Science Fair Project
How do you get started?
What fascinates you?
What are you curious about?
Grab a journal and start brainstorming and writing down your ideas!
Step 1. OBSERVATIONS TITLE
Todd loves sports. Marcella is curious about chickens. It must be your idea! Use your 5 Senses: Touch, Hear, Sight, Taste, Smell .....And use your brain!
Step 2. QUESTIONS PURPOSE
How high will a ball bounce, if I drop it off of the school roof? Do indoor birds, like parakeet eggs; hatch slower than outdoor eggs like quail? It must be a question you can test.
Variable / Control
Only one variable
Different heights - one ball Different eggs - one incubator
Step 3. PREDICTIONS HYPOTHOSIS
Educated answers to your questions. If ......................, then ...................... statements.
If I drop a ball off the school, it will bounce higher than a ball dropped off a chair. If I incubate indoor (parakeet) eggs, they will hatch slower than outdoor (quail) eggs.
Step 4. TEST
Metrics are required for the scientific method.
It is easier to count by tens to 100 than to count by twelves to 100. Testing is your recipe or your instruction manual.
Materials – Supplies, Ingredients Ball, stop watch, etc. Eggs, incubator, etc.
Procedure Step 1, 2, 3 ... Instructions, Directions
The test must be able to be duplicated by other scientists. Make sure your materials and procedure are very detailed.
Data - at least 10 tests Perform lots and lots of tests
Results - organize your data bar graphs, pie charts, scatter diagrams, pictures
. Conclusions -
Summary – what happened ? Hypothesis – proven True or False?
We are happy to review your science project with you one-on-one in the upcoming weeks!