Long term projects such as the social studies
fair project requires parental involvement.
To help parents and students understand how
much and what type of parental help is permitted,
the following guidelines have been adopted:
Parents may type project backboard information
and report from the child's handwritten final
Parents can proofread a student's work, but
corrections should be made by the child.
Computer generated graphs are not required and
do not necessarily improve a student's chance
of winning. They are permitted. However, the
student must be involved in the process. Parents
may guide students through the use of difficult
computer programs. Students should make the
final decisions about the graph type.
Artwork should be the work of the child.
The parent may assist the child in creating
a visually appealing backboard. For example:
help with measuring, cutting, pasting, hot gluing,
Topic selection should reflect the interests
of the child.
Research, design, and implementation of experimental
procedure should be completed by the student.
The parent's role is to provide the resources
and direction necessary.
The parent's role is to reinforce project guidelines
established by the teacher.