In February 2015, I was invited to give a talk to the 5th Grade students of the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The grade was hosting a series of talks by figures of social change who are making a positive change to society. Speakers included lawyers, volunteer teachers for refugees, flood victim relief workers, and diplomats. I was asked to talk about what a flood researcher does. This opportunity to explain research in a relatively niche field in an accessible and interesting way to 10 year old children was an exciting challenge.
How do you structure and format a science report? Plus tips from my experience as a student and a marker. Read on to avoid common (and easily corrected) mistakes…
Details on choosing appropriate sources, finding journal articles, plagiarism, and formatting.
How to create a slope profile by using slope angle to calculate elevation and horizontal distance.
The basic principle of slope angle measurements, which applies to the use of protractors, clinometers and total stations.