|Get the pdf idea
Getting the Idea!
.......Where Do I Start ?
Selecting a question to which you want to know the answer. It is very important that you pick question that interests you and design a project that will give you recordable data/measurements for you to interpret.
What Are The Characteristics Of A Good Question ?
1. The question should involve subject matter which is simple enough for you to understand.
2. The question must be answerable as a result of an experiment. A survey or a demonstration is not acceptable as a science fair project.
3. The results of the experiment must be measurable. Do not select a topic and an experiment that will not give you results that can both be easily and accurately measured.
4. The question must be answered by an experiment that is possible for you to do. You must have the space, the time, equipment and so on to carry out the experiment.
5. You must be able to repeat the experiment approximately 50 times and would be ideal for 100 trials. This is necessary to establish reliable and valid information to base your results. Only under "special" circumstances will under 50 trials be acceptable.
6. Select a topic and a question that will produce useful information.
EARTH / SPACE SCIENCES:
Make your topic one that interests you. Research shows if you are interested in your subject, you will put more time and effort into it.Any topic can be considered! Baseball, soccer, food, roller coasters, health, computers, ecology, animals, chemistry...etc...etc!! All topics must be approved by your instructor before you start collecting information or start experimenting.
Be sure to complete the "Getting the Idea" document. Your teacher is looking for originality, relevance, and practicality' in your topic. Do Not get discouraged if many of your ideas are rejected at first- most students initially turn in ideas that are not science projects but are actually just demonstrations of known scientific principles which can be learned from books. Those ideas are not acceptable.
Once your idea IS approved, write your project question in your Science Project Log Composition Book, then follow the table of contents steps.
SAMPLE PROJECT TITLES/IDEAS
Also check out the
following sources for ideas!
1) Behavior of natural enemies when brought together
in a closed space
Some projects sound “REAL” scientific... be sure to identify the REASON WHY you want to do this project. What problem are you trying to solve... Please don’t leave your teacher, peers and the science fair judges scratching their heads trying to figure out what the heck you’re trying to do, and why!!