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I am freaking out!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:38 pm
by ScreenName
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I am freaking out because my science fair project is due tomorrow and I all the sudden went blank on what EVERYTHING was!!!!!
Please reply telling me what everything that goes on the science board means. Like, what am I supposed to put on each section. For example, the purpose, the conclusion, the results, and am I supposed to put the project title as a question? The things that I listed are the only things that I forgot. Please reply on what these things are!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I am freaking out!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:57 pm
by mpphlipot
Check out http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... oard.shtml

It has a complete description of what should go on your board.

Mike

Re: I am freaking out!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:17 pm
by ScreenName
I know what should go on it, but I do not know what they mean! :( PLEASE help me!!!

Re: I am freaking out!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:35 pm
by mpphlipot
Take a look at this higher-level description of things that make up a complete science project:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ndex.shtml

Note that just about all of the descriptions of these things are guidelines. For example, there is no absolutely correct way to state the title of your project. Some people use very creative phrases. Some state their hypothesis. Others will pose a question. It's really up to you. One option might be: How does fire size impact the retardent qualities of alum crystals?

Same goes for results, conclusions, etc. For the results you need to figure out the best (and usually simplest) way to show your experimental results. You did some experiments, what happened? Show those results. What do those results tell you about the main question of your project? That's your conclusion.

Hope that helps.
Mike

Re: I am freaking out!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:17 pm
by ScreenName
Okay. Thanks. I got it now (I guess).