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Tips and tricks to support students in the writing of lab reports. This page is specifically created for the purpose of the science fair.
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Technical Writing in Science Class: The Handbook

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Some great resources created by the Technical Literacy Project.  There are several links within this article.

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Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms

Acronym Finder: The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of over 4 million acronyms, abbreviations and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, science, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.
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Students often stumble over acronyms and if you type them into a traditional dictionary, it might lead to more confusion.  

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Changing climate alters fish behavior

Changing climate alters fish behavior | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
Study finds clownfish don’t swim away from scary sounds in future ocean conditions
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A nice example of a scientific article.  Written at a middle school level.

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Science Fair - Lab Report Examples

Science Fair - Lab Report Examples | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
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Great examples.  I strongly encourage you to read through the Chemistry Lab Report Guide.

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Why We Need Science Communication : Soapbox Science

Why We Need Science Communication : Soapbox Science | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
She graduated from the UC Santa Cruz Program in Science Illustration and drew bugs, plants and dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History and developed educational content for Walden Media in Los Angeles.
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5 Tips to Improve Your Scientific Writing

5 Tips to Improve Your Scientific Writing | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
Bring clarity, impact, and creativity to your scientific writing.
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Here are some easy tips to help students with scientific writing.  However, this article suggests you use active voice, not passive.  Most guidelines require the lab report to be written in passive voice.  However, if someone is writing an extended paper, not just a lab report, use active voice.  

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National Science Education Standards

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Helpful overview of science standards divided by grade level.

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Prepare for the Science Fair - Science NetLinks

Prepare for the Science Fair - Science NetLinks | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
This video presents a light-hearted, yet informative, look at how to prepare for a science fair.
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A great simple video to get the science fair started.

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Lab Report Template

Lab Report Template | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it
List of criteria used to write a lab report, such as hypothesis, data table, conclusions. This template can serve as a guideline for any lab report.
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Easy to understand Template for a Lab Report

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Presentation.io - Sync presentations to all devices

Presentation.io - Sync presentations to all devices | Scientificwriting | Scoop.it

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A great way to share information if you have a 1:1 iPad program at your school.  

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