I am glad that I recorded my presentation before the science fair because I would have been COMPLETELY clueless when I started to explain my project to the people passing by my poster! I think I changed it a lot during the science fair, and I think my original version didn't really fit the crowd as much as the new version.
Hi! Can I tell you a little bit about my project?'
'My name is Regan and I wanted to know if denser vegetables have heavier or similarly organized grouping of cells under a microscope than lighter vegetables.
Brief Procedure: So to complete to data collection, I had to test different vegetables under a microscope and record what they looked like in my data sheet. I then compared their textures and found my results based on the cellular organization.
Hypothesis: My hypothesis was that the denser vegetables would have more organized and dense cell organization, and the lighter ones would be opposite.
What results did you have? My results were different in every vegetable, but I found similar patterns in the similarly textured vegetables. I have found that the denser vegetables have denser and more constant and repetitive grouping of cells, and the lighter ones have lighter and less repetitive grouping of cells.
What did you learn from your experiment? I learned that the grouping of cells in a vegetable under a microscope tends to follow it’s texture (dense vegetables have dense groups of cells, etc.), and also follow it’s density.
What surprised you? What was hard for you? Some things that were hard for me were getting enough data to prove my hypothesis. I had to use ten vegetables to prove it, and truthfully didn’t really put in maximum effort in the beginning, but eventually stepped it up quite a bit.
"Do you have any questions for me?"
At the end of the science fair, my project was much better because I had practiced my lines lots of times, and had more experience than I had in the beginning.
I definitely made some mistakes along the way, but I learned from them. Here are some examples: I made a mistake to think that I could prove my hypothesis by only using 6 vegetables, and I made a few mistakes from not putting in my full effort, which is actually a common mistake that I make.
If I were given the chance to do anything differently, I would probably choose to look at the actual cellular structure of different types of plants to just make the project more thorough.