Upon getting information about an upcoming school science fair and the need to consider a topic of interest, many students will typically have no idea where to get started. While the science fair is typically a common occurrence in any school at any grade level, there are different types of topics that should be taken a look at depending on the age of the student. After first taking a look at the many different categories of science projects, you will be able to locate a suitable choice of topic to take to the next level.There is a wide variety of categories that fall under the types of science projects that can be chosen for a school science fair. These include biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, biochemistry, medicine, environmental, mathematics, engineering, and earth science. While you may not have yet learned very much in any of these categories, don’t be afraid to see what each one entails. Taking a good look at your interests will allow you to focus on the right direction to take.Many resources are also available for those who are unsure as to the topic they are wanting to use to create their science projects. If you take a look at the topics that fall under the biology category, you will likely notice that there are topics that deal with plants, animals, and humans. For those who are in 2nd grade or 3rd grade, an interesting topic may be to determine if ants are picky over what type of food they eat. While this topic might not be of interest to an 8th grader, it is certainly something in the biology category that an elementary school student would enjoy.Along with the biology category, a high school student may want to take a look at diffusion and osmosis in animal cells as this would be a more appropriate topic for the grade level. A student in 6th grade would be more advanced than an elementary school student, but not as advanced as a high school student. At this middle school grade level, a topic of how pH levels effect the lifespan of a tadpole may be of interest.Whichever resource is used to locate a topic for science projects, it is always a good idea to consider the grade level of the student prior to making a selection. It is always assumed to be best to have a project at an appropriate level in order to keep the attention of the student and provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience.
Amidst mounting public concern over climate change and environmental degradation, entrepreneurs are leaning towards seeking the help of environmental consultants to show buying public that they are not only after making profits but also in taking good care of Mother Nature. For some businesses, this is proven to be a useful and powerful tool in soliciting support from their target market.If you are a nature lover and if you want to make money protecting it, you can start a career in environmental consulting. Here’s what you need to do to get started:1. The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have what it takes to become an environmental consultant. Aside from having at least 5 years related experience and trainings, you must also have at least a degree in environmental engineering and environmental sciences. In addition, you must develop or improve certain skills to become an effective consultant. These include; analytical, communication, people, and research skills.2. Specialize. Environmental consulting is a very broad term. It would work to your advantage if you can figure out ahead of time the specific area that you would like to focus your attention on. For example; you can offer lead hazard assessments for constructions companies or you can deal with waste management. The good thing about specializing is that you will not need to learn a lot of things and that you can offer solid support to your clients.3. Learn from the experts. Aside from reading relevant online and offline resources, you can also obtain additional valuable information from industry leaders. You can watch them in action or you may opt to take advantage of the coaching programs and online classes that they offer. Keep in mind that the more information you gather, the better your chances of succeeding in this field.4. Get your prospects to sign up. After meeting all the requirements, you can go ahead and find yourself some clients. You can place your ads on newspapers and local magazines. You can also use TV and radio to get the word out especially if you are targeting companies from a certain geographical location. However, if you intend to offer your services worldwide, you can use the internet as your marketing medium. I recommend article marketing, social media marketing, video marketing, blogging, and forum posting. If you care to do each process right, you can be assured that you’ll generate enormous leads in no time.
As the world around us continues to adapt to a new sense of normal in light of COVID-19, we at Smythe LLP (Smythe), recently sat down (virtually) with Kendall Hanson from CHEK News to discuss how we’re adapting to working from home and what is means for us as a firm, as well as the communities we live and work in.
Although we may be smack dab in the middle of our busiest time of year, things at Smythe are still business as usual – with a few notable exceptions.
The first, and probably most obvious, is that nearly all our staff have now transitioned to working from home.
“The first week of office closures and having everyone work from home was definitely a week of transition, but I think everyone’s really quickly adapted to it and gotten used to it and a lot of people are really enjoying it,” said Partner, Trevor Topping.
During a time where our offices would normally be a buzz with client visits and meetings, our offices are now closed to the public and a skeleton crew has been put in place to ensure clients are able to safely drop off necessary files and mail is being received and sent out.
To read the full article and to hear what Trevor had to say about Smythe’s new normal, click here.
For more information on our response to COVID-19, or to learn what support is available to you, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Centre, or reach out to your Smythe Partner directly.