Science fair projects are the rite of passage for students of different grade levels. They teach hands-on skills by allowing the budding inventor to apply a scientific principle and see what occurs. Starting with a hypothesis, the student charts the outcome and comes up with results. You can write the results so an observer will understand the experiment. Good results teach a lesson. By following some simple guidelines, the results you write can get you a good grade.
Take extensive notes during your experiment. They will become the basis of your results.
Snap photographs of the experiment as it is progressing and detail your research through graphs and charts that will be distilled into one or two sentences in your results.
Gather all the information from Steps 1 and 2 and begin drafting the wording of the results. Double -check to make sure you are accurate.
Write your results in the form of authoritative statements that interpret the data and include all the materials you used. For example, "The PH balance of the water was changed when two teaspoons of salt was added to the Control Test Tube."
Be exact in your wording, as it pertains to measurements, color changes and other quantifiable outcomes.
Keep the results straightforward without interjecting your opinion, which is better left for the conclusion or accompanying research paper.
- Present your results neatly and in the form dictated by the science fair committee.
- Never manipulate your results if they do not match your hypothesis.
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