CIRCULAR UPPER ELEM No. 12 /AY19-20
The Upper Elementary Math and Science Fairs at Sagesse High School will be held according to the following schedule:
Monday, January 20, 2020 Grades 4, 5 and 6 Math Fair
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Grade 4 Science Fair
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Grade 5 Science Fair
Friday, January 24, 2020 Grade 6 Science Fair
The fairs will be held during school hours.
All students are required to participate either in the Math Fair or in the Science Fair. Math or Science projects are to be submitted on the day of the fair.
Students can work in pairs or groups (maximum of four students/group). Students’ projects can be based on research, investigation, models or demonstration.
Math and Science HoDs will be available on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the HODs’ office to answer all your questions and queries.
Please see attachment.
Juhaina Abu Khalil
Head of Upper Elementary Division
MATH PROJECT CATEGORIES
A. Real World Problem Investigation
A design or report on an extended investigation of a problem situation in a genuine real world setting.
• Making a conjecture and collecting data to prove it.
• Statistical analysis
B. Abstract Problem Investigation
An open-ended, non-routine, abstract mathematical problem that can be solved in more than one way or has multiple solutions, and designing at least one way to solve it.
• Pattern explorations
• Problems with multiple solutions
C. Real World Model or Demonstration
A model or demonstration that illustrates the meaning of the concept or process chosen and how it works in the real world. The model should include an explanation of an specific mathematical concept or process in a new way.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING MATH PROJECTS
A. The project is relevant to the grade level and fits one of the categories above.
B. The project is a creative idea, original and innovative.
C. The group shows knowledge of the topic chosen and is able to explain.
D. The display is neat and clear.
E. The project reflects the student’s own work.
For each criterion give a score from 1 to 5 (5 is the highest)
SCIENCE PROJECT CATEGORIES
A. Models and Demonstrations
Projects in this category focus to explain a specific scientific concept or principle in a new way. In addition to the presentation of the model or demonstration, projects should include a written rationale for why the particular model or demonstration is effective in explaining the chosen concept or principle.
Projects in this category should provide answers to novel questions raised by the student. Research projects can use either experimental or non-experimental designs. Projects must include a clear statement of the question asked, the method used to address the question (including rationale for why this method is appropriate), presentation and analysis of results and the conclusion drawn.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING SCIENCE PROJECTS
Models and Demonstrations and Scientific Research
1. Scientific Thought (Award maximum 4 points)
a. State a problem
b. Procedure (Steps they followed)
c. Accuracy of data
d. Justified conclusion
2. Speaks knowledgeably about the project (Award maximum 4 points)
a. Can provide details, shows understanding; project reflects group work
b. Can answer any question; each student can answer
3. Presents scientific data in a well-organized, visually appealing display
(Award max 2 points)
a. Board shows data in clear tables, charts, or pictures with headings
b. Board is neat and attractive; information well presented
4. Shows enthusiasm and interest in the project: (Award maximum 1 point)
a. Student is excited about the project and eagerly tells about it.
5. Creative Ability (Award maximum 2 points)
a. How unique or original is the project idea?
b. Is it significant or unusual for a child this age?
6. Technical Skill (Award maximum 2 points)
a. Was the majority of the work done by the student, or acknowledged help received from others? Bibliography and recognition of the work used.
b. Does the project meet safety requirements?