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STEM Fair 2019-2020

 
phe·nom·e·non
a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose
cause or explanation is in question.

S cience: The reasoned investigation or study of physical and natural phenomena.
T echnology: Tools, techniques, and methods used to solve real-world problems
E ngineering: The goal-oriented process of designing and making tools.
M ath: The science of numbers, structure, and space through the use of patterns.
 
           Guidelines for entering STEM Fair
 
  • Pick a phenomenon you want to investigate
  • Write a question you want answered about the phenomenon
  • Research your phenomenon
  • Incorporate each part of STEAM in your research, if possible
    Write a summary speech to give during your presentation
 
How to present your findings
 
  • Pick a way to present your findings
  • Identify who helped
    • Include what parts they helped on
  • Write a Summary of your Findings
  • Practice a Speech summarizing your
    project
  • possible ways formats to present in:
                         Presentation Board
                         Slide Presentation
                          Video
                          Model
                          Or More...
 
 
 
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN A SCIENCE FAIR?
We are not Basing this on the scientific method and students will not
be making a hypothesis. A phenomenon that a student observes
and is curious about will be driving this project. It is not an
experiment it will be a discovery through research and observation.
Students should have an overarching question as to why or how a
phenomenon happens.
 
I AM HAVING TROUBLE INCORPORATING ENGINEERING INTO MY
PROJECT.
Ask the question what problems could arise with this phenomenon
or what problems could be solved with your knowledge of this
phenomenon. You could also create a model of how the
phenomenon works or draw a diagram of an invention that you
could make that relates to your phenomenon.
 

WHAT WAYS CAN I PRESENT MY PROJECT?
Here are a few ways you can present your project: Poster board,
trifold presentation board, google slides, Prezi, power point,
keynote, video presentation and pretty much any other way you can
think of. If you are using a presentation using technology please
bring it the school day before the presentations are to be done. 
You may also email any technology based presentation at jporter@sjsd.org
to ensure it is compatible with the technology we have available. It can be brought on
Important information
 
The STEM fair will be held during the school day and will be judged during the school day on November 18th 2019