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icon circle green do Describe how you need help as thoroughly as possible:

Good question: I'm at Experimental Procedure step #7, "Move the magnet back and forth . . ." and the LED is not lighting up.

Bad Question: I don't understand the instructions. Help!

icon circle red dont Don't assume the experts know exactly which project you are working on. If it is a Science Buddies project mention the title of the project when you ask your question. If you designed your own project, please briefly summarize it to the scientist before asking your question.
icon circle green do Review Science Buddies resources on how to do a science project BEFORE you ask questions about topics such as forming a hypothesis or figuring out variables. Our experts will point you back to these resources if you ask something like, "what is an independent variable?"
icon circle red dont Don't expect our experts to do the work for you. This is your project, our experts are here to answer your questions and make sure you are on the right path, but it is up to you to do the work!
icon circle green do Search the forums to make sure someone hasn't already asked the same question! You may find your answer is already in the forums.
icon circle red dont Don't post your question more than one time or in multiple forums. Keeping your questions all together helps our Experts help you.
icon circle green do Provide a descriptive title for your post. A title that mentions your topic is more effective than something like "I need help."

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