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1 Science Fair Background Information 8 th Grade Science Brookville Intermediate School

2 Why Research? So that you can design an experiment, you need to research what techniques and equipment might be best for investigating your topic. So that you can design an experiment, you need to research what techniques and equipment might be best for investigating your topic. You want to learn from the experience of others rather than blunder around and repeat their mistakes. You want to learn from the experience of others rather than blunder around and repeat their mistakes.

3 Why Research? It is important to help you understand the theory behind your experiment. Science fair judges like to see that you understand why your experiment turns out the way it does. It is important to help you understand the theory behind your experiment. Science fair judges like to see that you understand why your experiment turns out the way it does. You do library and Internet research so that you can make a prediction of what will occur in your experiment, and then you will have the knowledge to understand what caused the behavior you observed. You do library and Internet research so that you can make a prediction of what will occur in your experiment, and then you will have the knowledge to understand what caused the behavior you observed.

4 Key Information Identify the keywords in the question for your science fair project. Brainstorm additional keywords and concepts. Identify the keywords in the question for your science fair project. Brainstorm additional keywords and concepts. Use "question words" (why, how, who, what, when, where) to generate research questions from your keywords. Use "question words" (why, how, who, what, when, where) to generate research questions from your keywords.

5 Key Information You should also plan to do background research on the history of similar experiments or inventions. You should also plan to do background research on the history of similar experiments or inventions. Talk to other people with more experience "What science concepts should I study to better understand my science fair project?" and "What area of science covers my project?" Talk to other people with more experience "What science concepts should I study to better understand my science fair project?" and "What area of science covers my project?"

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7 Criteria Must be 2-3 paragraphs Must be 2-3 paragraphs Each paragraph is 5-7 sentences long Each paragraph is 5-7 sentences long Each paragraph has a topic sentence with supporting ideas Each paragraph has a topic sentence with supporting ideas Spelling, punctuation, and MUGS (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, etc) all need to be considered Spelling, punctuation, and MUGS (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, etc) all need to be considered


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