What Moves Those Toys?
Toys of Motion
Select a toy whose motion can be quantified and
prepare a poster board which includes all components
- The toy must move on its own, it can not
require you to push or pull it to keep it moving. It can not use a battery
or solar energy.
- The following sections must be present on
the poster board: History of the toy, Explanation of the
Motion of the Toy ( including quantitative information),
Explanation of the Mechanics and Efficiency of the Toy
(including quantitative information).
- All aspects of the project must be
socially and morally acceptable
- Toy selection must be handed in by
______________ on a three by five card, a diagram would be
- Posters and a 3 minute presentation are
due on _____________
Displays When creating your
consider the following;
- Did you place your name on the back?
- Is there a good contrast between lettering and background?
- Is there symmetry of display or a flow to the design?
- Did you use contrasting frames when mounting white on white?
- Did you use no font smaller than 12 point?
- Can you read the letters of headings at least six feet away?
- Are diagrams, charts or graphs helpful to ideas in the text?
- Do diagrams, charts or graphs give the proper picture of your
- Is everything properly labeled?
- Did you remember that open space is important for affect?
- Does your display set the tone you hope to achieve?
- If you have multiple pages of text, did you stack your pages for
easy lifting to read?
- Did you avoid hand written work and use the appropriate tools
available to you?
- Did you limit the size of your display to no more than 122 cm wide x
76 cm deep x 274 cm high from the floor, if on a table it can not exceed
198 cm high? These are science fair dimensions and are firm for the fair.
- DOES YOUR DISPLAY SAY WHAT YOU WANT IT TO SAY?
These are displays of your process not just posters of your results.
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