Ways to select topics for invention or scientific inquiry

Finding a suitable research topic is half the battle. In addition to your own interests, the topic's innovation, importance, and contribution to society are particularly important. How to find the right topic? Please refer to the chart below

Find the right research topic

Find the right research directionExample(s)
1. Close to the reality of social lifeHousehold noise is common in our daily life. On this topic, students can identify the source of noise and study methods to reduce noise, such as: using different sound insulation materials (such as trees, air), how to reduce noise sources (noise obstructions, silencers, etc.).
2. Pay attention to the "little things" in your personal lifeFind out more about the "small" problems around you, and consider using waste and cheap ways to solve them. For example, some students studied the feasibility of using fruit peels as a natural cleaning agent. They tried to understand the principle of cleaning agents first, and then collected different fruit peels to conduct experiments for further exploration.
3. Concerned about national/local affairsWhen the media reports news, students can understand whether there is something worth following up behind the news, such as exploring the causes of different industrial/traffic accidents, and researching solutions according to different causes, such as seat belt sensing system, passengers need to buckle their seat belts To allow the car to drive.
4. Reflect on current theories/productsWhen purchasing different products, do you consider their innovations and pay attention to their shortcomings? Can you improve yourself? In what way? Through new methods to improve product function and appearance, some foreign inventors have transformed old fans into bladeless fans.

Research topics and methods

Newbest but hardgood, improved
Oldgood, more suitableWhat is the significance?

In the past, we might think that writing scientific papers and research reports is an advanced discipline, usually only done in universities. However, looking at the papers and research reports that participated in the competition in the past, whether it is the works of the primary school or the middle school, there are many excellent ones and have a positive influence on the society. Therefore, teachers may wish to encourage more, and students may wish to have the courage to try, so that everyone can have their own scientific research results!