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Science Project Guides for Teachers and Students

Teacher Strategies: How to Organize, Direct, and Evaluate Science Projects is designed to assist teachers through the intricacies of a science fair. Suggests strategies, gives notes and observations on science fairs, contains flowchart for completing a science project, and much more. References are from U.S. journals, magazines, and books.

Preparing for the Science Fair details what you'll need to do to get ready for the science fair. Writing the Science Project Report helps you prepare a report of the results from your science project. Methods of Chromatography details the art of separating and identifying chemicals. How to Use a Spectrophotometer helps in projects which require the use of a spectrophotometer. How to Use a Multimeter helps the student understand the use of the multimeter to obtain the data required, without delving into the technical details behind the operations.

 

Teacher Strategies: How to Organize, Direct, and Evaluate Science ProjectsTeacher Handbook — Teacher Strategies: How to Organize, Direct, and Evaluate Science Projects

Learn how to incorporate student science projects as a supplement to your curriculum ... Discover ways to keep projects on track ... Read about techniques for evaluating projects ... And much more! This 58-page handbook is designed to walk teachers through the intricacies of a science fair, and to help them encourage their students to investigate the wonderful world of science.

$5.95 • 58 pages • Paperback 6¾ x 9½ • ISBN: 978-0-9827503-1-5

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What's Inside

The Science Project: Voluntary or Required? • Teacher's Time Schedule • Projects for All Students • When to Start Projects • Sources of Project Ideas and Techniques • Techniques and Open-Ended Project Ideas • Treating the I-Don't Know-What-to-Do Syndrome • Steps to Complete a Science Project • The Alternative Project • Projects at the High School Level • The Problem of Evaluating the Project • Checklists ... Ranking ... The Rating System • Evaluating the Report.

Science Fairs: Local Science Fairs • Regional Science Fairs • Judging at Local and Regional Science Fairs • State and international Science Fairs.

Appendix: Statistics of Selected Science Fairs.

 

Preparing for the Science FairGuide Booklet — Preparing for the Science Fair

Straight-forward guide aimed at helping the student prepare for a science fair at the classroom, local, regional, state, or national level.

$1.45 • 22 pages • Paperback (Saddle Stitch) 5½ x 8½ • ISBN: 978-0-9794500-2-0

Topics covered

Awards, Recognition, and Course Grades

The School Science Fair

Preparation:

The Project Display Board • The Project Equipment and Results • The Project Report • Rehearse Your Presentation • What the Judge Might Ask • Skit: "Ms. Sweetbird's Student at the Science Fair."

Regional and State Science Fairs

INTEL Science Talent Search

How to Be a Winner

 

Writing the Science Project ReportGuide Booklet — Writing the Science Project Report

The author gives concise instructions on writing the science project report. He explains the necessity of writing a report and identifies the key elements a science project report should contain.

$1.95 • 36 pages • Paperback (Saddle Stitch) 5½ x 8½ • ISBN: 978-0-9794500-3-7

Topics covered

Why Scientists Write Reports

Why You Must Write a Report

The Style and Format of Your Project Report

What the Report Sections Include

The Title Page • Acknowledgements • Introduction • Materials and Procedures • Results • Discussion • Summary • References.

The Final Draft

Writing Skills

Final Word

Recommended Reading

References

 

Methods of ChromatographyGuide Booklet — Methods of Chromatography

This guide booklet describes some of the basic techniques used to separate and identify chemicals. Excellent photographs and illustrations throughout.

$4.95 • 74 pages • Paperback (Saddle Stitch) 5½ x 8½ • ISBN: 978-0-9794500-5-1

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Methods and topics discussed

Paper Chromatography

A Simple Experiment Tells All • Chromatography • How the Method of Paper Chromatography Works • Solvents • The Spot Technique of Paper Chromatography • Materials Needed • Matching Controls • Reagents • Preparation of Unidentified Mixtures Prior to Separation • Some Hazardous Solvents to Avoid • Selecting a Solvent • Some Visualization Reagents • Quantitative Analysis.

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

How to Coat Glass Microscope Slides • TLC Kits • Solvents.

Adsorption column chromatography

Microscale Columns • Packing the Column • Sample Preparation • The Macroscale Technique • Elution • Bands • Experimental Conditions • Sorbent Selection Table.

Gel filtration

Example Project.

Other systems of chromatography

Electrophoresis • Other Methods

Suggested Projects

Variables for Further Study • A Final Note on All Techniques

References

 

How to Use a SpectrophotometerGuide Booklet — How to Use a Spectrophotometer

This guide booklet is written to help you succeed with a science project that requires the use of a spectrophotometer. Author provides details on equipment and procedures. Colored images and illustrations augment the text.

$3.95 • 50 pages • Paperback (Saddle Stitch) 5½ x 8½ • ISBN: 978-0-9794500-6-8

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Topics discussed

 

How to Use a MultimeterGuide Booklet — How to Use a Multimeter

This guide booklet explains how to use a multimeter to obtain the data needed, without going into the technical details behind the operations. Various photographs and illustrations augment the text.

$3.95 • 50 pages • Paperback (Black Coil Binding) 5½ x 8½ • ISBN: 978-0-9794500-8-2

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Topics discussed

Multimeter in Electricity and Electronics

  • Switches and Scale Ranges
  • The Ohm Scale
  • Jacks and Test Leads
  • VOM Batteries
  • Connecting the VOM to a Circuit
  • Color Codes
Operations
  • How to Measure Volts
  • How to Measure Ohms
  • How to Measure Amps
    • Measuring amps
    • Measuring volts and ohms to calculate amps

Troubleshooting Tips

Semiconductors

References

Recommended Reading