Science Fair 2016

Every Maranatha High School student that is enrolled in a science course is required to create a Science Fair project. The purpose of the Science Fair project is to encourage students’ interest in science and to help develop skills in critical thinking and use of the scientific method. Additionally, students in higher level science courses will gain practice in preparation for their respective AP exams in May.Students will be provided with frequent deadlines in order to scaffold their creation of high-quality science fair projects. 

During the week of Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26, 2016, students will participate in their in-class Science Fair, during which their science teacher will critique their projects and potentially advance them to the MHS Science Fair, which is scheduled for April 5 and 6, 2016, with the awards ceremony on Friday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Commons. Maranatha's Science Department is fortunate to have community partnerships with physicians, scientists, researchers, medical school students, professors, and other professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that will serve as judges of the projects during the MHS Science Fair in March.  Additionally, medals, plaques, and/or ribbons will be awarded to all students who participate in the MHS Science Fair. Finalists will then advance to the ACSI Science Fair, which is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016 at Biola University.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Science Department faculty has worked collaboratively to design a curriculum that supports all students in their creation of a high-quality science project that is reflective of their mastery of the scientific method. All deadlines for the science fair assignments have been established by all Science Department faculty members. Therefore, all science students must adhere to these deadlines, or they will receive a 10% grade decrease for every week the assignment is late.

Science Fair Assignments and Deadlines

Science Fair Proposal Form (with preliminary ideas) due      Friday, October 16, 2015      2015 Supporting Links: 
MHS 2015-2016 Science Fair Overview
How to Find a Science Fair Project  (website)
Ways to Find a Science Fair Project Idea
FINAL Science Fair Proposal Form   Friday, October 23, 2015   Supporting Link:
MHS Science Fair Proposal Form
Research Paper Outline   Friday, November 06, 2015   Supporting Link:
5-Paragraph Essay Outline: Science Fair Research Paper
Research Paper Draft #1   Friday, November 13, 2015
  Supporting Links:
APA Format  (website)
Development of a Hypothesis
Research Paper FINAL Draft   Friday, December 04, 2015
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Research Paper Checklist
Experimental Design   Friday, December 11, 2015   Supporting Link:
Science Fair Guidelines
Science Fair Experiment   To be conducted during Christmas break at the latest   Supporting Link:
Science Fair Guidelines
Raw Data   Friday, January 08, 2016   Supporting Link:
Science Fair Guidelines
Data Analysis   Friday, January 22, 2016   Supporting Link:
How to Make a Linear Graph in Excel (video)
Final Science Project Report   Friday, February 05, 2016   Supporting Link:
Writing an Abstract
Science Fair Guidelines
Example of Written Report
Mock Display eBoard   Friday, February 12, 2015   Supporting Link:
The Science Fair Display Board
Final Display Board   Friday, February 19, 2016   Supporting Link:
The Science Fair Display Board
In-Class Science Fair   Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26, 2016   Supporting Links:
Judging Form - Jr Sr High Engineering Projects
Judging Form - Jr Sr High Experimental Projects
Maranatha High School Annual Science Fair   Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (judging)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (interviews)
Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 3:15 p.m. in the Commons (Awards Ceremony)
ACSI Regional Science Fair   Friday, April 15, 2016 





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