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7th Grade Science Research Paper: Home

Researching your topic

Project Due Dates

March 30…Science Research Paper is introduced.

April 1….Topic Choice Due

April 9….10 total flashcards due (try to use noodle tools)

April 16….20 total flashcards due

April 24….Outline Due

April 28….Introduction Paragraph Due+ 3 body paragraphs

May 1…...2-3 more body paragraphs due

May 5…...entire rough draft due, including conclusion

May 7…...add citations and correct formatting

May 8 …..Final paper is due

Project Requirements

  1.  Your report should be 3-4 pages in length, typed and double-spaced.  

  2. You must follow MLA format

  3.  You must keep track of and include all citations in the correct format

  4.  You must use a combination of at least 5-7 different online and/or book sources

  5.  You will be graded not only on content, but on grammar and spelling as well, so be sure to proofread carefully!

  6.  You will also be graded on how well you meet all the deadlines/time management.

  7. While conducting your research, try to find a few good pictures/movie clips about your disease or organism to include when presenting to the class.


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Lia Carruthers
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Topic Suggestions and Research Reminders

1) You may choose a disease to research (maybe even one that runs in your family) (examples include diabetes, breast cancer, arthritis, etc…)

2)  You may choose to research a certain animal….since we will be studying the eye and ear at this time, here are some animals that have amazing eye/ear adaptations:

Colossal squid, tarsier, chameleon, dragonfly, leaf-tailed gecko, owl, mantis shrimp, ogre-faced spider, stalk-eyed fish, spookfish, African elephant, bats, greater wax moth, dolphin, pigeon.

3)   If you feel strongly about another topic, please let me know.

You will be presenting your projects to the class, so please understand everything you write and put everything into your own words.  Do not use vocabulary that you do not understand. If you have questions or need help, please come see me or Mrs. Carruthers for extra help early in the process.  DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. BE SURE TO MEET ALL DEADLINES. HAVE FUN AND CHOOSE A TOPIC THAT REALLY INTERESTS YOU!