Science Project Experiment
Now that you have chosen your topic, done some research, and planned your steps and materials, you are ready to conduct your science project/experiment.
- Conduct your experiment. Some of you are answering a question through your experiment. For example - what items create static electricity, or, which battery works the best, or, what materials make the best conductors. For these experiments, the more times you test, the more reliable and accurate the results will be. you will want to make sure you test out the items you need to test. Test at least two times. Record all results. Create a bar graph to show your results.
- Some of you have projects where you will be showing how something works. For example, you may be creating an electromagnet or a motor or magnetic slime, etc... For these experiments, build your creation. Test them to see that they work. Do they work? How do you know? Use something to measure your experiment: a ruler or yardstick if you are measuring distance, a clock to measure time, etc. Record results.
- Record your data. As you conduct your experiment, take notes on the results of what is happening. You will need to write at least one fully typed page of observations for your experiment. Organize this information in an orderly manner. Put the date, time, and any other useful information. Be very detailed and descriptive about what you saw, what you experienced, what you learned, and why you think these things happened.
- Take pictures of the process. Show the results. These pictures can be used to enhance your final project.
- Keep all items that have been used and created. You will use this in your final display.