valmcnutt2011
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Have two questions about ending project

Postby valmcnutt2011 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:28 pm

I am helping my daughter complete her first science fair. We are wondering if she has to do a background research for her project? She is in 2nd grade. Other question we had was if we could use a photo ablum for pictures that were taken during the process of her project that will not fit on the display board?

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Re: Have two questions about ending project

Postby VSegarra » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:08 pm

Hi!
Thanks for coming to us for feedback. Yes, you should definitely do some background research. Background research will allow you to formulate a well-informed hypothesis for your research question. It will also allow you to make the project your own when you are designing the experiments. For example, there may be additional conditions you would like to try or modification you would like to make to a previously published experiment. Have you decided on a topic yet?
Happy Research!
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Re: Have two questions about ending project

Postby valmcnutt2011 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Yes, We did all the data for the topic that we are doing which is do hand soaps and sanitizers prevent the growth of bread mold? Can I include a photo ablum for the extra photos that she took of the breads that do not fit on the display board? Thanks

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Re: Have two questions about ending project

Postby klhjbh62604 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Hello valmcnutt2011:

Thanks for the follow-up question regarding the photo album. I think a photo album should be just fine. You could always just have it with you and not put it out as part of your exhibit. If individuals have further interest your daughter could pull out the album. Otherwise, try to focus all of your results on your display board. If need be, make graphs to incorporate all of your results. You can use the photo album as supplementary data.

Hope this helps.
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