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Four Tips in Choosing Project Ideas 

Most parents concern themselves how they can assist their kids in doing their  projects. But, you can stop worrying because you can really help your child to choose a topic that will be perfect. Here are a few important tips to complete the project:

1. Choose a topic that your child finds interesting. This is an important factor to consider. The study  needs to stir your child’s curiosity and sustains that interest in order to stimulate the learning process while at the same time finishing the project. Your role as a parent is to suggest and provide your child with the possible topics, encourage him to share his ideas as well in order to find out which is most appealing to him. Do not criticize your child’s choices. For instance, if your child loves gardening, he may be interested to know how chlorine affects seed germination.

2. Narrow down the aspects of your study or investigation to a specific topic. There are various ideas you can make; however, your child needs to focus on the particular aspect of the chosen topic. The project will be more manageable for his age and will be finished within the given time frame. Using the previous example, i.e., the study between seed growth and chlorine, the study may be focused on the plant’s growth rate only rather than studying the effects of other chemicals.

3. Consider your equipment and knowledge required. Projects are intended to suit the students’s practical experience and their educational attainment, which means there should be no problem regarding these two in order to finish the project. But, there are other factors or circumstances that may be considered, which include your child’s safety. As a parent, you can ensure that your child is not harmed by equipment failure. Also, you can ask the opinion of your child’s teacher or other parents if you have other concern regarding the scientific method involved in your child’s topic .

4. Set a time line. When thinking about a number, you can expect that it is almost impossible to finish them immediately. Even those ready-made kits available in stores may take awhile to set up and to figure out how they work before you are prepared to do your project. However, it is helpful to make your own timetable. This way, your child can monitor how much time left to do the changes in his experiment. And, it will give your child enough time to rectify a mistake in case he overlooked a small detail. It is better this way than rush around trying to resolve the problems during the last day.
Aside from ensuring the safety of your child while doing his study, that is also a good opportunity for bonding. Your child is not the only one who is benefited from this; you will discover that you too learn new things from this project.