Good science projects make use of scientific methodologies. Here are some tips to make your project easy to carry out.
You will need
- Project idea
- Background research
- Data analysis
- Narrow focus (optional)
- Detailed notes (optional)
Step 1 Select a simple project idea Select a simple project idea. The idea will often arise as a question you’ve asked that you must test in order to find the answer.
Keep your idea narrowly focused. Otherwise the project will be too open-ended.
Step 2 Perform background research Perform background research about your idea. Learn the core ideas and vocabulary.
Step 3 Develop an hypothesis Develop a testable hypothesis. The hypothesis should be an educated guess about something that could be observed in an experiment.
Step 4 Design and perform an experiment Design and carry out a simple experiment to test the hypothesis.
Keep careful notes about what you do and what you observe during the experiment.
Step 5 Analyze your data Analyze your data using the background information you gathered earlier and draw a conclusion.
The word science comes from the Latin word for “to know.”