The Library has a number of books with ideas to get you started,
such as these which will be kept in
CLOSED RESERVE on LEVEL 3
for the duration of the task:
I'll just Google it !
Here are some starter websites to save you time:
*Remember ! Not all of the projects mentioned in the websites above are suitable for the task you've been assigned by Barker College.
You must refer to the guidelines given to you by your teacher.
When you are researching a particular scientific concept, use keywords that are specific rather than very general.
Try putting them in quotation marks, so that the search engine finds results contain the phrase rather than individual words, eg "household germs".
Or, use keyword joiners such as AND or + to refine your searches, e.g. bread + mould
Here are some examples:
Q.: Which location or items in the house have the most germs ?
Search terms: "household germs" or bacteria + mobile phones
Sample websites: Top spots for bacteria at home
Q.: Which fruit or vegetable generates the most electrochemical energy ?
Search terms: Vegetables + "electrochemical cell"
Sample website: A potato battery can light up a room for a month
Experiments on You Tube
There are many science experiments that have been uploaded ontoYou Tube.
Again, check with your teacher as to which are suitable for this
task and which materials and variables you will need to consider.
Experiment concepts on You Tube
There are also videos on You Tube explaining some of the concepts
involved in scietific experiments, such as this one on Scientific Variables:
STANSW Young Scientist project on You Tube
You should start your bibliography when you start your research !
SLASA Referencing Generator
on the Library homepage
to create a reference for each resource you use.
Keep these together in a MS Word document.
At the end of your research, assemble all the references in alphabetical order as
and your Bibliography will be complete.
CSIRO CREST 2017
CREativity in Science and Technology - CREST !
More information on the Advanced CREST Awards program
is available here
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD project ideas !
Is there an app for that ?
You may be able to
use an app from
iTunes or Google Play
to measure or
record your experiment results,
SlowMo Coach - frame by frame video analysis ( Free )
Athla Velocity - Hands-Free Speed Radar for Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Soccer and Cricket (Free)
Snapnote allows you to add text to photos ( Free )