Science Fair Project 2013. Ask a question?. What do you want to investigate or figure out in the this lesson? What will be the main question that will guide your learning?. Question Examples:. Not so great: Which brand of battery is the best? Are mice smart? How do plants grow? Great:
Search for answers
Think of past experiences
Look in text books
Summarize your research here in three to
five bullet points:
Based on the research you have done, you will be writing an answer or solution – your best educated guess – to your question.
This is what you think will solve the problem
Restate the problem in a declarative sentence that would answer your question/problem
BAR GRAPH – This is the most common type for science fair projects. You may select a bar graph when your independent variable is qualitative (categories) or quantitative (numbers).
Line graphs are great for showing changes in the dependent variable over time or distance along a certain period.
PIE CHART – Pie charts are good for projects that have qualitative independent variables and have generated data that can be expressed as percentages of the total.
Brief summary of what you
discovered based on the results of your
experiments. You need to indicate whether or not the data supports the hypothesis and explain why or why not. Include what would you do if you retested.
Begin with “The results show that the hypothesis is supported or not supported.”
Be sure to include sources and put them in alphabetical order.
Type a brief overview or summary of
your project here.