Winterhaven School 5th Grade Student Web Page (2.2)

Calendar/Upcoming Events:
20- OMSI field trip 9:30-2:30
Featuring IMAX Deep Sea 3D, Cow Eye Dissection, and Main Exhibit: The Science of Fear

23- Conferences, after school from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
24- Conferences, all day on November 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..
25-27- No School- Thanksgiving holiday
10- Science Fair, grades 5-8
19-3- Winter Break

Work on revising parts 1-2 and completing part 3 by Wednesday and part 4 by Monday.  Talk to me  if you need more time to conduct your experiment.
Japanese: Lesson 10, plus review of lessons 1-9.  Study for weekly test on given on Friday, November 20. がんばってね!
ひらがな十:きょねん, でんしゃ, じてんしゃ, しゅくだい, びじゅつ, じしょ, お, ひゃく, さんびゃく, ろっぴゃく

Science Fair Portal

Part 1 due Tuesday, November 10
Journal- Set up your journal in preparation to record observations throughout all parts of the project.  Journals should include; written descriptions, labeled sketches, tables and graphs, questions, ideas, and problems.
Background Information- Include what you already know about your inquiry and conduct research from a variety of sources to add more. Sources must be cited.
Question- Your inquiry question must have a independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis).
note: the independent variable is the variable you change in the experiment while the dependent variable is the corresponding measurement.
Hypothesis- This is your predicted outcome of the inquiry.  You will need to explain your thinking and reasoning in detail.  We agreed in class that a graph of your prediction would be a good visual to go along with your written explanation.  Don’t forget the independent variable (x-axis) and an dependent variable (y-axis).
Part 2 due Friday, November 13
Materials List and Procedure- Go to the inquiry portal for guidance on this part or any part of the science fair project.
Include a step by step list of the procedure you followed in your experiment. Write this section so that someone who doesn’t know anything about your project can follow what you did. Explain as though your audience is intelligent, but uninformed. Using diagrams along with your explanation of the procedure is a good idea.
Part 3 due Tuesday, November 17, due Wednesday, November 18
Conduct Experiment and Record Data and Observations- Record written observations and labeled sketches in your science fair journal as you conduct your experiment. Record your data in a table that is titled and clearly labeled.  Graph the data clearly and accurately. In order to provide more reliable data, your experiment should be repeated several times.  It is a good idea to do a rough draft in your science journal before making a final draft.  You can use the graphing tool on our web site, or a software program such as excel (advanced) to construct your graph.
Part 4 due Monday, November 23
Analysis and Conclusion:
A: Analysis– this includes your data displayed in tables and graphs in final draft form and a written explanation of what your data shows.  What story does your graph tell?
B: Conclusion– include a graph that shows data from both your hypothesis as well as the actual results from your analysis. Explain whether or not the hypothesis is supported by your analysis. Compare and contrast your hypothesis and analysis.
Part 5 due Tuesday, December 1
Display Board Completed-
SCIENCE FAIR Thursday, December 10

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