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R.I. Science and Engineering Fair (RISEF) 2017-18: HOME

Investigate an AUTHENTIC science or technology question!

DEMO TOPIC

DEMO TOPIC:  

Can respirator filters prevent the inhalation of the microscopic toxic hairs molted by the browntail moth caterpillar?

        Euproctis chrysorrhoea   

"Browntail Moth" by the Maine Forest Service

 

RESEARCH = INCREASES YOUR BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE PRIOR TO CONDUCTING THE EXPERIMENT!

Key Questions to Cover

? Why is this topic important and how will it add to current scientific knowledge on the topic?

? What are the Key Terms and Concepts: Define/Explain as they are introduced

? What EXPERIMENT/Research has already been completed on this topic or are being done presently?

? What are other future research options for this topic ?

Welcome!

PAPER = PROOF THAT YOUR BACKGROUND RESEARCH IS DONE & SOURCES IDENTIFIED!

Requirements:

A. Due Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17th

Class Activity/Homework Credit for Workshop Assignments

 

B.  3 double spaced pages in length (not including cover page and List of Works Cited page);

Times New Roman  12 pt. font; double spaced, standard margins, stapled.

REMEMBER: Your Research Question is the Title of your paper!

 

C. A MINIMUM of 5 sources

Mix & Match Sources:

At least 3 of the following different types of sources required:

 

Library Catalog [print resources]

nonfiction book

specialized encyclopedia article (library will copy for free)

 

Subject Specific Database or E-Encyclopedia

specialized (science/math) dictionary entry

specialized e-encylopedia/reference article

news(paper) article

academic journal article

 

Google Advanced Search or from "Websites" Tab on LSA Library Website

*academic/scholarly website

*Academic Website must be approved by Your Teacher or Mrs. Trissler

   

D. MLA 8th Ed. Formatted Works Cited Page attached following research paper listing source citations in alpha order, consistently double spaced with hanging indents for second/third lines of long citations

 

E.  No more that 2 direct quotations included in the 3 page paper;

all other information provided must be paraphrased (put in your own words) and must be followed by in-text citations before the sentence period.

 

F. USE REPORTING/REPORTER"S VOICE !

This is NOT an opinion paper

Do not use First Person (I, me, we, our) or Second Person (you, your)

 

G. Paper Uploaded to Turnitin.com prior to handing in paper to teacher

 

e-Searching :   Advanced/Power Search             "e-Tools" = email/Print /citation               

MRS. TRISSLER & MRS. HAJIAN: INFO DETECTIVES!

    Information Literacy Goals:

      1. Search Terms & Phrases 

      2Use E-Tools to capture citations 

‚Äč      3. Evaluate/Select Academic Websites 

                                                                              

 

LSA's Librarians: Mrs. Trissler & Mrs. Hajian

  Find & Cite sources; having difficulty -  ASK!!

Library Hours

Monday:        7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday:       7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday:     7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday:          7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.