Step 1: Students pick a topic.
Help your students choose an Earth science topic they can't wait to investigate. Ask them to brainstorm about some interesting topics; first as individuals, and then in small groups. (Sample individual brainstorm pages) Make a list on the board or overhead of the topics your students generate. For example, students might want to learn more about:
- Ocean waves
The World Wide Web offers thousands of ideas and topics. The science fair topic generator at Science Buddies™ offers an excellent "topic wizard" .
Ask students to choose their favorite topics and record the topic and the reason they chose it in their science fair notebooks or journal.
Science Journal Downloads: