When one question leads to another

Young scientists find advantages to pursuing related problems — sometimes for years on end

By Susan Gaidos, 11:00 AM April 7, 2013

Coming up with a cool science fair project takes effort. You have to work hard at finding a topic you like and a question you want to explore.


Science fair projects also take time. Many kids easily can spend weeks following an organized set of steps in answering a question — an approach called the scientific method. Other kids can spend even longer perfecting their projects. They may pursue a project for years.


Sure, these are often the whiz kids who dazzle judges and win big awards. But it c...

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