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Science Experiments For Kids

Science Experiments For Kids - How to Design an Experiment


How to Design an Experiment is an important step in completing your science fair project!
So... let's write your hypothesis...

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If you haven't met me yet, my name is Detective ThinkMore and I am your Super Science Fair Projects guide. I am here to assist you through this mystery of science fair projects. So... now's the time to take action!

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley

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CLUE No. 4, Part C
How to Design an Experiment
Phase 3 of the Scientific Method
Line "I" on timeline.
This phase can be completed in 1 to 2 hours
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  1. If you plan to enter a science fair with a project you must begin with the step called Science Fair Project and Research - Part 1 - in order to do what is required.

  2. Whether you are doing primary, intermediate or high school science fair projects, you must complete Part 2 of Project Research.
  3. The Big Question
  4. >Hypothesis
  5. #4, 5, 6 are on the same page...

  6. How to Test your science fair experiment Hypothesis
  7. Interpret and Record Data
  8. Draw Conclusions

When you design your Science Experiments for Kids look at your timeline and be sure that you have enough time to complete it.

A hypothesis is an educated guess or prediction of what you think will happen. What makes this section so much fun is that there is no right or wrong solution to the problem. It is what you think is the answer to the question.

A good hypothesis takes the form of "If I do this, then that will happen."
For example... I hypothesize that flower seeds fed an organic natural fertilizer will germinate faster than those that are fed a synthetic chemical fertilizer.

Even if your experiment  produces different results from your hypothesis statement, do not change your statement.

Write your Big Question in your Science Projects Log and give reasons and information from your research to back up your hypothesis.

Decide how you want to set up
your Science Experiments.

  • Are you going to do a survey where participants answer questions? Then write the survey and make copies for each person.
  • Are you going to need lab equipment such as microscope, slides, test tubes? Then write down the materials you will need.

Meet with your teacher and a parent again: Bring your Log. Here are some questions to discuss:

  • Can my Science Experiments for Kids project be completed within the time allotted?
  • Cost of completing the project: is it too expensive? Do you need special equipment?
  • Is the design of the experiment effective?
  • Are the effects measurable in an objective way?
  • Does the project violate any state or federal laws pertaining to scientific research?

After your teacher approves your Science Experiments for Kids work, and you meet with a parent, it is time to go shopping. Remember that supply list you've been recording in your Science Log? Now is the time to take write a shopping list on another piece of paper and purchase your science fair supplies. If you need to add to the list, do so in your science log and on your shopping list.

Plan to take pictures you will find Include them in your report. Judges love pictures.

Do you remember the Success is a Journey story on the? Remember it told you another important reason to take pictures.

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WOW! Good job.

You are almost a veteran detective, so... you know the drill by now.
Here is your Outcome Wrapup.

1) Write your hypothesis?
2) Check in with your teacher?
3) Talk with a parent?
4) Make your shopping list?

Are you ready to move on to the next clue? I certainly hope so because the next part is what you have been waiting for... the fun part ... where you get to test your experiment !

At Super Science Fair Projects we have a lot more science experiments for kids. Why not explore your options....