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
Parents can proofread a student's work,
but corrections should be made by the
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, and placement.
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.