Any ideas?

  • #1
Astrophysics
61
0
At school we have been given a very important research assignment, but my team-mates (we work in groups) and I don't have a subject to research on. Does anyone have any ideas? My team-mates and I would really appreciate it. We were thinking about researching something on rocketfuel (or just fuel) or medicines, but that's the best we've got so far.

I thank you in advance,

Astrophysics
 
Last edited:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
enigma
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,757
17
You're going to have to narrow down the search criteria.

What are the eligible ranges of topics? What kind of class is it for? What grade / year are you in?
 
  • #3
Tsu
Gold Member
411
63
Originally posted by Astrophysics
At school we have been given a very important research assignment, but my team-mates (we work in groups) and I don't have a subject to research on. Does anyone have any ideas? My team-mates and I would really appreciate it. We were thinking about researching something on rocketfuel (or just fuel) or medicines, but that's the best we've got so far.

I thank you in advance,

Astrophysics
How about Zero Point Energy? There's an interesting thread here in the forums (I think it's in the Theoretical Physics section) to help get you started! It'll probably get you and your teammates a Nobel prize if you can pull it off! :wink: GOOD LUCK - whatever you choose!
 
  • #4
Sonty
108
0


Originally posted by Tsunami
It'll probably get you and your teammates a Nobel prize if you can pull it off! :wink:

It's a little bit late for this year's prizes, but there's always next year...
 
  • #5
Tsu
Gold Member
411
63


Originally posted by Sonty
It's a little bit late for this year's prizes, but there's always next year...

Details, details...
 
  • #6
Astrophysics
61
0
thanks guys, I don't think I could really pull it of but a research on absolute zero isn't that bad (unfortunately my team-mates won't think highly of this, but it was a great idea).
Does anyone also have any other suggestions?

p.s. I'm in the last grade of high school (If I graduate I'll hopely be in the university next year, I'm not familiar with the american system of educations so I don't know which grade that would be...I think I heard it's the 12th grade...but I'm not sure)
 
  • #7
enigma
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,757
17
How long is the project supposed to be?

You mentioned rocket fuel... there is a little info on that, but there is a ton on related subjects.

You could do an overview of different types of jet and rocket engines, including why each is shaped the way they are.

You haven't given us much in the way of what your constraints are, so we can't really give the best advice.
 
  • #8
Astrophysics
61
0
yeah sorry about that, but my teacher hasn't given us much info either, so I'm not sure. But I do know that it should take at least 30 hours. And he also mentioned we could develope devices like a watercleaningdevice (is that a word? what I mean is a machine that makes clear drinkable water from, dirty water)
 
  • #9
enigma
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,757
17
It's called a 'water purifier' or a 'water filter' depending on the level of cleaning required.

Did your teacher give any examples of what previous classes did for their projects? It might give some insight into what he/she is looking for.
 
  • #10
Astrophysics
61
0
yes he did, but unfortunately most of them were on food...and I don't like to research food. Some original one was trying to make life in the labratory, with lightning and gasses.
 
  • #11
enigma
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,757
17
Is the class a biology class?

The teacher had to have given SOME sort of restrictions on what the research needs to be on... Otherwise you could research 16th century French art or something...
 
  • #12
hey.like
71
0
First in public good will next do your like

The success is multi factor result. but there is important something,
good will in public will make you future ease in society.
to like and like to success is life value.
Value in kind ,but achievement from nature.
 
  • #13
Astrophysics
61
0
Oops...sorry everyone I thought I had already mentioned that it was for my chemistry class, but it seems that I had forgotten about that part, since I was in a hurry typing it down.

Again I apologize for my mistake.
Suggestions are still welcome.

I thank you in advance,

Astrophysics
 
  • #14
Astrophysics
61
0


Originally posted by hey.like
The success is multi factor result. but there is important something,
good will in public will make you future ease in society.
to like and like to success is life value.
Value in kind ,but achievement from nature.


sorry hey.like, I don't understand what you mean.
Are you trying to give me a hint for finding a subject?
 

Suggested for: Any ideas?

Replies
4
Views
355
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
253
Replies
11
Views
500
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
265
Replies
7
Views
720
Replies
19
Views
1K
Replies
30
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
712
Top