The next big event is approaching fast. Yes, research showcase is only in January but I have a lot to get done. Last year, I wrote a case study on Mars for my original work. It allowed me to get a better understanding of what has been done when it comes to researching mars and the also the flaws in those experiments. This year, I wanted to do something different. As all of you know, a good scientist should have a really good grasp of the scientific method. I mean, it is a little concerning if a "scientist" doesn't exactly know how to set up an experiment. With that said, that is why I decided to develop an experiment that astronauts can do when they go to Mars. Through the development of this experiment, I will have to speak with many scientists and engineers. Note how I mentioned engineers. At NASA or any science institution, scientists can't get anything done without engineers and vice versa. As a result, communication is key. With this original work, I am planning to talk to multiple engineers to obtain my parameters. What is the maximum weight that the lab equipment should be? Are there certain materials that I cannot include in my experiment? What should be the size of the equipment? Questions like these will allow me to create a successful experiment and I will also learn how to effectively communicate with engineers. All of this sounds like a lot of work because it is. That is why I will be spending my one week break planning out everything for this original work.