Honors Chemistry Classes
This page contains specific research guidelines for students who are enrolled in Honors Chemistry Classes.
The idea behind student research is for the student to pose a question or find a problem to be solved. The student then designs and conducts a laboratory-based experiment that attempts to answer the question or find a solution to the problem.
- With guidance, find a topic that interests you.
- Ask a specific question related to that topic.
- Find out more about your topic by researching the topic and writing a short paper on the topic and research that has been done to date.
- Develop a hypothesis, or possible solution, to your problem.
- Develop an experiment that will test that hypothesis.
- Submit a research plan and necessary science fair forms before you begin your experimentation.
- Use class time given to conduct experimentation, as well as extra time, as needed.
- Properly document every step of your project using a journal and a camera.
- Analyze your data and draw conclusions, either supporting or rejecting your hypothesis.
- Present your project at the Delaware County Science Fair on a display board, accompanied by a written paper and your journal.
- Advance to subsequent levels of competition if you are eligible.
- Consider entering the PJAS regional competition (for extra credit!)
- Meet all deadlines.
Download the Science Fair checklist for a printable list of all requirements.