How do I write a science report?I didn't explain clearly in my other question, but how do I write a science report? You know that thing that has like the hypothesis, variables, method and stuff...

How do I write a science report?

I didn't explain clearly in my other question, but how do I write a science report? You know that thing that has like the hypothesis, variables, method and stuff (I'm not even sure if its called a report). I forgot what the structure of it was, but I know there was the aim, hypothesis (can you list the rest in order please?).

Also, I would like a description of it because I'm doing a test on scientific method and I need to know in detail each one of them. 

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A science report that explains work you have done or experiments you have conducted using the scientific method should include information about the steps you took and the procedures you followed, as well as your report about the results of your work and your interpretation of the meaning of those results.

Start your report by stating the questions you wanted to answer and the hypothesis you created to test possible answers to that question. The hypothesis sets the format for your experiment by identifying the particular aspect of the area in question you are going to study.

Explain how you picked your variable(s) and your control. Describe the way in which you carried out your experiment - exactly what did you do to each of your variable samples, and how did that differ from what you did to the control? If you create tables or graphs to keep track of what you did and how the samples changed over the course of the experiment's time, this might be the place to include the data in your report.

In your conclusion, present the results of your experiment. In what ways did the variable samples change over the time of the experiment from the way the control sample changed over that period of time? Then provide your possible explanations for those differences - how and why did your actions during the experiment cause different changes in the samples? What conclusions can you draw from your evidence? What new questions might have been created by the results of your experiment?

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A science report written in the scientific method has a problem to be solved which is first stated in the form of a question. An example--do plants grow faster with the addition of plant food? Do some research into what is known about this topic. Next is your hypothesis. An example--plants given 1 cup of plant food each week will grow faster than those without. This is a testable statement. Proceed with an experiment. You might divide up 100 plants into two groups of 50. Give half the plants food each week, while the other half do not receive any. The other variables--light, type of plant, amount of soil, water, should all be the same in both groups. The only variable that is different is the addition of plant food(given to the experimental group) and no plant food(control group). It is that single variable you are testing. The plant food is the independent or manipulated variable. The growth rate of the plants is the dependent variable. You will measure your plants weekly and take careful data readings. After the experiment runs for a specific length of time, analyze data and come up with conclusions. Was your hypothesis correct or not? Share your findings with others.

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