Hello everyone!

This week was spent researching my topic. There is so much information out there! I could spend 12 hours a day, 7 days a week reading and learning all there is to know about my topic! It’s a good think I’m really interested in this topic.

I’d say that the hardest part of doing all this research is organizing all the information I have found, and qualifying or validating it.  By that, I mean that I have found some conflicting information on different websites. When that happens, I have to keep researching to figure out which is correct. This can be challenging.

I can’t imagine trying to solve this problem without researching it. I guess some problems can be solved with out research- like a math problem. But the more variables there are to be considered, the more research is required.  Researching helps you create your hypothesis and design the experiment that will prove or disprove your hypothesis. When you have many variables, there may be many hypotheses.

Before I started this project, I knew about the negative effect of greenhouse gases on the environment. So it’s important to know a little bit about your project before you get started, in order to find good sources for research. It also helps if you are interested in the subject (like I am in my project) because you will be spending A LOT of time on it.

As I said earlier, organizing all the research and data I’ve found is very challenging. There is so much information that it’s important to track I’ve done and what I have yet to do. I’ve done a lot of research on my project so far, and I’ve been using spreadsheets, documents and folders to organize it all.

So to summarize, this crazy process of researching has helped me develop my hypothesis and it will help me to create the appropriate test to prove my hypothesis. So, if you have a big project coming up, do research, stay organized, and the one thing that I forgot to talk about, have FUN!

This is Arthur Frigo saying, “Stay tuned, there is more to come!”