The purpose of my project was to model how motor oil released to a lake impacts the organisms that live there. Whole effluent toxicity WET testing is used by regulatory agencies to determine how clean an effluent must be before release to the environment. In a WET test, aquatic animals are exposed to an effluent to determine if the effluent harms the animals. I conducted eight experiments using the organism Daphnia magna.
However, taking the investigatory project into a step by step process makes it easier. Steps in Making an Investigatory Project 1. The first step in making an investigatory project is selecting a topic to research on.
If you are making an investigatory project in Chemistry, you may select the topic about a new substance in making soaps. After selecting the topic, narrow down your research into something that you are interested in.
For example, you might be interested in using different plants in making soaps. Papaya has been proven to make skin look younger. Find something that interests you. Your research question is something that you want to test.
Something that intrigues you and you want to find out the correct answer. Explore other questions that also interest you. Remember that you must make a scientific inquiry. That means the question or topic can be answered objectively and not through opinions only. Design the Experiments and Procedures Now that you want to find out if guava leaves can be made into an antibacterial soap, you have to design experiments so that you can answer your research question.
One experiment might be making soap and adding guava leaves extract to it. You will then test the soap and a standard commercial soap if it can kill bacteria found in a piece of cloth. In designing the experiments, you have to make a list of the steps to be carried out.
You have to make the procedures by your self or with your group mates. Write the Abstract of the Project An abstract is a short explanation of what your investigatory project is all about.
Here are some examples of abstracts from Filipino students: This study primary focuses in proving Papaya extract as substitute for meat tenderizer. The researcher uses green papaya fruit unripe and meat.
These primary materials are readily available in the market. Each meat is soaked for 10 minutes in water and papaya extract solution with a concentration of 1: The meat boiled for another 10 minutes.
With the right and precise concentration of the papaya extract, the meat has been tenderized. This proves the Papaya extract can be a substitute to meat tenderizer.
Gian Paul Giron 5. Conduct the Experiments Using the procedures you have made in step 3, conduct your experiments and record all data in your observation. Include also those things that happened and you think are interesting.
Write a Research Paper A research paper is the formal document of your investigatory project. It will be used when you present your investigatory project to your teacher or a set of panelist. You can even present it to an international group of scientists.
The Research Paper may contain the following: Title of the Project 2.
Statement of the Problem 3. General and Specific Objectives 4. Procedures or Methodology 5. List of Materials and Equipment 6.At some point in their exploration of Brazil, the Portuguese encountered an animal they called bicho-preguiça (lazy animal or animal sloth).
(Portugese Wikipedia).The French called it Paresseux and the Spanish Perezosos or Pereza (lazy). The English called it a Sloth. A paper by Jackie Calmes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring ) and national correspondent for The New York Times, examines the increasing influence of conservative media on the Republican Party’s agenda..
Calmes traces the history of conservative media, from its founding after World War II to the present-day proliferation of talk radio and Internet personalities. An abstract is an abbreviated version of your science fair project final report.
For most science fairs it is limited to a maximum of words (check the rules for your competition). The science fair project abstract appears at the beginning of the report as well as on your display board.
ABSTRACT EXAMPLES Writing an Abstract – Examples Each student who completes a science fair project must write an abstract to be displayed with the project. An abstract gives the essence of the project in a brief but complete form — it should not exceed words.
Sample Abstracts. The following 8 abstracts were actually submitted to SEFMD for competition in prior years. A variety of abstracts are given, include projects that have been accepted and projects that were rejected - 7th grade through 12th grade. Abstract: purpose:the purpose of my project is to see if salt changes how fast an icecube.
Future Generation Philippine International School Investigatory Project Science 7 “THE EFFECT OF "HUGAS-BIGAS” ON THE GROWTH OF PECHAY (BRASSICA PEKINENSIS) PLANTS” THE EFFECT OF "HUGAS-BIGAS” ON THE GROWTH OF PECHAY (BRASSICA PEKINENSIS) PLANTS Chapter I A. ABSTRACT A study on .