Science Fair Proposal Intro Page with Due date


Science Research Proposal Expectations

Provide a typed or handwritten (blue or black ink only) plan. ALL projects MUST include:


Question or Problem being addressed


Expected Outcomes/Hypothesis


Variables to be tested


A literature review

The Introduction:

Create a strong lead sentence that explains your purpose for doing this project. Include the branch of science that this topic would be studied under. Research the history of this branch of science and include at least one scientist and his/her contribution that added to the body of knowledge in this branch of science. If the topic you have chosen is part of a current event or story, that has been the subject of a recently issued magazine story, or has been the basis of a previous scientist’s research project, be sure to report about it.

The Body:

Please refer to the written proposal for the category chosen. Be sure to identify the independent or manipulated variable (what you plan to change) or describe the prototype you will construct. If the research involves any specialized equipment be sure to discuss fully all the information that is known about the equipment. Explain any of the processes, forces and/or energy that will be involved in making the investigation work.

Remember: Write about what you CAN find information about!

Closing Paragraphs:

Include any prior knowledge that you have or facts/details that the Review of Literature may have given you that leads you to believe in your hypothesis. Write a paragraph that gives your opinion as to why this topic is important for others to know about. Support your opinion with facts from your research.


Description in detail of method or procedures

Procedures: Detail the experimental design to be used for data collection

Risk and Safety: Identify any potential risks and safety precautions to be taken

Data Analysis: Describe the procedures you will use to analyze the data/results that answer research questions or hypothesis


Bibliography: List at least three (3) major references (e.g. science journal articles, books, internet sites) from your literature review. If you plan to use vertebrate animals, one of these references must be an animal care reference

This proposal is due on or before October 25, 2013