This is a template of support
information that project advisors usually use in preparing a project
guide for members.
If you have difficulties
on selecting a project that is best for you, we can help!
We help you to select a project based on your age, your interests, your
geographical location, your time and budget. Support on selecting
a project is available for Active members.
Basic members need to select a project from the list of projects on their own level.
We help you to find
information about your project. A list of resources can be added to the project of your choice in the members
We help you to define a
question or purpose for your project? Write a statement that describes
what you want to do. Use your observations and questions to write
is one of the requirement for most science fair projects, We
help you identify possible dependent and independent variables.
Based on your gathered
information, make an educated guess about what types of things
affect the system you are working on. Identifying variables
is necessary before you can make a hypothesis. Suggested hypothesis is included in the project detail page or your project advisor can help you
We suggest an
experiment design to test each hypothesis. Make a step-by-step list
of what you will do to answer each question. This list is called
an experiment procedure. For an experiment to give answers
you can trust, it must have a "control." A control
is an additional experimental trial or run. It is a separate
experiment, done exactly like the others. The only difference
is that no experimental variables are changed. A control is a
neutral "reference point" for comparison that allows
you to see what changing a variable does by comparing it to not
changing anything. Dependable controls are sometimes very hard
to develop. They can be the hardest part of a project. Without
a control you cannot be sure that changing the variable causes
your observations. A series of experiments that includes a control
is called a "controlled experiment."
We give you suggestions
and information on how you can get material and equipment needed
for your project. We may also help you to substitute what is
difficult to find with something else that serves the same purpose.
For most project we
have done the experiment ourselves or some other members have
reported their results. We can offer you these results so you
can compare it with yours.
We can help you in
calculations needed to complete a project.
Summarize what has happened.
This can be in the form of a table of processed numerical data,
or graphs. It could also be a written statement of what occurred
during experiments. If you need help in this section, your project
advisor can help.
Using the trends in
your experimental data and your experimental observations, try
to answer your original questions. Is your hypothesis correct?
Now is the time to pull together what has happened, and assess the
experiments you did. If there is any confusion at this part,
get help and explanations from your project advisor.