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Old 02-06-2006, 03:27 PM
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Default Help with hypothesis for eye disease science fair!

hey, everyone,
I am a 10th grade student and i did a science fair proposal on the eye disease, particularly glaucoma. i really need a clear and testable hypothesis to start off the project, and i have to perform an experiment with control and follows the scientific principle. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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I have a limited knowledge of eye diseases, but may I make a suggestion?

Starting out with something so complicated will get you into trouble. The trouble is I suppose you're not specialized in the professional field, and therefore 1)where are you going to find someone with eye disease 2)Why would the person you find let you use him/her 3)how can you perform an experiment without some 40 people? And how will you get equipment to test your experiment.

If you have complicated experiments, you should simplify them. Try switching performing the experiment from humans to animals. Animals will definitely be easier than humans. Also, does it need to be an experiment? I don't know if your school will allow dissections... Maybe you can dissect a diseases animal versus a healthy animal eye. Compare their weights, compare how much of the eye fluids they have, the size, shape, and orientation of their retina and cornea, and the durability of the corea. Or ask the question how does the eye change with age?

If this is still to hard, try to seriously simpify your experiment. Or try just doing a dissection if that is allowed.

Good luck!
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