Video Series 4 of 6: Design and Conduct Your Experiment

In the previous video, Ask a Testable Question, Ota, Serina, and Arby helped us to develop an idea and form testable questions. Most importantly, we practiced using the following format: How does INPUT affect OUTPUT?

In this video you will hear valuable advice on how to perform your experiment and collect data. Take special note on how the JPL team uses VARIABLES in each of their test experiments. Remember, a variable is the one condition that you change in an experiment while all other details of your experiments remain CONSTANT. Since this video is filled with details, watch the video several times before moving on to the next page.

Overview: How to Do a Science Fair Project

Step 1: Get Your Idea and Do Some Research

Step 2: Ask a Testable Question

Step 3: Design and Conduct Your Experiment

Step 4: Examine Your Results

Step 5: Communicate Your Experiment and Results

(NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Special thanks to the team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. On their website, you can view and download and assortment of educational materials such as NASA missions details, images, videos, audio and more.

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Listen to Ota’s advice at the beginning of the video. When you design and conduct (perform) your experiment, what is the advice that you should follow? Explain.



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14 replies

  1. Some advice that they said was only change one variable. And you need to conduct your experiment multiple times for each trial.

  2. The advice you should follow is you should change every form and do different time trials

  3. The advice you should follow is to have only one variable because you should only change one thing at a time. This way you know what worked and what didn’t.

  4. The advice you should follow is that, you cant change
    everything on a science experiment because like Katie
    said, It just wont make sense and if you want to change
    something you can only change one thing not everything
    and if you change something, you cant decide to just
    change the whole thing..

  5. The advice you should follow while doing a experiment is to conduct your experiment multiple times for each trial , each trial needs to be repeated in exactly the same manner.

  6. When I design a experiment I see some ideas online and see what i can do ans what I should follow is if my teacher shows us what to do.

  7. The advice you should follow is to only change one thing because if you change everything it’s not going to make sense.

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