# Science Expo Planning Template

Science Expo Planning Template

Project Title:

Background Information: This is a summary paragraph that explains the science behind your idea. It based on highlighted print outs of research from the internet.

Problem:

What effect does (MV) ______have on (RV) ______?

Hypothesis:

If the (MV)______is increased/decreased (choose one),then the (RV) ______will increase/decrease because______.

Variables:

Manipulated Variable: (the measurement that you chose to change) ______

Responding Variable: (the variable that you are measuring) ______

Controlled Variables: (conditions that could change but are kept the same – list as many as possible)

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Materials: (a top down non-numbered list of all materials, equipment and measuring tools needed)

Procedure: (a numbered step by step set of instructions telling how to set up and run the experiment, and collect data)

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Observations: (see the data tables in your “Introduction to the Scientific Method” handout as a guide)

Table 1: your title should be descriptive and include both your manipulated and responding variables

Manipulated
Variable (units) / Responding Variable (units)
Trial 1 / Trial 2 / Trial 3 / Average

Calculations:

Please include any and all calculations that were done to find your average, along with any others that are necessary. Please show the formula, substitute the data, and then solve with correct units.

Average = T1 + T2 + T3

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Analysis:

This section should display yourbar graphs. There should be two graphs – one displaying your MV and RV with the data from your trials. It should include labels and units on each axis, a title at the top (make sure it is numbered ie: Graph 1: followed by title), and a legend; the second graph should include all previously mentioned items, however, it should be made using the data from the averages and will not include a legend. Your graphs should not be 3D, display data or gridlines. Use “Chartgo” as it’s an excellent resource.

Conclusion:

This is the answer to your question (problem). Please state your answer, and then use your data averages to support the trend that you saw.

Further Questions:

Please write down three questions that your experiment has led you to ask. You will not have to answer them, you simply need to pose/ask them.

Note:

Don’t forget to update your works cited and to print off and highlight any online or print resources that you used to gather information about your project.

Lastly, check that your duo-tang is in the following order:

1. Contract(s)
2. Works Cited Format Sheet
3. Rubric
4. Expo Planning Template Document (either filled in or blank)
5. Submission #1 and Works Cited
6. Submission #1 Feedback sheet
7. Submission #2 and Works Cited
8. Highlighted printouts