mjr01
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Delete a file project

Postby mjr01 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:29 pm

In the can a file be deleted project, I'm not sure what are the dependent and independent variables. Does any one have any ideas on this? Thanks.

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Re: Delete a file project

Postby dcnick96 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:12 pm

Hi, and welcome to Science Buddies! This will be an interesting project.

For this project, you will not be following the Scientific Method Process with variables. Instead, you should follow the Engineering Design process, which is a series of steps that engineers follow to come up with a solution to a problem. You can read more here.
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/engineering-design-process/engineering-design-process-steps.shtml

Take a look at this and write back with questions.
Good luck!
Deana

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Re: Delete a file project

Postby mjr01 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:41 pm

Deana, thank you for that information. But I'm still a bit confused. The Engineering Process includes building a prototype. I'm not building anything or programming anything in this project. I'm just going to try different ways to delete files.

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Re: Delete a file project

Postby Quilter » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:32 pm

My son wondered about that too when he saw it. He asked the computer teacher and she said that it wasn't really a project. It was more like a simple experiment to demonstrate something. She suggested not doing this with Windows since once a file is deleted out of the wastebasket it's pretty much gone because Windows is always writing to the disk. She said to try it in Linux but also suggested that he write his own undelete code. That would make it a project.


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