Practical Research Investigating the Scientific Method (PRISM) is a child-centered, non-competitive science celebration for Lindbergh students in grades K-5. Students are encouraged to investigate scientific topics and display their results at schoolwide celebrations. Project categories include:
  • Collection
  • Invention
  • Investigation
  • Portfolio
Each project category has specific criteria that must be followed. These guidelines are listed in the PRISM Book, which is available for download here.

PRISM Tips and Tricks

Please follow the tips and tricks below to successfully complete your PRISM project. 
  • Use hot glue or rubber cement to attach content to your board. No staples please.
  • Try not to include the student in photographs attached to the board.
  • Word searches are no longer allowed on portfolios.
  • When conducting an investigation, ask yourself these three questions:
    • What will I measure?
    • What will I research?
    • Why am I doing this?
    • If you cannot answer these three questions, you may want to change your project.
  • Your project must be based on science. It is not a social studies report or a collection of pet photos.