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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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District Agriscience Fair - March 17 - Info to Help your Students

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

-Assign projects as class work for your Agricultural Science or BSAA/PSAA Courses
-Students cannot bring back the same project in consecutive years.
-If you need assistance, I would be happy to help in preparing your students.
WHAT:  District 5 FFA Agriscience Fair
WHEN:   Wednesday, March 17, 2010
            4 pm. - Students/Projects can start arriving
            5 pm  - ALL projects must be set-up and displayed
            5-7 p.m. - Project Judging
            7:30 pm - Award Presentations
WHERE:  Benton High School - Gymnasium
PRIZES:   Approximately $500 will be awarded in cash prizes. Cash prizes for the top three projects, and A and B rated projects. All students will receive a framed certificate. Judging will be done by topic area and given an A, B, or C rating. 
PREREGISTRATION: Students should mail or fax the enclosed registration form by Friday, March 5, 2010. Additions and deletions can be made after this date, but we need preliminary numbers for judges, cash prizes, and certificates. 
REGISTRATION FEE: No fees this year.
-Link to the AgriScience Fair Handbook and instructional powerpoints, etc.
Attached are the following items:
-Fair Letter and Registration Form
-Agriscience Fair Application
-Sample Completed Agriscience Fair Application
-Summary of Divisions and Project Ideas
Project Reports Should Follow this Outline:
Title Page. Include the project title, your name, address and chapter.
Table of Contents. Reference each section of your paper.
Abstract. The abstract should be a maximum of one page in length. It should include a brief statement of purpose, procedures used, data collected and conclusions drawn. It may also include possible research applications or future research.
Introduction. This should include the problem statement, your hypothesis, and an explanation of what prompted your research and what you hoped to achieve.
Materials and Methods. Describe the methodology used to collect your data or make your observations. This should be descriptive enough to allow someone else to replicate your experiment. Include a list of materials and equipment used.
Results. A factual presentation of the outcomes of your study. These may be presented in tables and charts.
Discussion and Conclusion. Draw conclusions from the results of your study and relate them to your original hypothesis. Be thorough. Allow the reader to see your train of thought, compare your results to commonly held beliefs or expectations. Offer sound reasoning for your results. If your results were not as expected, explain why in this section.
Acknowledgements. Credit those who assisted you in your investigations. These may be individuals or businesses that provided guidance or materials.
Literature cited. A list of published articles, books or other communications cited in your text. Use an accepted style guide for proper reference listings and footnotes.

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