Help students and parents get a good grip on their science fair projects! Students can fit this template in their notebook/binder and write their ideas, and preliminary research on this worksheet! It not only clearly outlines the scientific method elements required for projects, but it helps them connect the manipulated variable(X) to the responding variable (Y) in every element...(data table, graph, question, hypothesis)
I usually pass these out to students on the first day of the project work, punch 3 holes in it to store in their science binders, and we add to it as needed, until project completion. When they are done, students simply transfer the information to their big project boards, for a clean finish!