Creating a science fair project involves getting an idea and doing research, creating questions, designing an experiment, examining the results and presenting the experiment and the results. Before choosing a project, find out which projects are accepted by the school.
There are several steps to follow when creating a science fair project.
Step 1: Get an idea
Initial observation is an important way to get an idea, such as wondering why a particular thing happens or exists or being eager to learn how something works. Observing closely and keenly helps to create the right idea.
Step 2: Conduct research
After selecting an idea, collect enough materials that will support the idea and help with its understanding. Seek the advice of professionals and use books and magazines to find out as much as possible. Remember to note down the sources of information.
Step 3: Design and perform the experiment
Write an experiment plan that will guide the testing for the hypothesis. Create a step-by-step procedure to use when answering the questions. Also, ensure that the necessary equipment is obtained for use in the project. Do the experiment while observing and noting everything down. This includes measures and quantities of chemicals or materials used.
Step 4: Examine the results
Use the results and descriptions to perform any calculations that involve turning raw data into numbers that can be presented in tables and graphs. Summarize the results in a graph or table and also write down a statement.
Step 5: Present the experiment and the results
Review the requirements for a science fair project display and ensure the provided guidelines have been adhered to. The information should be able to be seen from a distance. Photographs must be clear and sharp.