How to Do a Proposal for a Fifth Grade Science Project

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Fifth grade science often incorporates a general overview of basic earth science, biology, geology, chemistry and physics. Students are frequently expected to propose science projects in these topics, and must submit a proposal to a science educator before they begin the scientific method for their project. It's important to introduce the project topic clearly and provide details describing the project, its purpose and its method.

  • Computer with word processing
  • Proposal form
  • Printer

1 Begin writing your proposal

Begin writing your proposal on a computer word processing program. You can use a standard proposal form that has been accepted by the science teacher, or you can write out the proposal on your own if that is what is expected in the class.

2 Answer the most important question

Answer the most important question first: "What is it that I plan to test or investigate in my science project?" This can also be defined as the "Purpose" or "Objective" of your project. In this space, clearly describe the purpose of the project and the details of the process for conducting the project.

3 Complete any other questions and details

Complete any other questions and details that your science teacher would like to see described in your proposal. This may include the following questions: "Have you met the teacher's requirements for this science project?"; "Can you provide at least three sources that you will use to research your science project?"; "Is your project or experiment safe to conduct?"; "What materials will you need to complete your project?"

4 Complete the proposal

Complete the proposal and print it out to turn into a science teacher before you begin your project.

Kim Fuller has been writing food and lifestyle features since 2007. She now lives in Vail, Colo., after spending one year traveling Europe. Fuller is a regular contributor to Gaiam Life, an online fitness and wellness publication. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder.