SCIENTISTS IN THE MAKING

The best expo projects are not always complicated, but imaginative and well executed. Have a look at some of our pointers below:

A GOOD EXPO PROJECT IS OFTEN
- A clever solution to a problem
- A new approach/ methodology to an existing solution
- An insight into social behaviour
- An innovation with entrepreneurial possibilities

WHERE IT ALL STARTS

  • Look around you and think of a problem.
  • What do you want to understand/change?
  • How can you research this topic?
  • Find a solution to the problem

DEVELOP A RESEARCH PLAN

What – state the problem statement / variables

Why – significance of the research

How – method you will use to find a solution/ sample size / resources

When – time frame of the research

Consider ethical issues and – Conduct your scientific investigation

Report your findings

Follow this process when analysing your project / experiment
1
Topic / Problem
It is important to be clear about your research topic or the problem being addressed. Why this is important and what is the impact of addressing this topic or problem?
2
Background
Must include a literature review section. The hypothesis and variables must be properly stated
3
Method / Procedure
A concise description of the scientific procedure followed in your study.
4
Results
Explain and analyse your results.
5
Discussion
Discuss your findings. Is it solving your problem? Is it adding to the knowledge base of the field? Explain the significance.
6
Conclusion
Link to hypothesis. What is your conclusion.
7
Bibliography
List the most important references (e.g. science journal articles, books, Internet sites) that were used to get information about the topic. This information must be referred to in the introduction.