WELCOME to the website for
Ms. Cooper's Science Class
at Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School
ALL WORK FOR THIS TERM MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN BY MARCH 5
Science Fair assignment goes out Feb. 2
4-5 graders will be given assignment packets in their
<---------------- 6th graders should download their packets from the link at the left
Science Fair 2015 Assignment Calendar
Remember to attach the
assignment slip or write the code number on all homework assignments! Please check the grading
criteria to see how each step of the project relates to your final grade.
of... Homework assignment for all projects
Completed Sponsor sheet with the following information:
possible topic ideas,
listed in order of choice
name of partner(s)
(4th & 5th grade only)
3. Sponsor signature
1. Project title
(Must be worded as a Question)
2. One paragraph written description of the project (Your science teacher is
the audience for this. It is NOT your introduction)
Practice MLA Citation Find a literature source
(book, magazine article, internet webpage, etc) that has information about
the subject of your project. Cite that source in MLA format (see packet page
for example). You do NOT need to submit a research essay to accompany it yet.
Background Research Essay. This should be a minimum of 150 words. Do
not use personal pronouns in this essay. You must use at three literature sources (book,
Internet, magazine, etc.
Interviews are acceptable sources but interviewees must be experts
(who work in the field). Sources must be cited properly for full
credit. (follow the MLA format you
practiced last week)
Homework for Experimental Projects Homework for Inventions/Demonstrations
- Written Hypothesis
Plan (be very
specific, give step by step
(begin running your experiment as soon as
you complete this step)
200 more words of information (must
include source citations). Plans for building a model may be included in
this part if appropriate.
- At least one graph (others may be added on final project but
do not have to be submitted in advance)
- One written paragraph summary of data and a final conclusion (this
should answer your experimental question)
At least two visual aides that will
accompany your project. These can be drawings,
diagrams, photos, graphs,
etc. IF you use pictures that you did not take yourself,
you MUST cite your source for the photos (internet URL,
magazine, newspaper, etc)
Homework for all projects
Final draft of project
Introduction This should be a brief introduction to your
whole project. It should lure your audience. (one paragraph long)
[March 24-28 -Spring Vacation]
April 8 - SCIENCE FAIR (6-8 PM)
Bring your project to the Multi-Purpose
Room between 8 and 8:30 a.m.
Korematsu Coyotes accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
(click this link to see!)
A special thanks to Cathy Speck, local Davis resident (and friend of Ms. Cooper) who lives with grace with ALS.
Patwin Elementary challenges Korematsu to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (click on link below to view)
C'mon! You KNOW you LOVE to sing along!
Check out our cool Korematsu Garden Website: http://www.mykorematsu.com/http://www.mykorematsu.com/
Don't forget to come back soon. New stuff is added all the time!
And never forget: SCIENCE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!