Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Task 2

3 Generated Research Topics:

1) To build a hybrid between a hovercraft and a helicopter. 

2) To build a automatic lightning detection system in School of Science and Technology. 

3) To investigate on the factors that affect the frequency of a tesla coil. 

4) To investigate how the size and shape of a propellor would affect the amount of forward thrust by it 

Task 1

What is Science? (Bryan)

Science is the study of the interconnected systems all around us. Science helps us to better understand and predict things about the universe.

What is the Scientific Method? 

The scientific method is a body of procedures to investigate phenomena, acquire new knowledge, or correct and combine new findings with previous knowledge.

The steps of the scientific method are:
  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Results
Note: It is important for your experiment to be a fair test. A "fair test" occurs when you change only one variable and keep all other conditions the same.