ERIC Number: ED343838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Research and Display Attributes of Social Science Fair Projects.
Loyless, Bonnie W.
This study was designed to answer the following questions relative to social science fair projects: (1) To what extent were instructional media techniques utilized in the project display? (2) To what extent did teachers assist students with topic selection for the projects? (3) To what extent were the teachers and media specialists involved with students in the research for the projects? (4) How much class time did students spend on project development? and (5) To what extent were parents involved in project development? In order to answer these questions, projects were photographed at a regional social science fair and evaluated. The researcher also attended briefing sessions for judges and listened to their rationales for selecting the award winners. A survey questionnaire was sent to the teachers of award winners to elicit further information. Two of the findings from the study indicated that winners received higher ratings from the researcher for visual presentation, and the judges revealed that the use of the scientific method was important in good research. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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