How to carry out a scientific investigation for beginners


What are you trying to find out?

This is your aim.

Your aim is what you want to acomplish/find out in your investigation. This is the first step to carrying out a scientific investigation.


What do you predict will happen when you carry out the investigation?

What do you think the final result will be?

The answer to this question is your hypothesis. 

You hypothesis doesn't have to be correct.


The way you carry out the investigation.

Write a paragraph about how you did it. Explain in detail in the format of instructions.


The final data you get once you have carried out the investigation.

You can present this in a chart and/or graph.


A short paragraph that brings your investigation to an end.


Overall summary of the investigation. What did do that was good/bad. If your hypothesis was correct or not etc.