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ISS/Fair 2003 Queens College/Queens High Schools
, if required
Proposed School Agenda Schedule:
|Jan 27 - Feb
Distribute STUDENT RUBRIC to Students.
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.
7) Students Project Investigations begin.
Mar 3-Apr 18:
Student Project Investigations take place.|
April 21 - 25:
Student summation of their project work in papers and on
April 28 - May 9:
| 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.|
Investigative Science Symposium/Fair [ISS/Fair] for Spring
2003 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. No Internet Search projects.
No Projects with human subjects including No
Projects with animals must follow school research
ISS/Fair 2003 Standards-Based Rubric for
teacher and student reference will be widely distributed.|
Submitted projects should include a display board with Data and also
include a Project Abstract of a page or so including: Title in the form of
the Question investigated, procedure followed, 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 2003 Planning Committee:
, if required
Mark Miksic, Co-Organizer, Queens College
Diane Pillersdorf, Co-Organizer, Queens HS
Thomas Strekas, Dean, Math & Sciences QC
Steven Schwarz, Asst. Dean, Math & Sciences QC
Stephen Berman, Bayside High School
Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS
Norman Cohn, Franklin K. Lane HS
Michael Renna, Hillcrest High School
Robert Soel, John Bowne HS
Janice Sutton, Springfield Gardens HS
Omar Sharafeddin, Benjamin Cardozo HS