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This is What Your Science Fair Report

Should Look Like


(Use 12 point font- Arial or Times New Roman the entire time, except
for the title)

Name of Student
School
Date
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents .............................................................................. 2

Acknowledgements ........................................................................... 3

Question/Purpose/Variables.............................................................. 4

Hypothesis ........................................................................................ 5

Materials............................................................................................ 6

Procedures ........................................................................................ 7

Results .............................................................................................. 8

Conclusion ........................................................................................ 9

Reference List ................................................................................... 10


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Acknowledgements
This is where you write a thank you to everyone who helped you with your report.

This may include siblings, parents, librarians, teachers, etc.


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Question/Purpose/Variables

State the question you are trying to answer.

Explain why you wanted to conduct this project.

You will state your control and your independent and dependent variables.

Your control is a part of your experiment that you DO NOT CHANGE. An independent

variable is what you DO CHANGE to test your hypothesis. The dependent variable is

the result you get from conducting the experiment.


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Hypothesis

Your hypothesis is an educated guess as to what you think will happen when you

conduct your experiment. It should be an if….then… because statement.

For example, “If fern plants are fed with water, Gatorade, and Coke, then the

plant fed with water will grow better because there are no chemicals and impurities in

water that will be harmful to plants like there are in Gatorade and Coke.”
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Materials
As you are working you need to keep track of absolutely everything you used to

conduct your experiments. THIS INCLUDES HOW MUCH OF EACH THING YOU

USED. You should describe the items specifically and explain how they were used in

your project.
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Procedures

Your procedures are what you did to test your hypothesis. This will be written

step by step in chronological order. It is to be written so that someone else can read

your procedures and follow the same steps to conduct your experiment. Remember to

include the size of your test groups and the number of trials you conducted.
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Results

This is where you evaluate and interpret what happened when you conducted

your experiment. You are to record what you observed each time you conducted the

experiment. Data should be organized into tables and charts, as well as graphs if

possible. Your data should be numerical and should include the unit of measurement

used (cm, in, ft, seconds, minutes, days, weeks, number of…).
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Conclusion

Your conclusion is a comparison of what you actually observed and your

hypothesis or what you thought would happen. You will say whether you were right or

wrong. You should then give an explanation as to why you were right or why you were

wrong based on what you learned through your research.


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Reference List

This is a list showing where you obtained all of your research material. There is a

specific format you are to follow when writing your bibliography; it will be described on

the handout, “Give Credit Where It’s Due”, but you may use your Science notebook or

loose leaf paper placed in your Science Fair folder to record information from your

sources. Use the handout you were given to format your references correctly.