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Hi! I'm planning on submitting my proposals for my biology IA soon but I'm not sure my ideas will work!

I wanted to do something with enzymes, but unfortunately couldn't come up with any good ideas that weren't already done in class.

 

I was thinking about doing the effect of heat on Vitamin C concentration (however, this seems a little too much chem-ish?) or the concentration of Vitamin C on different stages of ripening fruit? 

 

I also thought about doing a database lab, but I'm not sure where to get data. I thought about doing the effect of birth control pills on estrogen levels, but again, I'm not sure where to get data, or if it's a good topic at all.

 

Not sure if they work at all, so I'd appreciate any feedback!

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In my opinion it's always better do do an exploration that requires actual experimentation because 

a) it's more fun, and 

b) it gives lots of room for evaluation.

 

Something I noticed you haven't looked into is plants. Plants give a ton of opportunities to do experiments on because there's not any ethical implication. I personally did mine on plants and my teacher said it's a level 7 IA.

Your Vitamin C idea is also good but it's nearly the same as the sample exploration published by IB so I don't know if that's a good idea to pursue. And enzymes are a really common topic as well.

The birth control idea is much too obvious. An exploration should be on something that isn't completely certain so that you can explore.

 

Best of luck!

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In my opinion it's always better do do an exploration that requires actual experimentation because 

a) it's more fun, and 

b) it gives lots of room for evaluation.

 

Something I noticed you haven't looked into is plants. Plants give a ton of opportunities to do experiments on because there's not any ethical implication. I personally did mine on plants and my teacher said it's a level 7 IA.

Your Vitamin C idea is also good but it's nearly the same as the sample exploration published by IB so I don't know if that's a good idea to pursue. And enzymes are a really common topic as well.

The birth control idea is much too obvious. An exploration should be on something that isn't completely certain so that you can explore.

 

Best of luck!

 

That's very true, I'm just worried I won't have enough time to grow my plants, and that we already did a plant growth experiment in the course o: 

 

Thank you for your help! :) 

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