Yes, once again I am here to guide you. This time you are writing the details of your science fair projects report. Would you believe that we are getting down to the wire of bringing this mystery to a close?
Before you write your report, check with your teacher regarding your school's rules and guidelines. It precedes anything we recommend.
1. Chunk this section into bite-size pieces.
2. Check your ink cartridges. You will want to use various colors to make your charts, tables and graphs.
The sections of a report include:
- The Title Page - in the center of the page write the Project Title, and your name, grade, school, date underneath that. Some schools want only the Title of your project on the first page. Write the title so it grabs the reader's attention. Do not make it the same as your Big Question.
- Table of contents - page 2 of your report. Include a page number in front of the name of each section. Center the word "Content" or "Table of Contents" at the top of the page. Number the sections of the report in a list below the Table of Contents....
Table of Contents
- Abstract- brief overview of the project - one or two paragraphs. No more then one page.
- Introduction - hypothesis, explanation of what prompted your research and what you hoped to achieve.
- Experiment - describe in detail the method used to collect your data or make your observations. Be sure to explain every detail so that someone could repeat the experiment step by step. Include data, drawings, charts and graphs. Also, you may want to include photos.
- Data - include all data and measurements from your experiment along with drawings, charts and graphs. If you have extensive data that is several pages, put it in an appendix at the back of your notebook.If it is very long, and you put it in another binder, write a summary statement along with the data.
- Discussion - results and conclusions obtained from your experiment; compare your results with published data you found in your research, what you would do differently if repeating the experiment; possible ways in which the project could be expanded in the future.
- Conclusion - summarize your results. Only include what was stated earlier in the paper.
- Acknowledgements - brief statement stating the names of people and how they helped you.
- References / Bibliography - Books, magazines, journal, articles, interviews that you used to do your research. Ask each person's permission that you interviewed to print their name, title, work address and work phone