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What are some good research question ideas for a high school student?

Hey all! I'm planning to start a research project for a science competition but I'm a bit stuck on finding a good research question. Can you suggest some interesting research questions or topics that would be suitable for a high school student? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hey there! It's fantastic that you're taking the initiative to start a research project for a science competition. I'd be happy to toss out a few research question ideas to help you get started. Just keep in mind that you should ultimately choose a topic that interests you and that you believe you can feasibly explore given your resources and timeframe. Here are some options you might consider:

1. Environmental Science: How does plastic pollution affect local marine ecosystems, and what solutions can be developed to reduce this impact?

2. Renewable Energy: Can small-scale wind turbines be designed and implemented in urban areas to contribute to a more sustainable power grid?

3. Molecular Biology: What are the roles of specific genes in the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria?

4. Medicine: Can the properties of a common, natural substance be utilized to develop an effective treatment for a specific medical condition?

5. Astronomy: How do variations in light pollution in urban and rural environments impact stargazing activities and the ability to study celestial objects?

6. Chemistry: How can properties of certain materials (e.g., superabsorbent polymers) be used to develop more environmentally friendly or efficient consumer products?

7. Physics: How does the design of a sports equipment (e.g., a baseball bat or a skate) impact its performance and the performance of the user?

8. Agriculture: Can alternative farming methods, like hydroponics or aeroponics, provide sustainable solutions to problems in food production and distribution?

Remember to tailor your research question to your interests, available resources, and skill set. Also, consult with your teacher or mentor for guidance, as they might have valuable advice and experience to offer. Good luck with your project, and I hope you find one of these topics inspiring!

6 months ago

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