# Science Expo Planning Project Proposals

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Science Expo: Research Plan
Directions: Complete the following research plan for teacher approval. You may type the final draft of everything on your own paper, but you MUST follow this format. TESTABLE QUESTION: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Variables: Be specific! What are YOU changing? What do you measure after each trial? Think: "What am I actually measuring or counting to get a number? What can I see?" Independent Variable: Dependent Variable: Control Variables (3+): ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ __________________________, __________________________ __________________________, __________________________ HYPOTHESIS* (If the [I.V.] increases, then the [D.V.] will increase/decrease.): ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Rationale*: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ *Correlation investigations may use a slightly different hypothesis format, and they require a more extensive rationale. Work with your teacher and parents to formalize a testable and measurable hypothesis prior to beginning your investigation. Your hypothesis must be measurable… NUMBER DATA!
Research Plan, J. KIEFFER, Rev. 7/2006 (Printed 2/18/2009)

SE-4 PLAN Set-Up Diagram

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 "Repeat steps? to ? for 3 trials." (You may do more trials).  "Repeat steps? to ? for the next larger independent variable up to (size, number, etc.)" REFERENCES (You may attach another sheet of paper): ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________
Research Plan, J. KIEFFER, Rev. 7/2006 (Printed 2/18/2009)

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