A FAIRLY COMPHREHENSIVE CUMULATIVE RESEARCH TOPIC IDEA BANK. RATIONALE FOR ORGANIZATION. These topics are merely “seeds” that can help your research topic to “bloom” and “grow” in your mind. Your original twist on the topic is most important.
These topics are merely “seeds” that can help your research topic to “bloom” and “grow” in your mind. Your original twist on the topic is most important.
Rarely will you undertake the topic you initially chose, however, it is a starting place. It is crucial that you get started, read lots of scientific literature, then brain storm with somehow who can be helpful.
Sometimes the grouping is not perfect so make sure you review other groupings to insure you have a full perspective of what is possible. And there may be some repeats.
These are some proven ways:
1. Go through the data bank of topics or use others to share what they have done.
2. Turn to an adult such as your parents, neighbors, place of worship, or personal medical professionals such as your veterinarian or physician AND BRAINSTORM.
3. Community businesses and/or medical facilities can provide guidance. Overland Park has an inordinate number of medical facilities. By just driving around, you will be impressed with the shear number of resources for a research topic. 4. Other: your textbook, online sources, library resources, and special organizations. Refer to the ppt. entitled: Honors Biology 1 Student Science Research Project for web addresses.
BIOCHEMISTRY SLIDE 10
PLANTS – if they do not grow, you will have to start over. Plants often take more time especially if you are trying to attain great heights. A strategy
might be to measure
the germination or an early phase. But have little paperwork/forms to fill out and can be done at home!
will usually take equipment and chemicals and safety precautions are a must. There are more forms to fill out if the chemicals are considered to be hazardous. Students really feel like scientists working with chemicals.
HUMAN BODY -
This is usually the most popular topic area, however, due to insuring safety, this topic area has the most forms to fill out.
You will have to involve no fewer than 15 people.
MICROBIOLOGY OR BIOTECHNOLOGY –
Researching microbes is an area that requires following strict procedures, filling out special forms, and devising measuring techniques. This area is also a favorite to research.
MISCELLANEOUS – because of the great range of topics which fall under this grouping, each one will have special considerations especially forms to be filled out. This group offers the widest variety of topics.
WATER QUALITY – will involve the outdoors which can be a challenge especially if you are counting on rainfall. This area will probably involve
chemicals and equipment which you will have to check out, be responsible for, and need to return in a timely manner.