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  • Science Research Experiments Due - Competition is Almost Here!

    It is January and that means the due date for Science Research Experiments is almost here.  All of these experiments are due on Monday morning, January 9th, as students enter the school. Please bring your display board and journal to the library where PTA volunteers will help you check names and titles for the judging rubrics.  If you are just sharing your experiment with your class, then please take your display to your homeroom.


    Students that are competing will share their experiments with our scientist judges on Wednesday, January 11th.  Students received an information paper about the Pizza Party and time schedule for that day.  Please be sure to return your Pizza Party donations to Ms. Bonner by Friday afternoon, January 6th, so we can place our order.  On the day of the Science Research Competition, students are asked to return to school at 4:30 PM for the party in their classrooms.  Then they will join the judges in the all-purpose room around 5:15 PM to begin the oral interviews.  NO ELECTRONICS are permitted in the APR during the judging process, so please be sure to read the Pizza Party letter for specific information about suggestions for this judging time.  As always, friends and family members are invited to our Open House at 7:00 PM.  We will finish the evening with our Rewards Ceremony where all students will receive a medal for their hard work.


    The Pizza Party letter and Display Board Guidelines and Rules are available by clicking on the links below.  Please be sure to follow all safety rules and guidelines when assembling your display board and bringing models to school.  If you have any questions about what is allowed, please be sure to contact Ms. Bonner BEFORE attaching them to your board to avoid any potential violations.  Her email is


    Thank you for your support and we look forward to a very successful Science Season at EC!

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  • Display Boards on Sale at EC

    The display boards have arrived and are available in the school office. The boards are available in black, dark blue, red, yellow, green, light blue, and violet.  Each board comes with a header board and a sheet of stickers with the steps of the scientific method.  You can mix and match the colors of your display and header boards if you want.  Each display set costs only $6 if you purchase them in our EC office.  It is helpful if you have the exact amount when you make your purchase.  Stop by to see Mrs. Jordan or Mrs. Gieseler to buy your boards today!
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This handout includes the schedule for the day of the competition and information about the pizza party, snacks, and beverages. 
This handout includes a diagram of the display board and how it should be assembled.  It has important reminders about any restrictions, so please follow the directions very carefully. There are more specific Do's and Don'ts in the Science Rocks! packet listed below, including a color picture of an award-winning display.
Please print out and attach this cover sheet to your Independent Science Research Plan.  Be sure to check that you have all parts of the scientific method included and choose your participation level for experimentation.  See your science teacher if you have any questions. 
This document lists a brief explanation of each of the steps of the Independent Research Plan.  It continues with the rest of the scientific method if students and parents choose to conduct the experiment.  Each step includes the support pages from the Science Rocks packet and the due date.  Please contact your child's science teacher if you have any questions.
East Coventry Independent Science Research Plan and Experimentation Guide
(includes the EC Checklist and Timeline in Appendix H) 
This is the PowerPoint presentation that Ms. Bonner shared with fourth, fifth, and sixth grade parents at the October 11th PTA meeting.  It explains district clarifications of the Independent Science Research Plan and the OPTIONS for experimentation. 
If you were not able to attend the Parent Info Night at the OJRMS, here is the PowerPoint presentation shared during the evening.  Please contact Ms. Bonner if you have any questions.
For your convenience, these forms have been highlighted to help you complete the necessary sections.  If you would prefer to complete PDF versions with fillable fields and no highlighting, please click HERE.  You must complete the proper forms for your experiment if you plan on competing in the school's research competition.  See Appendix G in the district Science Rocks guide for directions on completing these forms.
This is a copy of the Independent Science Research Plan done in class.  This link provides students with a district example of the IRP, detailing the different components.