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3b7e8994d62f5f61d02efd34127ce1f1 How to get High School Kids Interested in Research



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Doing research is quickly becoming a central point in many Universities around the world, what are some good methods to get kids interested in research before they enter University?

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Research what they love
Name Dreamdeer
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Date June 5, 2013 View Comments (0)

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Start a class asking for a list of "What would you rather be doing than sitting in class right now?" Then come up with research projects based on what the kids love. If they'd rather be skateboarding, have them research optimum skateboard designs, ho to build a skateboard park, skateboarding techniques, etc. If they fantasize about being rap stars, have them track down what rappers have said about how they got to the top. If they'd rather be hiking, have them research the ideal fantasy hiking vacation--where the good trails are, how to get there, hotels versus camping, the whole bit. The subject doesn't matter--what matters is the practice at researching, and the habits developed.
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