How to Make a K-1 Science Project
All projects must follow each step of the grade level appropriate scientific method. See “What goes in each section of the science project, K-1 Section,” for the step-by-step description of the scientific method for grades K-1 and what students need to do for each part. All projects need to be displayed on a presentation board (suggested size 48”x 36”). Student’s name, and parent’s name must be located ON THE BACK of the board. Presentation boards can be purchased at office supply or craft stores. Alternatively large pieces of cardboard can work well. Each K-1 student’s presentation board should have five sections and follow this format:
(Side #1) (Middle Section) (Side #2)
Here's a sample completed notebook created before writing on the display board:
• We encourage all K-1 projects be handwritten.
• The project must have a title, and each section must be labeled as shown above.
• The spacing demonstrated here is only a suggestion. The size of each section may vary; however, their order and location must be as shown above.
• Student’s name, teacher’s name, date and school name must be located in permanent ink ON THE BACK of the board.
• Pictures of the student(s) conducting the investigation are encouraged for section #4 Data/Pictures.
• For safety purposes, no items or parts of your experiment are allowed in front of your board on the day of the fair. All items must be attached to the board.
• Do not use product brand names when comparing products; use brand “x” and “y”.
Please read the complete rules in the Packet.
Here's a sample board that we created for your review.
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