Reminder: other than the recommendation section,
there are to be NO YOUs/ Mes/ we etc written!!
of the Problem
is a statement of what problem you hope to solve by what
you have learned through your research and from your experiment. It
is typically 2-3 paragraphs or 3/4 of a page.
example: Half the teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 in our country use
a skateboard on a daily basis. Over 25% of these teens suffer multiple injuries
is a statement of why you are doing this experiment. Why is your discovery
important? This is usually a 1-3 paragraph section that answers these
example: The purpose of this experiment
is to see if there is a way to make teenage skateboard riders safer...
that the hypothesis is always stated in the positive as an “If” and “then” statement
-it is an EDUCATED GUESS about
the outcome (results) of your experiment. It is what you think might
happen when you do your experimentation. What effects or results do
YOU expect, based upon your BACKGROUND RESEARCH?
- The hypothesis usually is in the form of a brief statement. 1-2 paragraphs
- Hypothesis is to include a number or percentage. (It is QUANTIATIVE)
which is supported by your research.
example: According to research on skateboard
wheels, it is believe thay Brand X wheels will allow a skateboard to
stop faster 75% of the experimental trials because they are fatter than
B, C, D, E...
- NOTE: A hypothesis does NOT have to be RIGHT to
earn a top grade. Your
goal is to collect experimental evidence to determine if your guess is
correct. Report the results honestly!!! Sometimes the greatest knowledge
COMES from an incorrect hypothesis!
Points to Remember:
1. Each section is to be on it's own page.
Same font and size as research paper
3. 1 1/2 point spacing
4. NO ME's, I's,
or YOUs -
...... always written in a 3rd person
Record these parts in your Science Project Log.
You will also need
a TYPED copy for your notebook