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10 Steps to Science Fair Projects
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My Science Fair Project

 

Step 1:  Choose a project.

 

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Step 2:  PURPOSE What do you want to find out?  This should be in the form of a question.  The answer to the question will be found by doing the experiment. 

 

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Step 3:  HYPOTHESIS What do you think will happen in your experiment? 

 

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Step 4:  Identify the INDEPENDENT VARIABLES in your experiment.  (These are the things that you can change that will affect the results of your experiment.)

 

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Identify the DEPENDENT VARIABLES in your experiment. (These are the things that can affect your results that you cannot control.) 

 

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Step 5:  MATERIALS What do you need to complete the experiment?  This should be in the form of a list. 

 

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Step 6:  PROCEDURE What will you do, step-by-step, to complete the experiment?  As you develop your list of steps to take, write them down first on a separate sheet of paper.  Number them in the order you will complete them.  Then, rewrite the steps in order below. 

 

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Step 7:  CONDUCT THE EXPERIMENT Remember to do three or more trials.  Record your results in the form of a chart or graph. 

 

 

Step 8:  RESULTS What happened?  Display your data in the form of a chart or graph (remember to add the labels and title).  Write an explanation of your chart or graph using the data. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 9: CONCLUSION What did you learn?  The conclusion should be a paragraph that explains the results.  The paragraph should begin by stating whether or not your hypothesis was correct or incorrect.  This must be supported by details and/or data from the investigation.  The conclusion paragraph should conclude with an idea for further investigation (i.e. If you could do another experiment to learn more about this subject, what would you like to do?)

 

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Step 10:  Construct your backboard.  Remember, you may not bring anything to the Science Fair except the backboard and your logbook/report.