Steps of the Scientific Method - Science Buddies
Some scientists begin their research by stating a hypothesis, a guess about what their research might uncover. Here’s an example of a hypothesis: Because contrails block direct sunlight, it is likely that abundant, spreading contrails will reduce daytime temperatures at the surface.
Writing a Hypothesis for Your Science Fair Project
IMPORTANT: Your science fair may have rules about not using people or animals as test subjects or about not using any dangerous equipment. Make sure you get your project approved by your teacher!
Finding an idea for your project can be the hardest part. Many students have sent us questions on topic ideas. Ideas for science fair projects can come from many sources, of course, but the following sites are great places to start to look for topic ideas!
Steps for a Successful Science Fair Project - TeacherVision
If you’ve never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! The IPL’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.
NOAA/NASA SciJinks :: Steps in a science fair project
This means that we understand how to form questions, make observations, create possible hypotheses (that's plural for hypothesis) and how to test and see if our hypothesis is accurate.
Some science fair projects are experiments to test a hypothesis
If you’ve already submitted an entry to Kids’ Science Challenge, you can turn it into your Science Fair project. Just take a few steps back and think about how you came up with your KSC entry idea. Can you take it further? If you designed a sketch for an idea, can you make it reality? If your KSC entry was full of multiple “big” ideas, can you choose one to focus on? How can you take your KSC idea to the next level? How will you test it? What do you think you’ll observe? What conclusions can you draw?
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Scientists often find that their hypothesis was false, and in such cases they will construct a new hypothesis starting the entire process of the scientific method over again. Even if they find that their hypothesis was true, they may want to test it again in a new way.
Science Fair Project : Log Book - VanCleave's Science Fun
There are so many ideas to choose from. Use the to figure out what interests you. The Brainstorming Tool was created to help kids, like you, come up with a unique idea for their Kids’ Science Challenge entry. You can use it for that or to figure out what to do for a Science Fair project. Or maybe they’re the same thing. Give it a whirl!
Helping parents help kids with science fair projects
Throughout the process of doing your science fair project, you should keep a journal containing all of your important ideas and information. This journal is called a .