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Experiment Planning for Children
 
Planning Your Investigation

Predicting and Planning

1.  What is it that you are trying to find out? What am I investigating?

2.  What you think or predict will happen?

3.  Why do you think this is going to happen?

4.  Come up with a particular plan or way to investigate your idea. 

So, what are you going to do?

How can you make it a fair test?

Make up a diagram and plan each step.

people planning picture
 
Steps :

5.  What things will you change in your investigation and how will you change it? What things will you keep the same in your investigation?

6.  What are the things that you are going to observe and/or measure?

7.  Is it a fair test? To make it a fair test, what factors are you going to keep the same?

8.  How are you going to make sure they stay the same?

9.  Have you made your plan completely safe?  Do you need adult supervision?

Observing and Measuring

10.  What materials and equipment will you need?  Make a list and check each item off as you gather them. 

11.  How are you going to use the materials?

12.  Think about how many readings you will want to take and do you have enough of everything needed?

Recording and Presenting

13.  What is the best method for recording your finding? 

(Using a Table, a Line Graph, a Bar Chart or a Pie Chart?

Concluding and Evaluating

14.  What do your results show you?  Do you have a pattern in your results and if so can you explain it?  Are my result reliable?

15.  Do you need to try this investigation again to be sure your conculsion is right? Was this the best way to do the investigation?

16.  Was this the best set up for this investigation or do you need to make it better?

17.  After doing this investigation do you have any new ideas of how you would like to change your investigation?

18.  Do you have an idea for another investigation?

Communication

19.  Will you tell other people about your investigation? If yes, you could produce a report, draw diagrams, put in on a flyer or poster.

 
 
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