Instead of a preset curriculum for this course, students create a personalized course of study for the year by researching, designing, and executing a unique science research project. At the beginning of the year, students choose a novel research question to investigate and then do an extensive search of scientific literature to learn about their topic. Next, they develop methodology and protocols to address the topic and conduct an experiment. Students examine their collected data using statistical analysis. Students write an in-depth research paper describing their work and present their research at a local science fair.