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Sixth Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

For their 6th grade science fair projects, students begin to apply more strict experimental controls to their investigations. They'll also be aware that people have a tendency to "observe" what they expect to observe, and that good 6th grade science projects and experiments should involve taking some small but important steps to maintain objectivity. To this end, ambitious 6th graders can design their experiments to be blind studies (or even double-blind studies!). Kids will also start to think about the historical context surrounding their investigations and how their projects fit into the timeline of humanity's scientific knowledge as a whole. Scientific knowledge is always subject to modification: new discoveries can challenge existing theories, enabling us to look at old observations in whole new ways. Education.com's team of talented science writers has kept all of this in mind when developing our informationally rich and conceptually rigorous sixth grade science fair project ideas, which are sure to be a big hit with any sixth grader.

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In this project students learn about the golden ratio and investigate if it can be used to predict people's assessment of beauty in others.
Sixth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project examines whether people who are frequent users of Facebook feel less or more lonely than infrequent Facebook-users.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
It has long been believed that weather influences mood and behavior. This experiment will evaluate if weather can really impact the way people feel.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This project examines whether and what associations exist between numbers and letters and colors.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates whether font choice affects peoplesâ ability to remember the information that they read.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Is there really such a thing as healthy gum? Students will learn what factors in chewing gum contribute to healthy teeth in this exciting science fair project.
Sixth Grade
Food
This experiment determines if the color that a person wears when you first meet them influences your initial impression of their personality.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
In this science fair experiment, students learn about the scientific principles behind Doppler ultrasound.
Sixth Grade
Health and Medicine
This project examines if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates if stress alters body temperature.
Sixth Grade
Health and Medicine
The objective of this experiment is to evaluate which types of people are most impacted by the McCollough effect.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Analytical chemists perform chromatography to separate colors into pigments. Test the food coloring used in M&M's and Skittles candy in this fun project!
Sixth Grade
Forensic Science
This experiment evaluates which road-side objects have the greatest influence on driving speed.
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment uses personality assessments to evaluate the prevalence of specific character traits in left-handed and right-handed people
Sixth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This project examines whether more expensive golf balls translate into better results on the golf course.
Sixth Grade
Sports

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