Date of publication: 2017-08-28 20:03
Reflects the Nature of Science: Science is a way of knowing, a process of gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Core is designed to produce an integrated set of Intended
Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for students. Please see the Intended Learning Outcomes document for each grade level core.
The Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) describe the skills and attitudes students should learn as a result of science instruction. They are an essential part of the Science Core Curriculum and provide teachers with a standard for evaluation of student learning in science. Instruction should include significant science experiences that lead to student understanding using the ILOs.
The strength of Science and its online journal sites rests with the strengths of its community of authors, who provide cutting-edge research, incisive scientific commentary, and insights on what’s important to the scientific world. To learn more about how to get published in any of our journals, visit our guide for contributors , or visit the how-to page for each individual journal.
It all depends on your attitude, and getting the right information before you even start. It's not just educational, but it may be one of your few chances to show off your creativity and initiative.
Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills. Students should be active learners. It is not enough for students to read about science they must do science. They should observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report, and evaluate findings. The students, as scientists, should have hands-on, active experiences throughout the instruction of the science curriculum.
This Core was designed using the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 7566: Benchmarks For Science Literacy and the National Academy of Science's National Science Education Standards as guides to determine appropriate content and skills.
This guide will help you through the process of doing a science fair project, from finding a general idea, narrowing it down to a specific topic, designing your experiment, and even presenting your project to the judges. Stick with the advice in this guide, and you might just end up with an award-winning science fair project that was also a lot of fun to do.