-8th grade students to some of the history behind the Scientific Method and some of the steps of the science fair process.
US Grade 6 - 8
Beginner - Intermediate Level
What will be taught? Students will learn a few details of what the Scientific Method is and how it came to be used as the standard for science experimentation. This class mini session will also address some of the required steps of the scientific method in preparation for a science fair. How will I teach? I will present material that the students will be asked to verify their comprehension with oral and written reviews. Students will be allowed to not only initiate conversations with the...
This class is taught in English.
Recall basic facts and concepts presented. Explain ideas or concepts. Use information learned to create a potential science fair project idea. Draw connections among ideas-Organize steps to their science fair project idea. Justify a stand or decision-Critique their educated guess about what will happen in the project. Produce new or original work-Consider the science fair topic they have chosen as a foundation for enrolling in the mini-course.
B. S. with Honors, Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York M.S., Special Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Teacher Certification, Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped, Pennsylvania.1007 30+ years Homeschooled 3 children from preschool-high school graduation Three children participated in over 60 science fairs. Science fair judge and mentor Science teacher: special needs, homeschoolers Private tutor: all subjects Homeschool Evaluator
Homework OfferedStudents will be asked to individually continue to develop their science fair ideas and be prepared to bring them to the single session.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents will be informally assessed on the strength of their selected science fair topic with respect to its ability to conform to the scientific method.
1 file available upon enrollmentA one-page review sheet will be provided before class. It will be completed during class.
Parents will be asked to assist with any part of the future project such as purchasing supplies with the student. However, the science fair project should be independently completed by the student when the student enrolls in a future course.
Teacher’s personal “library” of science fair material.
Meet the teacher
Hi! My name is Audrey. My educational background includes a B.S. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture (Cornell University) and a M.S. and Teacher Certification in Special Education (Temple University). My employment history includes being...
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Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
3-3 learners per class