Ask questions about projects relating to: aerodynamics or hydrodynamics, astronomy, chemistry, electricity, electronics, physics, or engineering.
Moderators: MelissaB, kgudger, Ray Trent, Moderators
i need help finding a hypothesis for the paintball ballistics project. can you help by giving me some i cant think of any.
- Posts: 1
- Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:32 pm
- Occupation: student 8
- Project Question: im doing the paintball ballisctics project and i cant come up with a hypothesis. Help!
- Project Due Date: unknown
- Project Status: I am just starting
Hello XxDerpislandxX, thank you for your question and welcome to science buddies. I'm assuming you are doing this project: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ml#summary
A hypothesis is a statement of what you think is going to be the result of your testing. It is usually based on the questions attempting to be answered. Then through experiment, you prove or disprove that hypothesis. The main question in this project concerns the difference between calculated and actual values of range and velocity of a paintball fired. Do you think the two will match or will there be significant difference. If you think different, do you think predicted (calculated) will be greater or smaller than actual performance?
Think about these and some of the questions in the project and see if you can't come up with a hypothesis. I didn't give you a direct answer because this is a learning environment, post back some hypothesis statements and we can help you refine it. For guidance on writing hypothesis statements, check out the science buddies project guide at: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ndex.shtml
Hope this helps.
Science Buddies science fair guide:
Science Buddies project ideas:
- Posts: 249
- Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:26 pm
- Occupation: US Air Force Space & Missile Operations
- Project Question: "To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of anything." - Sir Isaac Newton
- Project Due Date: N/A
- Project Status: Not applicable
Return to Grades 6-8: Physical Science
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests