Presentation on theme: "Fifth Grade Science Project"— Presentation transcript:
1 Fifth Grade Science Project The Scientific Method
2 The Scientific Method1. Topic: select a topic for your project that interests you.2. Purpose: You should have a reason for conducting your experiment. What good will come from finding the answer to your question?
3 The Scientific Method3. Statement of the Problem: This is a formal statement describing your experiment in more detail. You must follow the format “What effect does _____ have on _____?”4. Review of Literature: This is where you research everything involved with your experiment. Use a variety of sources. You will have to create a bibliography.
4 The Scientific Method5. Hypothesis: You predict the outcome. You will make a reasonable guess and write it as a statement. It must be written as“If ________, then _________.”
5 The Scientific Method6. Procedure of Investigation: The most important and detailed part of the experiment. It contains 4 parts1. List of materials2. Variables3. Step by step directions.4. Data table to record results of the experiment.
6 7. Summary of Results: Includes both a graph and a written explanation of the results. 8. Interpretation of Data: This is a written explanation of what your results prove.
7 The Scientific Method9. Conclusion: Three sentences that describe what happened and what could happen again.10. Future Study: How could you change the experiment to take it to the next level? Did it leave you with any additional questions?