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Study Guide Answers

1.     Before beginning a science project, develop an interest in a ___________________ field.
2.     After deciding which area to explore, the __________________ ________________ will guide you through the rest of your project.
     scientific method
3.     The first step of the scientific method is the ______________ . This should show that your project intends to solve a problem and that others can learn or benefit from seeing your resolution.
4.     The next step is formulating a __________________ . This is your prediction of what will happen as a result of the experiment.
5.     Once the purpose and the hypothesis have been stated, begin _________________ . Be thorough and record all information in a journal. Check out library sources, such as scientific journals, periodicals, and abstracts. Learn from past studies and seek information from experts in the field.
6.     After you have completed the research, write a __________________ . This is the step-by-step process that will test your hypothesis. It should include all materials, equipment, and the test approach. The procedure should identify constants and variables as well as experimental and control groups.
7.     SAFETY FIRST! Wear gloves, goggles, and an apron to protect yourself. During experimentation, be sure to keep accurate notations in your ________________ .
8.     In the _____________________ , summarize the important aspects of each step in the scientific method, as they relate to your project.
9.     Create a ______________ for your project so that your ideas can be presented at the science fair. This should consist of a backboard, a report and an abstract, and any tangible representation of the project. Make sure that the display is in accordance with science fair guidelines.
10.     Include historical information, the plan of organization, diagrams to illustrate recorded data, and the conclusion in your ______________ . Give credit to all of those who helped and cite any researched information that you found.
11.     Write the _______________ very carefully. It is the first thing that the judges read when they examine your project at the fair.
12.     Practice a short __________ __________________________ before going to the fair.
     oral presentation
13.     Answer all of the questions that the ________________ present to you. If you do not know the answer, do not dwell on not knowing the answer, but respond enthusiastically with what you do know.
14.     Take any necessary "fix-it" tools that will help to repair any minor problems that may unexpectedly arise on your __________________ .
15.     Judges will be looking for evidence of_____________________ thought, as well as for indications of engineering goals, creativity, thoroughness, skill, clarity, and dramatic value.
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