Science Project Board Layout

Question

How will .... affect ....?

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Hypothesis

If .... then .... because ....

 

Background Information

(related to the hypothesis.)

Use this section to explain the scientific thinking behind the hypothesis (the "because..." part of the hypothesis.

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Investigative Design

Write the five (5) components of Investigative Design here (Independent Variable, levels of the IV, number of trials, Dependent Variable, and constants.)

Option: display a table of graphic organizer containing this information.

Title

The effect of .... on ....

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Approval Slip

Given when project has been approved.

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Discussion/Conclusion

State: Was the hypothesis supported or not supported by the data.

 

Construct a scientific explanation: a scientific explanation connects the results of this investigation to other scientific knowledge already available on the topic.  A scientific explanation consists of:

     a) claim

     b) evidence supporting

         the claim

     c) reason(s) for the

         results

Reflections: possible sources of experimental error or unexpected results.

Next steps: suggestions for further investigation.

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Literature Cited

References

Procedure

List materials and describe your procedure listing each step in order

of completion.

Data/Results

Got data?  Use data to answer the original question.  Include:

    

     Tables/Graphs: Report the data;

     graph the data.

    

     Data Analysis: Summarize trends

     or patterns in the data.  For

     example: as the amount of ....

     increased, the amount of ....

     decreased.

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