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In addition to the rubrics made available to you, your experimental research may also benefit from imitating other key aspects of other high-quality experimental investigations. The links below form a sort of digital library in which Dr. Merritt has attempted to include only high-quality experimental investigations for your perusal.

If/Whenever possible, he has included investigations authored by students involved in various levels of formal schooling. The collection of investigations published by professional scientists in peer-reviewed journals, however, remains the ultimate ‘target’ toward which all science students should aim.

STUDENT SCIENTISTS (elementary school)

  • P. S. Blackawton, S. Airzee, A. Allen, S. Baker, A. Berrow, C. Blair, M. Churchill, J. Coles, R. F.-J., Cumming, L. Fraquelli, C. Hackford, A. Hinton Mellor, M. Hutchcroft, B. Ireland, D. Jewsbury, A., Littlejohns, G. M. Littlejohns, M. Lotto, J. McKeown, A. O’Toole, H. Richards, L. Robbins-Davey, S., Roblyn, H. Rodwell-Lynn, D. Schenck, J. Springer, A. Wishy, T. Rodwell-Lynn, D. Strudwick and R.B. Lotto (2011). “Blackawton bees.” Biol. Lett. 7, 168–172.
    • The above article was followed in the Biology Letters journal by this salutatory commentary written by two professional scientists.
    • [To the best of my knowledge, this peer-reviewed article is the only scientific paper in which a group of English primary school students were listed as co-authors. You can see/hear more about this groups students’ remarkable scientific journey not only in this fast-moving TED Talk, but also in this slower moving YouTube video (Part 1 and Part 2) produced by the Royal Society.]

STUDENT SCIENTISTS (middle school)

Founded in 2012 by a graduate student at Harvard, the Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) is a science journal and mentorship program publishing research by middle and high school scientists. The papers listed below are linked directly to their website.

STUDENT SCIENTISTS (high school)

STUDENT SCIENTISTS (undergraduate)

STUDENT SCIENTISTS (graduate)

PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS

Insects


Last updated: June 2019