Science Fair Project
Your science fair project should follow the format of the scientific method.
Step 1. Define the Problem
- Think of some kind of experiment that you would like to try. Remember that you must be
able to measure the experiment each day.
- Set up a control group and an experimental group. Remember to change only one
- Write down your problem. Make sure that there is a purpose to your experiment.
- Explain how you have set up your groups and the materials used. This is done in the form
of a lab report.
Step 2. Research
- Look up information about your topic and your variable
- Donít forget to write down information for your bibliography
- Use at least three different sources including books, magazines, Internet, interviews,
- Write down what you expect to happen before you try your experiment.
- Be specific! Make a chart of the numbers that you are predicting and give reasons for
- Include other guesses such as height, color, condition, size, time, etc.
Step 4. Test and Experiment
- Begin a daily diary recording the progress of your experiment.
- Be sure to record numbers and observations for each day.
- All measurements should be in metrics.
Step 5. Check Hypothesis
- Record your results in full (make charts, graphs, and diagrams).
- Compare what you thought was going to happen to what did happen.
- Rewrite the hypothesis, if necessary.
Step 6. Conclusions
- Explain what you learned from your experiment.
- Explain the importance of your results.
- Organize and complete the project.
- Write comments about your project. Explain how you could have improved your project.
Completion of this project shows that you have learned how to conduct an
experiment as a scientist would. This is a very important goal.