How to Write Up a Science Experiment in 3rd Grade


Third-grade science projects are many grade-schoolers' first introduction to science and can be very exciting. As a parent, you are in a unique position to encourage your child's interest in science while guiding him in creating a good write-up of his project. Third-grade reports need not be overly detailed or lengthy, but can realistically be structured similarly to the science reports required of students in higher grades.

  • State in one sentence what your experimental question is. In other words, what is the point of the experiment and what are you trying to discover?

  • List all of the materials involved with the project.

  • Write out the steps of the procedure, with enough clarity that someone else would be able to pick them up and recreate your experiment.

  • In a few sentences write out your experimental findings. Summarize any numerical data that you obtained from the experiment and state what you think it means.

  • Make a conclusion about the significance of your data to the experiment.

  • Suggest any future experiments, similar to this project, that you would like to complete.


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