FORSYTHE YOUNG SCIENTISTS' EXPO

We are excited that this year will be Forsythe’s first Young Scientists’ Expo!  We will have scientists from the community presenting and leading science and engineering activities! We would like to invite your student to be part of our FMS Young Scientists’ Expo by completing a project of their choice. Click on "Student Info" button for more information.

A new addition to the 2019 Forsythe Young Scientists' Expo is an after school mentoring program with the Association for Women in Science at University of Michigan. Dates and times are listed on the Facebook Event (click on "After School Science Forum" button).

If your student is in need of inspiration, have them check out sciencebuddies.com for some ideas.

FMS Science Expo Projects At a Glance

Experiment Project Format

  • Question: What do I want to find out?

  • Hypothesis: A hypothesis is a scientific prediction

  • Identify Variables and Plan Experiment

  • Do experiment and gather data, revise/retest as needed

  • Analyze data

  • Conclusion (Claim, evidence and reasoning format)

  • Ask next testable question

  • Works Cited

  • MLA Bibliography that includes (minimum of) three sources that are correctly sited.

Models and Collections Project Format

  • Introduction: Interesting fact(s) or question(s) about topic and purpose of project

  • Background: Define or provide related background information

  • Body: What you learned while doing your project. Answer your research question(s)! Include graphs, illustrations if needed.

  • Conclusion: How does your subject affect lives? Areas still unknown?

  • Create model to display

  • Works Cited

  • MLA Bibliography that includes (minimum of) three sources that are correctly sited.

Innovations Project Format

  • Introduction of project

  • The problem & design goal are clearly explained with reasoning. Includes research of similar products.

  • Design Requirements, Possible Solutions and Procedure

  • Explains the solution & prototype/solution development in detail. This part explains the process of developing prototype.

  • Results, Discussion & Conclusion

  • Describes final solution. Explain results and analyze what worked well and what did not work with solution. Also, identifies next steps to improve solution.

  • Works Cited

  • MLA Bibliography that includes (minimum of) three sources that are correctly sited.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 26, 2019:

Final projects due in
science class.

March 15, 2019:

Students set up science expo projects during science class.

March 16, 2019:

Science Expo Judging
(closed to public).

March 17, 2019:

FMS Young Scientists’ Expo
and Awards ceremony.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS EXPO WITH SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT

 

The Young Scientists Expo with Scientist Spotlight at will be at Forsythe Middle School, Sunday, March 17 from 1-4 PM.  Visit over 100 student projects!  Meet U-M scientists from the U-M Museum of Natural History's Science Communication Fellows program and participate in activities related to their research!

 

MARCH 17 SCHEDULE

1:00:       Expo opens to view student projects and visit exhibitors

1:30:       Awards Ceremony for student scientists

3:45:       Last call for passport entries for the Monday morning raffle

4:00:       Close

 

The science teachers are offering extra credit to the kids who attend and get stamps from each  of the scientist presenting -- sort of a "passport".  In addition, there will be a raffle Forsythe students who complete a passport.

 

Siblings and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

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