How to do a science project powerpoint research paper
How to do a Science
The Research Paper
Parts of a Research
• Title Page
• Table of Contents
• Procedure/Experimental Process
• Credits/Reference Page/Sources
• Your project's name (it can be
in the form of a question) Your
name, school and grade.
• This page is NOT NUMBERED
Example: Project Name
Garrett Middle School
Table of Contents
• List the parts of your report (Introduction,
Hypothesis and Research,
and the page numbers where they begin.
(This will be done last).
• This page will not be numbered.
• This is an SUMMARY/overview
of your research PAPER
• The introduction is a
statement of your purpose,
along with background
information that led you to
make this study.
• Includes all parts of the
• It should contain :
-background info/review of literature
-brief statement of your problem, how you plan to
investigate it & a hypothesis based on your
(In other words, it should state what information or
knowledge you had that led you to hypothesize the
answer to the project's problem question. Make
references to information or experiences that led
you to choose the project's purpose). In other
words, MAKE your background info RELEVANT !!!!!
MAKE IT CONNECT TO THE RESEARCH you are
• Does not have to exceed 3
• Explain the point of the
• Why was this so important that
it had to be tested.
• What implications will your
study have in the future?
• One comprehensive statement
The purpose of
This study was
• Your educated prediction.
• What you think the results will
be and why.
• Does not have to exceed a
sentence or two
• You do not express the “REAL”
results in this section.
Hypothesis ( continued)
• ONE BRIEF COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT
It is hypothesized that
• List what you used in the experimental
1 box of chalk
2 wire hangers
1 Hot plate
• Explain what you did in detail.
• Drawings/Diagrams can be included.
• Procedural Steps should be in
outline or paragraph form
• Write the experimental procedure
CLEARLY so that anyone could
follow them and expect to get the
same results . “like a recipe”
• Describe what happened, what
you observed. Show your data
• BE CLEAR
• Just report the facts. You are
not drawing any conclusions at
• Describe your interpretation of your
• Look over your notes, charts, and log and
write what you think your data shows.
• You can put your opinions here. Was your
hypothesis (what you expected to happen)
• Don't be afraid to say that you might have
made a mistake somewhere. Great
discoveries can come from what we learn
• This is where you will give further
thoughts & details about your
• You can put your opinions here. Was
your hypothesis (what you expected
to happen) correct?
• Don't be afraid to say that you might
have made a mistake somewhere.
Great discoveries can come from
what we learn from mistakes!
• Be sure to state the limitations
of your project
• Be sure that you have
considered all variables & how
they had an effect on your
experiment. How did they
influence the outcome?
• List of books, articles,
pamphlets, people you talked to
and any other sources you used
for researching your idea and
writing your paper.
• Giving credit to the sources
Last name of author (or person
you talked to), First name, "Title
of article or chapter", Title of
source (book title , magazine title
or "Conversation"), Place where
published: Publisher name, Date,
• (Ex1)Jones, Thomas A., "The
Development of the Chick"
Animal Development Magazine,
June 1976, Vol. 16:27-34.
• (ex2) Peracchio, Laura,
Telephone Conversation, Feb.