Name : Arda
Surname : Şahin
Class : 6/C – Age 12
Teacher : Neslihan SEVDİ
THE TOPIC I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A
Why does chopping an onion make
I choose this topic because:
My mother always complains about crying
while she is chopping onions.
I learned from encyclopedia that
• Onion is a very useful vegetable. We use
the onions in our foods. It is very
delicious and it is used for curing some
illnesses for example a cold, earache,
• There is evaporating sulphuric oil in an
onion so while we are chopping or
peeling the onion, this evaporating
sulphuric oil makes us cry.
I used the internet sites
• An onion is a very healthy vegetable. It
is good for our health it cleans our
blood it cleans our body from toxins. It
contains vitamin C. It contains very rich
evaporating sulphuric oil and it makes
our eyes burn.
• We must put the onion in a plate full of
water so it doesn’t burn our eyes.
These are extra resources that
helped me do my investigation:
• My mother.
These are the methods of my
a) Have an observation
b) Give a questionnaire:
c) Make an experiment
d) Have an interview
Why does chopping onion make
1- Have you ever chopped onion ?
2- How do you chop onion?
3- What do you do while you are chopping
Have you ever chopped onion ?
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How do you chop onion?
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By hand By mixer Ask for help
What do you do while are you
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Put in to water Leave the tap Open the
We drew a
I had an interview with my mother
I : How often do you chop onions?
My mum: Every day.
I : Do you like chopping it?
My mum: I hate it.
I : How do you feel while you are chopping it?
My mum: It makes my eyes burn so I cry.
I : What do you do not to cry?
My mum : Sometimes I put them into water,
sometimes I open the window.
I made an experiment
I put the onion in a bowl full of
water. Then I chopped it. It burnt
my eyes less.
I chose this topic because my mother always
complains about chopping onions because
it makes her cry.
• I searched web-sites and encyclopedia why
onion makes people cry.
• I made an experiment and prepared a
questionnaire and I had an interview with
my mother Ayşegül Şahin.
• I prepared a questionnaire
I applied it to fifteen people.
• My questionnaire showed that:
Three people have never chopped onion before.
Nine people chop onion by hand, five people chop it
by mixer and only one asks for help while he is
People mostly put the onion into water while they
are chopping it. Two people open the window and
only one person leaves the tap open.
I understood from my questionnaire that a
lot of people chop onion. They know what
to do if they don’t want to cry while
chopping onion. And they mostly chop
onion by hand.
I had an observation
I asked my mum to chop an onion. I
looked at my mum while she was
chopping it. Tears came out from her