Every year students are given the opportunity to enter a project in their school science fair. Those projects that excell at the school level are sent to the city or state science fairs. Finally, those that do well at these regional science fairs move on to the national science fair where large scholarships and grants await the winner.
If you are interested in participating in a science fair this year the consider examining how video games impact your blood pressure. For this project you will first need to examine what research has already been done of the topic. This will give you the basis for making a prediction. This prediction will be your hypothesis.
However, you don’t have to agree with the outcomes that previous researchers have come to. It is very common for different reserachers to arrive at different conclusions based on their unique experiences with and understanding of the test subject. For example, while evidence may indicate that video games increase blood pressure, you may “know” that certain games can have calming effects on the body.
Your unique insight into video games and gaming will be very valuable when you are putting together your video game science fair project. You can use your past experiences to help you select a video game or video games to experiment with and you can also use your understanding of gaming environments to create different testing stimuli.
The key to creating a winning science fair project based on video games is to show the judges something that they may never have seen before. This can be new insights on how to use video games to relax or to make adjustments to biodata. It can also be new data that contradicts previous findings.