How to Structure a Science Research Project Introduction

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Creating a science research project introduction will help you to communicate your scientific ideas to a larger community. Even if you plan to verbally introduce your project at a fair, to a boss, or to an organization, it is useful to structure a science research project introduction through writing. Writing a science research project introduction will help you to clarify your thoughts and make you better equipped to express them to others.

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1 Type a title for your project

Type a title for your project. The title should explain, as specifically as possible, what your research project is about. For example, if you give your project a specific title like “The Physiological Effect of Poor Nutrition on Teens With Learning Differences,” your reader will know what to be prepared to read about.

2 Type

Type the question that you asked yourself before you began your research project and why you were interested in asking it. Writing your question first will grab your readers and make them want to learn more about your project.

3 Paraphrase the previous experiments

Paraphrase the previous experiments that people have undertaken to answer questions similar to yours. Paraphrase the written research that you have encountered on your topic.

4 Link

Link the thoughts of others who have written about the topic with your own research and experimentation. Here is where you express your unique take on the area of inquiry.

5 Print out your introduction

Print out your introduction and have a friend or colleague read it for grammar and clarity.

  • The typical length of a science project introduction is one to four paragraphs.

Elizabeth Catanese is a writer and high school art history teacher who lives in Ardmore, Pa. She has been a writer for seven years and is published in Nimbus, The Rambler and on Ehow. She has an M.A. in art history from Bryn Mawr College and a P.A. teaching certificate.