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The Scientific Method Judging Sheet Example

Observation

1. Observation 2. Question 3. Hypothesis 4. Method
5. Result 6. Conclusion 7. Presentation  

Observation:

What are you interested in? Music? Cooking? Machines? Books?

  • Choose to do a project on a subject you are interested in.
  • Read all the available (age-appropriate) material on your topic you can find.
  • You can use encyclopedias.
  • Seek help from librarians.
  • Write to Federal, State, County and local agencies for information.
  • Visit a university and speak to professors or graduate students involved in your subject.
  • Contact industrial firms doing research in your project area. Don't hesitate. If you are interested, most people will assist you.

It is very important to keep a complete bibliography of all material you find and a list of people who helped you.

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