Ms. Ortiz, Chair

Room 337


Mr. Caesar

Room 334

Mr. David

Room 333

Ms. Eubanks

Room 863

Ms. D. Rodriguez

Room 335

Ms. Piedad Alvarez

6th grade Science

Ms. Alexis Roque

7th grade science / gifted

Dr. Arturo Sanchez




8th grade science,  Honors Physical Science/ gifted



Science Fair Packet


Science Presentations

“Science - Amazing Sea Turtles”







  • Write in blue or black ink, in your composition notebook. DO NOT USE PENCIL!

  • Always write the lab title and number on the top line.

  • Do not use any personal pronouns, I, we, she, he, they. The words it, student, scientist can be used.

  • Always use a ruler to create tables and graphs.

  • Write using the past tense when completing the Results and Conclusion sections.

  • Use the format given below to complete your report.



Lab # and Lab Title


I.                     Problem: The question you are trying to answer. The problem is stated in the form of a question. Example: What is the effect of color on how much heat is absorbed?


II.                   Background Information: Research information, it relates to the topic or title of the experiment. It is gathered from a textbook or other resource. It is one or two paragraphs long.


III.                  Hypothesis: A prediction of what will happen during the experiment. It must follow the format If-then. It is formulated before starting the experiment after you have read the entire lab and gathered background information. Example: if it is cloudy, then it will probably rain.


IV.               Materials: List all the materials used to carry out the experiment.


V.                 Procedures: List the steps that were followed in order to complete the experiment.


VI.               Data/Results: Record observations; include data tables, graphs, and sketches if necessary. Tables, graphs and/or sketches should be labeled appropriately using correct units if necessary. Results should be written in the past tense stating what happened during the experiment. Any questions should be answered in this section.


VII.              Conclusion: It should be written in the past tense. The conclusion must answer all of the following questions: What was investigated? What was the hypothesis? Did the results support the hypothesis? What were some possible sources of error? How can this experiment/activity be improved? How can this activity be applied to real life?





The science article assignment is an exercise interesting your thinking skills, while at the same time making you aware of changes that are occurring in the world of science.

 An article review is due on the third and sixth Friday in the nine-weeks.


 You must follow the indicated format when organizing your paper.  These article reviews need to be typed.






SUMMARY:  Read the article and write a summary in one or two paragraphs.  It should be in your own words.


ANALYSIS:   Examine and interpret the nature and significance of the article.  Why is it important to know about this?  How is it important to your community?  What are the positive and negative aspects of this article?


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author, article title, title of the magazine or newspaper, volume, date, and page numbers.



Jastron, Robert: Earthquake in India”.  The Miami Herald, March 21, 2000.  Section A, page 5.



You may not use an encyclopedia for your article.


You must choose an article that is current; no more than 2 years old.  It may be on any topic of science that interests you.


Possible places where you might obtain your article:

·        National Geographic

·        Oceanography

·        Discover

·        Scientific America

·        Popular Science

·        Or any other journal or resource that has scientific information

·        Internet (make sure the article has an author):,,

·        Newspaper