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research question

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:12 pm
by cinnamongirlz
Can you start a science fair research question with can or will

Re: research question

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:31 am
by dcnick96
Hello. Usually, a scientific question begins with How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where.

What is your current question? Perhaps we can work on rewording it to fit the typical form of a scientific question.

Re: research question

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:33 pm
by grai
You've received good advice from dcnick96. I just wanted to add that having a question that begins with "can" or "will" often produces a "yes" or "no" answer, which is something you want to avoid doing. The goal of an experiment is to understand the complexity of a certain problem, and just having a "yes" or "no" question may not fully address these complexities.

Hope this helps