Monday, March 23, 2015

STEM Fair - Hypothesis/Prediction - Due 2/27/15

The Hypothesis/Prediction answers the QUESTION being investigated...a "because" statement must be included. The prediction is a reasonable guess about the outcome of the experiment and suggests a possible reason for this outcome.  Many times, the word hypothesis is used instead of prediction.  A hypothesis is a prediction that can be tested.  It should be based on prior knowledge, observations, or research and is accepted or rejected by the results of the investigation.  It should include the expected cause and effect in a given circumstance or situation.  Information from research or prior knowledge should be part of a hypothesis statement.