Helpful Logbook Tips
A lot of things have changed this year . . . please read for details.
- All projects will be submitted electronically.
- No display boards will be accepted.
- Scan your logbook pages and upload as a pdf, OR
- If you have typed it, upload the word document, OR
- You can take pictures of the pages, email to yourself, save to your desktop and drag and drop into a word document. Then upload the word document.
- Include the pre-approved Research Plan you completed as part of your logbook.
- Include the Safety Form signed by both student and parent as part of your logbook.
Be sure to keep a detailed, day-by-day record of your work on your project. Your logbook upload should not exceed ten pages. The logbook combined with your PowerPoint project cannot exceed 20 pages.
SPECIAL NOTE: Keynote and Pages will not be accepted. This is due to the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair accepting only Word and PowerPoint or PDF’s. Both Word and PowerPoint are available for student download from the Kirkwood School District Portal.
If you have photographs in your logbook or on your display, it is necessary that any individuals cannot be identified. Students often take photographs of just their hands performing the work, in order to ensure that no faces are visible. Students may also opt to put a round sticker or label over the face in a photo to block the identity.
- Include the approved Research Plan with your logbook. It may be scanned, or you may take a picture of your signed Research Plan and upload with your logbook.
- Include the Safety Form in your logbook. It may be scanned, or you may take a picture of your signed Safety Form and upload with your logbook.
A QUALITY LOGBOOK:
- Make sure to write a statement of your problem and your hypothesis.
- Carefully hand write or type (i.e., Word document or scan and upload). Identify any mistakes by drawing lines through them, BUT NOT ERASING THEM. In this way, the reader can see where you changed your mind, or made a new discovery. If typing, type in a description of the differences (changes or new discoveries).3.
- Include the results of your trials if you are doing an experiment. Be detailed!
- Include your thoughts and observations as your research continues.
- Include explanations of what you believe your results mean or how you interpreted them.
- Include information that you found at the library, on the internet, or from magazines, etc., that relate to your research. Include the titles, authors, date of publication, and pages you read or gathered information from.
- Review the Kirkwood scoring rubric. Make sure that you have all the components for a blue-ribbon project
QUALIFIERS FOR Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair:
Once you register online with the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair, you will be given a sequence number. Be sure to include your sequence number in your logbook.