Your conclusion is one of the most important parts of your project. Answering Questions In the beginning of your project report, you probably asked a question, which led you to hypothesize that a particular result would happen through an experiment.
How does temperature affect viscosity? NOTE if you actually have more than one hour, then also learn about how viscosity affects very small organisms like phytoplankton and fish larvae and think about how global climate changes could impact the viscosity of the oceans and what that might mean for marine ecosystems.
Fill the glass container with maple syrup, put container in pot with about 3 inches of water; do not turn on heat yet.
Drop in one penny and time use stop watch how long it takes to hit the bottom of the container, listen for the sound of the penny hitting the glass. Repeat 2 more times making sure you drop the penny from the same height each time; record data in a table.
Every 2 minutes drop in another 3 pennies one at a time, timing each one. If you have a thermometer, you should also record the actual temperature. In this case, time is easier to measure than temperature because where the thermometer sits in the maple syrup will affect your temperature reading.
Make a table showing Heat Time 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, etc. Then make a column for the average fall time. Graph the average fall times for each heat time data point. If you took real temperatures, make a second line graph with Temperature on the x-axis.
What does the line look like?
Is it straight or curved? If you did both are the two lines the same or different? Now you must accept or reject your hypothesis. So determine if the data match your hypothesis.
If yes, then accept. If no, then reject. Does the line go up? Is that the hypothesis you chose? Then accept your hypothesis, otherwise reject it.
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This blog is designed to help parents, teachers, and other mentors become better coaches for students wanting to successfully compete in a Science Fair. Key Info.
Your conclusions summarize how your results support or contradict your original hypothesis. Summarize your science fair project results in a few sentences and use this summary to support your conclusion.
Include key facts from your background research to help explain your results as needed. What this handout is about.
This handout will explain the functions of conclusions, offer strategies for writing effective ones, help you evaluate conclusions you’ve drafted, and suggest approaches to avoid.