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Science Fair Warm-Up, Grades 5–8: Learning the Practice of Scientists

by: John Haysom

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To the teacher:

Although this book is intended as a guide for your students, NSTA has you covered as well! Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide: Learning the Practice of Scientists provides all of the information you need to guide your students through the activities included in this book.

To the student:

Have you ever entered a science fair or carried out a real scientific investigation? Now is your chance!

Science Fair Warm-Up, Grades 5–8 provides you with the opportunity to choose a great science project. For instance, you might carry out experiments about the best designs for paper helicopters or the best ways to prevent rusting, among other possibilities. If you prefer, you can select an inquiry of your own and even work with a partner.

As you work on your project, your teacher will give you help along the way. Together you will explore problems other students have encountered—problems of designing and carrying out experiments, collecting and making sense of your findings, and sharing and displaying what you have learned.

As you follow in the footsteps of scientists, you will learn about the ways in which scientists carry out scientific research and begin to understand how they have uncovered so much about how our universe works.

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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