2 Problem Always in the form of a question Example: Do plants need sunlight to survive?
3 Research - Collect Information Read books on PHOTOSYNTHESISSearch the InternetRead magazinesAsks Experts
4 Hypothesis – an educated guess Possible answer to the problemComplete sentenceExample: Yes, plants need sunlight to produce food to survive.
5 List every step you take ExperimentTest your hypothesisGather materialsList every step you takeMake observations
6 Experiment-Example Materials Two pea plantsWaterClosetSunlightSoilPut one pea plant in each pot with 2 cups of soilPlace one plant in the closetPlace one plant in the direct sunlightGive both plants half a cup of water dailyObserve plant growth for two weeks
7 Record ResultsWrite a ReportDraw GraphMake a chartDraw Picture
9 Conclusion Tell whether your hypothesis was correct or incorrect Example: My hypothesis was correct. Plants need sunlight to survive. The data shows that at the end of 5 days the plant in the sunlight grew 50% taller than the one without sunlight.