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How do you form a question?

Postby hanh15 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:48 pm


I'm in the 8th grade & I'm doing this project:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ml#summary

How do I form a question for this project that would be understandable by my peers?

because all the questions they suggest have terms that will be quite confusing for my classmates. For example:
What are the different key players in hemostasis? What do they do?
Why can a person with hemophilia have excessive bleeding?
What are anticoagulants? What are they used for?
How does trisodium citrate prevent coagulation?
What happens when sodium alginate solution is dropped into a calcium chloride solution that has sodium citrate in it?

I know for sure that when I explain it in class no one will understand what I'm talking about, so if you know how to reword it in a more understandable way, that would be very helpful!

Thank you! :D

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Re: How do you form a question?

Postby tdaly » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:48 am

Hi hanh15,

These questions are for you to answer as you do background research. They are not the scientific question you are testing in this experiment. Do some bacckground research to understand the answers to these questions and the definitions of the terms in them. Then, once you understand them yourself, you can explain them for your classmates.
All the best,

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