2012-13 Science Fair Projects
1. The first step to creating a science fair project is to develop a
"testable" QUESTION. Remember, the best question asks, "How does
affect _____?" Some websites that can help you come up with ideas
2. After deciding on a question for your experiment, you will need to
RESEARCH the topic to form your HYPOTHESIS and find ways to test it
(PROCEDURE). Some websites that provide helpful information on topics
in science include:
3. Works Cited page - List your sources from your research in
alphabetical order by the author's last name. This page should be in
MLA format (look in your language arts books). You can find examples
of how to write your sources on these websites:
Print out or copy pages from your research and attach them to your paper.
This report should be 250 words minimum.
QUESTION, HYPOTHESIS, RESEARCH, AND PROCEDURE ARE DUE Oct. 23!!!!
4. Once you have your question in mind, it's time to perform the
EXPERIMENT. Your test should last no more than a week or so, so make
sure you design the experiment so that it doesn't last more than a few
days. Keep ACCURATE details of all data before, during, and after the
5. Once your experiment is completed, write a report on your
experiment. It should be at least 100 words long. The report should
include the following sections:
Results/Data - Give the results from your experiment. You may want to
put any data in a chart or graph.
Conclusion - Was your hypothesis right or wrong? WHY was it right/wrong?
ALL PAPERS ARE DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
6. After you complete your paper, organize your data onto a tri-fold
board for your presentation. Make sure your board includes the
Â· Title and name
(HINT: These are the steps of the Scientific Method!!)
You can view tips and an example of a presentation here:
DISPLAY IS DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013