We have just wrapped up our last full week of work on our science fair projects. Students spent the early part of the week developing a plan for their 6-7 minute presentation (assignment #11). During this process, they considered the methods of presentation, the order in which they would share their information, and what materials they would provide to the judges. As the week progressed, the class worked on developing our Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) skills based the data and evidence collected during the experimental phase (assignment #12). The CER will serve as another summative assessment for students. We finished our week by doing our initial read through of our presentations and timing them for needed adjustments. Students should leave this week with their website complete, presentation written, and CER submitted. When we return next week, students will spend Monday and Tuesday practicing and memorizing their presentations ahead of Wednesday’s judging. The presentation schedule for Wednesday will be shared with students on Friday, so please ask them for which room and time they will present on Wednesday, if you wish to attend their presentation. We look forward to a solid end to the science fair before winter break.