EXPERIMENT PROPOSAL FORM – SCIENCE FAIR

Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: ___________________________________________________________
General Subject/Topic: _________________________________________________________
(Ex. Plants, magnetism, chemical reactions)
Experiment Question: How does ________________________ affect _________________?
Independent Variable: __________________________________________________________
Are you sure you can manipulate this? Yes No
Dependent Variable: ___________________________________________________________
Explain how you will measure this. _______________________________________________
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Constant Variables: (Be Specific)

Is it possible for you to keep these things constant? Yes No
Control: (What will you use as your standard for comparison?) _______________________
Materials that may be difficult to obtain:

You will make a complete materials list after approval.
Parent/Guardian signature of approval: ___________________________________________
Partner’s Parent/Guardian signature of approval: __________________________________
Teacher Approval: ____________________________________________________________
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HYPOTHESIS – SCIENCE FAIR
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: ___________________________________________________________

Experiment Question: __________________________________________________________

Independent Variable: __________________________________________________________

Dependent Variable: ___________________________________________________________

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I determined from my research that ______________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Therefore, my hypothesis is:
IF ___________________________________________________________________________
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THEN _______________________________________________________________________
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PROCEDURE AND MATERIALS LIST – SCIENCE FAIR
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: ___________________________________________________________
Materials List

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(Use back of handout for additional steps.)

Teacher Approval: _________________________________________________
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ABSTRACT – SCIENCE FAIR
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: ___________________________________________________________
Problem
Hypothesis:

Procedure:

Results (brief statements citing data):

Conclusion (use back if needed):

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DISPLAY – SCIENCE FAIR
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: ___________________________________________________________

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SELF-EVALUATION – SCIENCE FAIR
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
Partner: __________________________________________________________
Project Title: ______________________________________________________
On a scale from 1 - 5, with five being the highest and one being the lowest, rate the
following:
LOWEST
HIGHEST
A. I spent the right amount of time on my project.
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B. My project was well planned and organized.

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C. I understood my topic and what I was trying to test or solve.

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D. My project answered my original question or hypothesis.

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E. I used a variety of sources of information.

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F. I learned a lot of new information and ideas.

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G. My project showed creativity and solved problems.

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Answer these questions:
1. My method of research was___________________________________________________
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2. The next time I do a research project I will_______________________________________
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3. The best thing about this project was___________________________________________
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4. I could have improved my project by___________________________________________
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5. What I learned from this experience was________________________________________
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6. A future study or project can be created from my research by______________________
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LAB REPORT – A
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
1. Experiment Question -

2. Independent Variable -

3. Dependent Variable (measurable in metrics) -

4. Control (standard for comparison) -

5. Constants (be specific) -

6. Materials (be specific with sizes/measurements) -

7. Hypothesis -

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9. On the back, draw an illustration of your experimental procedure. Use labels to show
heights, lengths, etc.
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Independent variable

10. Complete Data Table.

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Dependent Variable - Measured in Metrics
(Trials)
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Average

11. Graph your results.

12. What can you conclude from your experiment? Use data to help make your
conclusion.
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LAB REPORT - B
Name: _______________________________________Date: _______________
1. What is the ONE thing you are varying (changing) in your experiment?

2. What is the ONE response you are trying to find out from this change?

3. What should remain the same (constant) in every experiment?

Draw a diagram of experiment 1. Use labels showing measurements and other relevant
information.

Record data from experiment 1:
Trial 1:
Trial 2:
Trial 3:
Draw a diagram of experiment 2. Use labels showing measurements and other relevant
information.

Record data from experiment 2:
Trial 1:
Trial 2:
Trial 3:
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Draw a diagram of experiment 3. Use labels showing measure ments and other relevant
information.

Record data from experiment 3:
Trial 1:
Trial 2:
Trial 3:
Take an average of the three trials from each experiment. Graph your averages using a
line or bar graph depending on your experiments. Make sure to include appropriate labels
and title on your graph.

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What are the final results and what can you conclude from your experiments? Use graph
data to help you draw your conclusion.

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