Operation STEM Fair

Module 3: Lesson 3

Through this lesson, students take what they learned from other Expedition Biscayne Bay lessons and create their own science fair project pertaining to the bay or a nearby body of water. This lesson can be used to create science fair projects or to get students thinking about the process scientists take to begin a research project that is relevant, unique, creative, logical and sound.

Lesson Plan

Essential Question: How can you use your science fair project to define a problem in your local environment and follow the tasks necessary to create and carry out scientific investigations and reach a valid conclusion that can be defended?

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define a problem from the 6th-8th grade curriculum; use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding; plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments; identify variables; collect and organize data; interpret data in charts, tables and graphics; analyze information, make predictions and defend conclusions
  • Recognize the role of creativity in constructing scientific questions, methods and explanations
  • Explain how scientific knowledge and reasoning provide an empirically based perspective to inform society's decision-making

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