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At New Paltz High School
One-on-one Meeting Calendar - Be sure to be ready for your meeting!
Science Review of Literature Writing Guide - Some VERY handy tips and resources for putting together your ROL.
Science Research Home Page - Important documents and other info here
Academic Earth - This is a fabulous collection of lectures from several universities by some of the best professors in the world. MIT open courseware is here as well as Marian Diamond of UC Berkley's anatomy lectures. There are lectures here for just about every topic. None of them are blocked! At school, you must have headphones plugged into the computer you are using for youtube to work.
Find-A-Scholar - Oh my! Looking for researchers in your field? (A rhetorical question in this course!) This is an absolute treasure trove. This database searches through abstracts and home webpages of researchers in the SUNY system. There is a wider database called Scholar Universe. Wow!
TED Talks - A great resource for "food for thought". Some of the world's greatest thinkers are asked to give 20 minute presentations. Great stuff!
The NEW Student-Teacher Assessment Form - Use this form for One-on-one meetings.
Research Proposal Writing Guides - This has some great resources for formatting and writing research proposals and papers as well. I particularly like this one: http://www.statpac.com/research-papers/research-proposal.htm
Rating Sheet for PowerPoint presentations- Use this to guide your PowerPoint presentations. Here are a couple resources for making effective PowerPoint slides: Presentation-tips.ppt and San Jose State University Presentation Advice. Thanks Ethan and Josh!
If you are doing a Review of literature or a Work in progress presentation, use this rubric. Works in progress should focus on the "forecast" portion emphasizing the planned methodology
Rating Sheet for Poster Board presentations- Use this to guide your poster board presentations
Rating Sheet for Poster Board-Sophomores - Use this to guide the creation of your poster board.
Rating Sheet for Poster Board-Juniors- Use this to guide the creation of your poster board
Rating Sheet for Poster Board-Seniors- Use this to guide the creation of your poster board
ISEF Wizard - Which SRC/IRB forms will you need?
The Science Research "Flow" - A very general timeline of the course and the written assignments
Quarterly Grade - How I compute your grade
Binder rubric - What I look for in a research binder
One on One Preparation Checklist - Make sure you have all of these things in place
Notebook and paper-writing guidelines website - A good resource for keeping organized and properly documented
Lab Notebook - An idea of where you can get your lab notebook
Binder Sections - The minimum of sections for your binder/portfolio
Reflective Essay Guidelines - Most students will need to complete one of these as their 4th quarter writing assignment
Course Outline - Basic course and contact info sheet
Expectations of the Science Research Student - A concise description of the overall expectations for each year of the course
Symposium Committees Explained - Each student needs to be part of a committee to plan our symposium. Look these over before signing up.