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The goal of this project is to allow students to present their science fair projects at one of our discovery nights where parents and students can see them on display.

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Suncoast - Science Fair!

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School:
Bay Point Middle School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Sarah Swoch 
Students Impacted:
60 
Grade:
Date:
September 6, 2018

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Union - $272.40

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 61

Our school science fair was a success this year. I had 58 students present their projects in the media center during the school day and during 6th grade discovery night where I also invited parents of the 8th grade students to attend. I had teachers judge the projects and had 4 students go to the district science fair to present. Our school had not participated in a science fair for a few years, so this was a big deal for the students. 58/61 students completed the project, which means that 58 students were engaged in the practice of real science, not just learning content facts for a test. Those students read and evaluated many sources of information and wrote about that information in combination with their own data. This was a critical thinking piece that is often omitted when I am in charge of choosing the sources. I also found that my gifted students were engaged in class each day. The options to choose their area of research gave them a reason to learn and I could differentiate for individual students as needed based on where they were struggling in their projects. All students who completed projects to display at our school fair received a certificate for their work and students who competed at the district fair were able to receive medals. 

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topics of interest

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lots of creativity!

 

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Future marine scientists

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

The goal of this project is to allow students to present their science fair projects at one of our discovery nights where parents and students can see them on display.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students are currently working on their project ideas for their original science fair project. My 8th grade honors class has been working on experimental design, critical thinking, and characteristics of scientists. This project is their practical application of those classroom experiences. Over the course of the first semester I will work with students to develop, research, and implement their projects. The culminiation of this activiety will be presenting the projects to each other and the school community.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students should be proud of their hard work on a project like this. Giving each student a board to present their project on gives them the opportunity to share in scientific discourse. Many of my students are not able to afford a display board, so giving each student a board for their work is important to allow them all the opportunity to succeed.  

 

Describe the Students

My students are honors students in accelerated science class. They include 19 gifted students and 2-504 plan students. We are a Title I school that serves 90% free and reduced lunch. My students are 60% white, 10% hispanic, 20% black, 5% asian, and 5% mixed.  

 

Budget Narrative

Three boxes of 24 tri-fold boards from Amazon.com cost $272.40 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 3 boxes 24 trifold boards $165.96
2 certificates medals and ribbons $106.44
  Total: $272.40

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