Conducting a Science Fair Project
Every Project Must Have A Purpose
Once you have chosen a topic, try to explain the purpose of the experimentation in one to three sentences. You can start this way: "The purpose of this project is __________." Your purpose may include any hypotheses (scientific guesses) that you have as to the outcome of your experimentation.
Here is an example of one student's purpose:
The purpose of this project is to determine if earthworms, Lumbricus terrestris, affect soil nutrients.
In one sentence, the student has described what he is attempting to find out experimentally and what his test subjects are going to be. A likely hypothesis would follow as "I predict that plants will grow better in soil containing earthworms than in soil without earthworms." It can also be stated as "If a plant is placed in soil with earthworms, then it will grow better than a plant in soil without earthworms."
The project title of this example could take two forms:
What Effects Do Earthworms Have On Soil Nutrients?
The Effects Earthworms Have On Soil Nutrients.