Science Fairs for Allby: Teralyn Ribelin, Donna Gail Shaw, and Cheryl Cook

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The students involved in this project attended an urban school in the Anchorage School District. The 52 students in the K, 1, 2 multi-age inclusive classroom (21 kindergarten students, 20 first-grade students, and 11 second-grade students) spent the entire school day together. Seventeen students needed special education services, seven students used English as a Second Language services, six children functioned above grade level, and one was gifted. This article describes how these students spent a month conducting their own scientific investigation.

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  • on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:21 AM

Students in a multilevel early elementary class learned about science fair projects by learning about the steps needed in a science investigation. Each step is described. A student paper called a completed science report is presented in this article. The best part of the article is an explanation of how this project addressed Garners different multiple intelligences. Other forms were also provided such as a simple scoring rubric and an actual science report form.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:00 PM

Think K-2 students are too young for science fairs? This article will change your mind! Use plants to teach the basics of the scientific process and watch your students comprehend the meaning of the word "hypothesis", "procedure," "results" and more. Easy, clear instructions will guide you through the process.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

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