Cool! Thank you for clarifying --
So the "to get started" part will only consist of the brainstorming process and when I've come up with a research question I shall begin using the trusty sources. As for the "peer-reviewed" articles, I have yet to check in my library...but just in case I can't find any of those there (it isn't small, but my library sometimes known to be missing quite important things), we can find these scholarly journals online right? I'm thinking eLibrary for now...
For the brainstorming process, will we have to cite sources? I now feel a bit uncomfortable mentioning Wikipedia in my lab journal at all.
Thanks once again!! =)
*-- Edit. I was just adding another entry into the 'brainstorming' process of my science lab journal, but I'm wondering what makes a good entry? Here is what I usually write:
"Today I've read about the role of bacteria in environmental microbiology. It is very interesting -- maybe I can pursue something in this area. Going to research 'the process of biodegration', 'biotreatment'. The whole article is very confusing, but I think I'm at least getting somewhere"
I did check out the site's guide to what makes a good science notebook, and it said that it would be like a "Dear diary" for the science fair. Literally?
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