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please suggest a topic and method of an investigatory project suitable to do for upper primary students.    
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Hello Geetha,

Choosing a student topic should involve the interests of the student. One project that I might choose for my interests would involve time for the swinging of a pendulum to decay with various shaped objects as the pendulum bob. Every bob would be approximately the same mass but would have different shapes, therefore changing the aerodynamic characteristics.

There is a search window on the page you are reading that will let you see replies others have gotten from a question like yours. I discussed one topic above, but if you use that search window and enter [conservation of energy  investigatory project], you will be able to look at many different ideas.

I hope this helps,


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I would be delighted to help with questions up through the first year of college Physics. Particularly Electricity, Electronics and Newtonian Mechanics (motion, acceleration etc.). I decline questions on relativity and Atomic Physics. I also could discuss the Space Shuttle and space flight in general.


I have a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering. I am retired now. My professional career was in Electrical Engineering with considerable time spent working with accelerometers, gyroscopes and flight dynamics (Physics related topics) while working on the Space Shuttle. I gave formal classroom lessons to technical co-workers periodically over a several year period.

BS Physics, North Dakota State University
MS Electrical Engineering, North Dakota State University

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