Believe it or not, it is that time of year again!!! Can somebody say, “Science Fair!”
“It’s Science Time, it’s hot, don’t stop! It Rocks! We never get enough!” :)
I had the great pleasure to judge numerous science fair projects in my school district this past week and I must confess, there were some really cool projects out there. I was most impressed by the research students conducted about their projects and topics. I think many little scientists forget to take the time to do their research, but it is so very critical to having a great project.
Not only was the research done well, but I saw lots of great hypotheses. That’s right! A good hypothesis means that it is something that is testable. I always worked with my students to make sure their hypothesis was something that they could test. ”What’s the secret?” many people have asked. Shhhh…come closer to the screen and continue reading. If you think this is a good suggestion, then you should share it with a friend.
It’s simple: Make your hypothesis into an IF/THEN statement.
*IF I change……THEN this will happen…….
By having an if/then statement, you always know that your hypothesis is testable. If it’s testable, then you can collect data. If you can collect data, then you can draw a conclusion. Alright, alright….I’ll stop. :) If I stop…then folks may continue to read my post!
Have a great night and happy learning!