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How to Make Your Science Project Scientific, Revised Edition

How to Make Your Science Project Scientific, Revised Edition

Tom Moorman

ISBN: 978-0-471-41920-4 January 2002 Jossey-Bass 112 Pages


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Master the essential scientific methods and make your science project a winner!

Whether you re hoping to wow the judges at the next science fair, want to do a great job on a school project, or are looking forward to a career in science, How to Make Your Science Project Scientific will give you the tools you need to make your dream a reality. From choosing an idea and developing a hypothesis, to using variables and controls, to performing accurate measurements and keeping comprehensive records, author Thomas Moorman walks you through all the aspects of making your science project the best it can be.

Filled with examples of both good and bad experiments and projects, How to Make Your Science Project Scientific shows you how to use the time-tested scientific methods respected by professional scientists. You ll learn about blind and double-blind experiments; how to do case studies; how to make naturalistic observations and create controlled surveys; how to publish your findings; and much more. With How to Make Your Science Project Scientific, you can find out how to create a winning science fair project while you learn to ""do science"" the way the professionals do!

On the first edition of How to Make Your Science Project Scientific:
""Clear, intelligent Make Your Science Project Scientific by learning to think precisely, interpret data objectively, and reason independently."" --School Library Journal

""This is a volume that should be a part of every junior and senior high school library. It will also be a valuable reference for teachers and others interested in problem solving."" --The Science Teacher

""An absolutely superb book!.... Scholarly, accurate, beautifully written, complete. A must for every science classroom!"" --Appraisal, the publication of the Children s Science Book Review Committee

1. What Is Scientific?

2. Scientific Methods.

3. Simple Experiments.

4. Controlled Experiments.

5. Counterbalancing Controlled Experiments.

6. Blind and Double-blind Experiments.

7. Case Studies.

8. Naturalistic Observation.

9. Surveys and Controlled Surveys.

10. Measurement.

11. Record Keeping.

12. Causality and Theory.

13. Evaluating Results: Statistics, Probability, and Proof.

14. Howto Get Help in Evaluating Results.

15. Publishing or Reporting.

Appendix A: Seed Germination Test.

Appendix B: More Reaction-Time Methods.



""This book is an excellend resource for students and teachers. . . .The author covers the basic premises of the scientific method in a concise, easy-to-read manner. . . This book is a must-have for any classroom teacher who requires a science fair or independent project."" NSTA Recommends.