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Steps To Conduct A Science Project

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Steps To Conduct A Science Project

  1. 1. 10 Steps In Conducting A Science ProjectPredented by Wong MC@2011
  2. 2. STEP 1Step 1 – Browsing Start by skimming through general science books or science magazines to get some idea. Write out the main idea of the whole article in one sentence. Start with specific questions the article answers or asks. Try to make connections with your previous
  3. 3. STEP 2Step 2- Make A List Make a list of possible topics for a science project. Eliminate the "not so good" ideas later than to add "better " ones late in the game. Determine what hypothesis it is supposed to test, and fill in all the background information leading to the hypothesis. Be sure that the experiments you choose are
  4. 4. STEP 3Step 3 - Data That Raise A Question What do you already know that causes you to ask the question? Asking the question to be carefully thought out and carefully worded to be sure the answer will tell you what you want to know. . The question then becomes the title of your project
  5. 5. STEP 4Step 4 - Search of Literature Organizing data, and looking for patterns and connections. Answers to your question may have already been suggested. If possible, design a different test of the same hypothesis. Repeating the tests that other researchers have done is also an important part of science, dont just take their word for a final conclusion.
  6. 6. STEP 5Step 5 – State The Hipotesis An hypothesis is a statement of cause and effect relationships which lead you to expect that the predicted outcome will occur. Remember that an hypothesis is not just a prediction. The hypothesis must be carefully stated in such a way that predictions made from it can be tested by experiment or controlled
  7. 7. STEP 6Step 6 – Test The Hypothesis By Experiment Write out in complete detail exactly what you will do: - What materials and supplies will you need? - What safety precautions will you use ? - What will you do, exactly, step by step ? - What factors will you control, how ? - What factor will you change, how ? - What will you measure ? - What data will you record ? - What differences will you look for ? - What do the results mean, how will you decide ?
  8. 8. STEP 7Step 7 – Have The Plan Approved Get approval of your teacher before implementing your plan. This is for guidance, as well as a check for safety and legality. Many books list activities which are no longer acceptable.
  9. 9. STEP 8Step 8 - Keep A Running Record Record down everything you do as you do it, everything you see as it happens, including any mistakes, accidents, or changes in plan. Analyze your results, and evaluate your hypothesis. Is the hypothesis strengthened ? weakened ? rejected ? What new questions were raised by the results of your test ?
  10. 10. STEP 9Step 9 – Writing The Report Before completing the final draft of your report, have it read by family, friends, or fellow students. Not only for errors such as spelling, but for parts they do not understand and could be rewritten to be clearer. Be ready to answer questions and explain your project to teacher, judges, or anyone
  11. 11. STEP 10Step 10 – Planning The Display A display should be a summary of the project. It should give the viewer a quick idea of what you did, why you did it, how you did it, and what the results were. Photographs, data in graphs and charts are good ideas and helpful. Plan the display and share the plan for editorial opinions before starting construction.
  12. 12. THE END

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