Research is engaging, exciting, and different every day... and it may be just right for you!
What do you think of when you think of researchers? Maybe someone who looks like this?
image source: http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/scientists/index.html
If men with glasses in white lab coats was the first thing that popped into your mind - you're not alone. These drawings are from 7th graders who were asked to draw their vision of a scientist before visiting a lab. Their visions changed dramatically after exploring a real lab, though!
Research isn't just about test tubes and chemical reactions, it is about exploring fundemental questions about the world around you like...
The beauty of research is that these questions can be asked about anything and everything - there are endless possibilities for research subjects!
Research can take place in a lab, in a field, under the ocean, or even in space!image sources (clockwise from upper left): http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-page.html?article=56400009, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/cre-application/, http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/ISS%20Science%20Blog/posts/post_1288711612164.html, http://www.ecosystemsciences.com/ExpertiseandServices/tabid/56/Default.aspx
Our particular research story takes place in a lab and a greenhouse, continue on to get started...