NASA’s JPL Shares On How to Do A Science Fair Project

Source: NASA JPL website, 2013

Overview: How to Do a Science Fair Project

Overview: How to Do a Science Fair Project

Learn the five steps to doing a science fair project.

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Step 1: Get Your Idea and Do Some Research

Step 1: Get Your Idea and Do Some Research

To get started on their science fair projects, students learn to observe the world around them and ask questions about the things they observe.

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Step 2: Ask a Testable Question

Step 2: Ask a Testable Question

Students develop their ideas into testable questions that follow the format, “How does INPUT affect OUTPUT?”

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Step 3: Design and Conduct Your Experiment

Step 3: Design and Conduct Your Experiment

Students learn the elements of good experimental design and the importance of testing only one variable. 

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Step 4: Examine Your Results

Step 4: Examine Your Results

Students discover that many outside factors can influence a science experiment or engineering design and learn to think critically about these influencing factors.

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Step 5: Communicate Your Experiment and Results

Step 5: Communicate Your Experiment and Results

Students review the requirements for a science fair display that showcases their work while also meeting the guidelines of a scientific poster. 

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