**All students in grades 4-8 are required to complete a science fair project**

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Tips for a Successful Science Fair Project.ppt

2010-2011 Science Fair Handbook (2).doc

Science Fair Sample.ppt


Oncea topic has been selected for testing, students must gather backgroundinformation on the topic to help them to write a hypothesis.

Many students are new to writing a research paper, so here are some helpfultips and tools to help them along the way!

  1. Think about your subtopics. What questions do you have on your topic related to your experiment. For example, if your experiment is testing which battery lasts the longest, then your research questions might be
  • What is a battery made of?
  • How does a battery work?
  • Do all batteries last the same amount of time?
  • What are some interesting facts about Duracell batteries?
  • What are some interesting facts about Energizer batteries?

2. Create a research planner to collect facts in an organized fashion. Seeexample.

Research Plan.doc

3. Look up information for each of your questions/subtopics. Where can youlook?

  • Internet - Type your question into the search engine...see what comes up! Don't forget to check out company websites for any products you are using.
  • Encyclopedia
  • Science textbook
  • Informational TV shows (Ex: How its made, MythBusters, etc.)
  • Interview an expert (Ex: If you are experimenting with plants, you might want to interview someone who works in a plant nursery or in a garden center)

4. Record the info. you find. DO NOT copy full sentences. Remember to fill outthe Reference
Worksheet for EVERY source you will need this later for yourbibliography.


5. Use the information you have found to write paragraphs for each of yoursubtopics. This should be
typed and saved.

6. Complete your bibliography. Use your reference sheet and go to or use the template provided.