STEM fair questioning

This presentation describes good STEM Fair questions.

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STEM fair questioning

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This presentation describes good STEM Fair questions.
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  1. Step 1:

    Slide 1 - Step 1:

    • Asking a good question.
    • Your Child’s STEM Fair Project
  2. How does ______________ affect ________________?

    Slide 2 - How does ______________ affect ________________?

    • Questions do not HAVE to be in this format, but it will guide you in the right direction if you try to form your question this way.
    • Good Question Format
  3. The question should be one that can lead to an experiment or investigation, which will yield data.

    Slide 3 - The question should be one that can lead to an experiment or investigation, which will yield data.

    • Questions
    • *Good questions do NOT lead to a report, a demonstration, or a model.
  4. A good Question Should be one from which you can collect data (measurements and observations) and NOT opinions!

    Slide 4 - A good Question Should be one from which you can collect data (measurements and observations) and NOT opinions!

    • Should be specific rather than broad.
    • Is one in which the materials needed for the experiment are easy to find or buy.
    • Should not lead to a simple yes or no answer.
    • Questions
  5. Include any question that is answered by doing an experiment or investigation and includes the control of independent, dependent, and controlled variables.

    Slide 5 - Include any question that is answered by doing an experiment or investigation and includes the control of independent, dependent, and controlled variables.

    • Acceptable Examples of STEM Fair Questions
  6. Any question that involves…..

    Slide 6 - Any question that involves…..

    • The growth of any microorganism from our environment such as…
    • Washed/unwashed hands,
    • Cutting boards
    • Kitchen sponges
    • Or any microorganisms obtained from a commercial, research, or medical source.
    • The Growth of mold.
    • Reason: Safety concerns
    • Unacceptable Examples of STEM Fair Questions
  7. Any question that involves…..

    Slide 7 - Any question that involves…..

    • The use of controlled substances such as drugs, alcohol, or dangerous chemicals.
    • Reason: Safety concerns
    • Models or demonstrations such as volcanoes or solar systems
    • Unacceptable Examples of STEM Fair Questions
  8. Any question that involves…..

    Slide 8 - Any question that involves…..

    • Giving or withholding of food, water, exercise, medication, or learning to any vertebrate animal (including humans).
    • Reason: Safety concerns
    • Narrative reports based on a collection of facts not centered on a question.
    • Unacceptable Examples of STEM Fair Questions
  9. Is basketball or tennis more enjoyable for 5th graders?

    Slide 9 - Is basketball or tennis more enjoyable for 5th graders?

    • Is it a good question?
    • No
  10. Why is this an

    Slide 10 - Why is this an

    • unacceptable sTEM fair question?
    • Use of inappropriate resources (drugs, microorganisms, animals, weapons, etc)
    • Leads to a simple yes or no answer
    • Cannot be measured
    • Is broad and not specific
    • No
  11. Would Tylenol or Advil work quicker for a headache?

    Slide 11 - Would Tylenol or Advil work quicker for a headache?

    • Is it a good question?
    • No
  12. Why is this an

    Slide 12 - Why is this an

    • unacceptable sTEM fair question?
    • Use of inappropriate resources (drugs, microorganisms, animals, weapons, etc)
    • Leads to a simple yes or no answer
    • Cannot be measured
    • Is broad and not specific
    • No
  13. How does the amount of rain affect the growth of a tomato plant?

    Slide 13 - How does the amount of rain affect the growth of a tomato plant?

    • Is it a good question?
    • Yes, this is a good question because it meets all of the requirements!
  14. Does chocolate melt fast in the sunlight?

    Slide 14 - Does chocolate melt fast in the sunlight?

    • Is this a good question?
  15. Why is this an

    Slide 15 - Why is this an

    • unacceptable sTEM fair question?
    • Leads to a simple yes or no answer
    • Cannot be measured
    • Is broad and not specific
    • No
  16. Does the size of a marble affect how long it takes to roll down a ramp?

    Slide 16 - Does the size of a marble affect how long it takes to roll down a ramp?

    • Is this a good question?
    • Yes, this is a good question because it meets all of the requirements!
  17. If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher!

    Slide 17 - If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher!

    • Thank you!