A number of steps must be taken to produce a satisfactory investigatory project containing all the necessary elements; these steps are outlined below. Whatever type of investigatory project you are undertaking, presuming it has a scientific purpose you should use the following format to show others exactly how and why you have carried out your project, and what it has shown.
- Introduction and hypothesis
- List of equipment
- Results and analysis
Once your project has been completed, you need to state and explain what you found. At this point you could mention whether or not your original hypothesis was correct. You should say exactly what happened and why you think that was.