The scariest part of the science fair project is usually the experiment. How do you design one to test your hypothesis? What information do you need to record? And what the heck are all those variables?
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The third step of the science fair project is to formulate a hypothesis. Your students need to:
The fourth step of the science fair project is to design an experiment. Your students need to:
A quick look at variables:
The fifth step of the science fair project is to perform the experiment. Your students need to:
Observations are the record of the things the scientist sees happening in an experiment.
Results are the specific and measurable data that he records in the experiment.
The hypothesis is an educated guess at the answer to the original question you asked for your science fair project. (Pin this Tidbit)
Having more than one sample in your experiments helps to make your results verifiable. (Pin this Tidbit)
A little bit of prep-work paves the way for a smooth experiment. (Pin this Tidbit)
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