Independent research can be one of the most valuable opportunities for students in a science class. It provides each child the chance to select an area of science of interest to him/her, to ask a question about that area, and to experimentally determine the answer to that question, following scientifically appropriate techniques. From kindergarten to twelfth grade, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) require that students are able to successfully do this independent research. Communicating the results of the research is also required by the TEKS. The school science fairs provide an excellent format for students to communicate the results of their research. The skills developed in doing independent research will serve the student his/her entire life. Look inside for tips, hints, guidelines and rules to make this a positive experience for the child, the teacher and the parents.
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