Posted on August 8, 2011 by Braeden Benedict
Week 4- Braeden Benedict
RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!
It’s what science is all about!
It is impossible to solve a problem without researching it. How could you? You wouldn’t know what you were trying to solve. Almost everything a scientist does is research. Reading, observing, and taking data, they are all part of scientific research. Before a scientist starts anything, they must try to find out as much as possible about their subject matter. Sometimes, the hardest part of research is finding information that doesn’t fit your idea or hypothesis. Maybe your idea or solution has to change to fit what actually happens. That’s okay. It’s all part of scientific research. Once that research is completed, a scientist must communicate his or her findings to the world.
It is incredibly important for scientists to be organized. I’m not just saying that because that is what I’ve always been told. I have really learned that while doing this project. I was really having trouble moving forward. When I started drawing and writing things down in my journal, they really started to flow. Check out my wall of Post-Its to organize ideas (suggested by Dr. Wolk). It really works!
It’s time to step the project up a notch and move into the actual testing! Wish me luck!
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