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APRIL 29TH SCHEDULE
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Thomas A. Gardner Science
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QC Physics Department
ISS/Fair 2004 Queens College/Queens High Schools
, if required
Proposed School Agenda Schedule:
|Feb 2 - Feb
Distribute STUDENT RUBRIC
2) Initial Student Research re: Selection of Topics.
3) Student first draft of research plan.
4) Students submit draft of plan for review.
5) Teacher returns draft of plan to students with comments.
6) Students submit revised final plans to teachers.
7) Students Project Investigations begin.
Feb 23-Mar 31:
Student Project Investigations take place.|
April 1 - 12:
Student summation of their project work in papers and on
April 13 - 21:
| Evaluation of
Science Projects in High Schools by Teacher Committees. Using the ISS/Fair
Assessment Rubric, teachers select the 5 best projects of their school to be
exhibited at Queens College and send to QC
Registration Forms and Project Research Reports by April
Investigative Science Symposium/Fair [ISS/Fair] for Spring
2004 of best school projects are exhibited at Queens College -
Science Building, Includes visits to College research laboratories, luncheon
and an Awards Ceremony for students, teachers and parents.
Suggested Investigative Subjects: - you are not limited to
| Limited to
ninth and tenth graders only.|
Students may work on projects alone or in pairs (no more than 2 students
Restrictions on research categories: Student Projects are
'Hands-on, Minds-on' investigations in which data are collected.
No Internet Search projects. No Projects with human subjects
including No questionnaires.|
Projects with animals must follow school research
ISS/Fair 2004 Standards-Based
Rubric for teacher and student reference will be widely
Submitted projects should include a display board with Data and a
Project Research Report including: Title in the form of the
Question investigated, procedure followed, analysis, conclusions and new
The subjects of investigations may range over the student's urban
environment: qualities of air, water, space, traffic and housing,
behavior of plants, animals and birds; simple objects: liquids,
pendula, springs, the interactions of light with lenses, mirrors, in solids,
liquids or gases; the transfer of heat energy, solar energy and
energy efficiencies in the home, the City or transportation.
ISS/Fair 2004 Planning Committee:
, if required
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
Mark Miksic at 718-997-3379
Mark Miksic, Co-Organizer, Queens College
Thomas Strekas, Dean, Math & Sciences QC
Steven Schwarz, Asst. Dean, Math & Sciences QC
Steve Berman, Bayside High School
Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS
Norman Cohn, Co-Organizer, Franklin K. Lane HS
Michael Renna, Hillcrest High School
Omar Sharafeddin, Benjamin Cardozo HS
Robert Soel, John Bowne HS
Janice Sutton, Springfield Gardens HS