Now is a good time to start a project journal or notebook.It’s just a place to write down everything you want to remember about your project – science project research, any facts, ideas, or materials you might want, anything associated with your project.If you are doing an experiment, then it's time to move on to the experimentation page.
Bess Ruff is a Ph D student of Geography in Florida.
She received her MA in Environmental Science and Management from Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara in 2016.
Let’s make this clear and look at our example egg science project again.
Let’s say you’re doing science project research for this project.
There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Science fairs allow you to understand and practice the scientific method on any topic that you are interested in.
Make sure you have lots of time to complete your project so that it can be well researched and executed.
Research really just comes down to finding out more about your topic. And since you’ve picked a topic that’s based on a hobby or interest, you will actually want to find out more about it.
Up to this point we’ve gone ahead and just used our heads to remember all the details about your project, but now that we want to find lots of facts and information about your chosen topic.
Most people do not have access to expensive encyclopedias and science journals to help them – luckily there is a great, free, on-line encyclopedia available to everyone: Wikipedia. ) different, the facts about your project will probably be different from an example we could come up with.
here have been concerns in the past about the quality of information coming from Wikipedia, luckily we’ve done our research too and this is an article from Nature magazine detailing their comparison between Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica. Even great sources of research information are not infallible 100% of the time (not even Britannica.) It’s good a practice to find more than one source of information for each of your facts – your judges and teachers will appreciate the effort and look upon that kind of diligence favorably. A trick to this process is to use the stream of consciousness approach. Basically it boils down to this: think about your idea and your focused topic – then write down everything you can think of relating to it, anything that comes to mind.