The final step of the well-designed experiment is to write a conclusion. Using the trends in your experiment data and your experimental observations, you will explain how well you were able to solve problem or meet the project's criteria. Anyone reading the conclusion should be able to tell what the experiment was trying to prove and whether or not the results support the hypothesis. You are the expert of your experiment and for that reason you must be very thorough with your conclusion. You cannot assume that a person who is reading the conclusion will understand what happened. Begin by completing the Conclusion Planning Sheet. As a reminder, DO NOT use personal pronouns.
- Create a copy of the Conclusion Planning Sheet document in your shared science folder. Title it correctly (ex: MarquartKpd#_Conclusion Planning Sheet). This will be the rough draft of the conclusion for your experiment.
- Answer the questions below. Do not use the words ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as part of your answer. Since these answers will be part of a paper, it should not look like you are simply answering questions.
- Remember, do not use personal pronouns!
- Make sure that each answer is color coded using the colors already in use.
- At a minimum, questions 3-6 must be be answered in more than one sentence.
- After you finish the rough draft, we will have a peer edit session.
- Finally, create a new document titled Conclusion Final Draft and write your final draft of the conclusion in paragraph form. Keep the color coding used for the rough draft. Make sure that you use Times New Roman, 12 pt font, and double space!