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Does Music Affect Your Mood?
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Does Music Affect Your Mood?
This project explores whether there is an effect on people, including heart rate and self-expressed mood, when they are exposed to different types of music.
Science
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Movies, Moods and Music: How Does Music Influence the Way We Experience a Film?
Movies, Moods and Music: How Does Music Influence the Way We Experience a Film?
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Movies, Moods and Music: How Does Music Influence the Way We Experience a Film?
This project explores whether similar type movie scenes are accompanied by music with similar characteristics.
Science
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Is there a Relationship between Tempo and Genre?
Is there a Relationship between Tempo and Genre?
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Is there a Relationship between Tempo and Genre?
Which music genres have the fastest tempos? The slowest? This experiment determines if there's a relationship between beats per minute in a song and its genre.
2nd grade
Science
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Can Music Give You Energy?
Can Music Give You Energy?
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Can Music Give You Energy?
This project will explore whether music influences physical endurance.
Science
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Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
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Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
This experiment will investigate whether reward or punishment is more apt to motivate people.
Science
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Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
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Logo Recognition: Effects of Media on Children
In this fun experiment, learn about brand awareness and the influence of media on children by testing logo recognition in different age groups.
5th grade
Social studies
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Shape Words
Shape Words
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Shape Words
Is it a square or a circle? See if you can trick your friends with this zany science project!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Human Lie Detector
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Human Lie Detector
Do human lie detectors exist? Charge up your powers of observation to see if you can tell a lie from the truth.
Social studies
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Favorite Colors
Favorite Colors
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Favorite Colors
Step into the fantastic world of colors with a project that explores what shade you -- and your friends -- like best.
2nd grade
Social studies
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How Tall Am I?
How Tall Am I?
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How Tall Am I?
Kids often ask, "how tall am I?" This science fair project seeks to determine how well kids can guess their own heights.
1st grade
Social studies
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Easy Rhyming Words
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Easy Rhyming Words
It's rhyme time! With this science fair project idea, your child will find out which words can be considered easy rhyming words, and why.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Benefits of Good Posture
Benefits of Good Posture
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Benefits of Good Posture
What are the benefits of good posture? Kids will learn about the cognitive effects of good posture through conducting and observing a controlled experiment.
5th grade
Social studies
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Reverse the Field
Reverse the Field
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Reverse the Field
The objective of this science fair project is to determine the rate at which participants can respond to different patterns.
Social studies
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Word Color Association: Are You Feeling Orange?
Word Color Association: Are You Feeling Orange?
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Word Color Association: Are You Feeling Orange?
Word color association is just a fancy way to talk about the way we connect colors with words.
1st grade
Social studies
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
Do humans understand values greater than three?
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
This project examines whether humans can intuitively grasp numeric values greater than three.
Science
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Evaluating the Ranschburg Effect
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Evaluating the Ranschburg Effect
This experiment investigates whether the Ranschburg Effect is observed more frequently in older or younger adults.
Science
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Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
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Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
This experiment explores how listening in to a one-sided conversation affects concentration.
Science
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How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
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How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
The objective of this experiment is to evaluate whether funny advertisements are more or less effective than serious advertisements.
Science
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Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
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Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
This experiment tests which gender is better at catching how a magician performs his tricks.
5th grade
Science
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Does Having a Religious Sleeping Schedule Mean Better IQ?
Does Having a Religious Sleeping Schedule Mean Better IQ?
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Does Having a Religious Sleeping Schedule Mean Better IQ?
This science fair project idea studies whether a religious sleeping schedule relates to a higher IQ.
Social studies
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Do Certain Physical and Mental Traits Run in the Family?
Do Certain Physical and Mental Traits Run in the Family?
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Do Certain Physical and Mental Traits Run in the Family?
This science fair project idea explores whether certain physical and mental traits run in the family.
Social studies
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Does Color Preference Change With Age?
Does Color Preference Change With Age?
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Does Color Preference Change With Age?
This science fair project idea determines whether the older population prefers darker, duller colors rather than bright and lush colors.
Social studies
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Does Text Color Affect Readability
Does Text Color Affect Readability
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Does Text Color Affect Readability
Discover whether the color of text correlates with ease and speed of reading.
Social studies
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Camouflage Techniques
Camouflage Techniques
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Camouflage Techniques
Research camouflage products and techniques, test quality by timing volunteers. Calculate the average length of time to recognize the subject.
Social studies
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Mach Bands
Mach Bands
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Mach Bands
Research optical illusions and human auras. Understand why the probable cause of perception is mach bands.
Science
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Social Studies Resources

Social studies is the study of the social sciences, humanities and history, and has the primary purpose of helping young people make informed decisions as citizens of a democratic society. It teaches young kids how our society functions by studying its history and applying those lessons to current events. With our resources and tools, make history come alive for students and spark their interest in civic issues.

Social Studies 101

Social Studies covers a broad area of study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology. It is defined by the American National Council for Social Studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."

The goal is to give students knowledge about the world, nation and society around them so they can make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families, especially as they grow older. Ultimately, Social Studies is the study of people, from members of our family to people who live on the other side of world. It includes people living now, those who lived in the past and those who will live in the future.

Since people are a complex subject, an integrated study is necessary to give children as full a picture of humanity as possible. History and geography serve as the anchor, supported by other social sciences (psychology, philosophy, sociology, etc.) and the humanities (literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts).

There are approximately 10 fields of study that students learn in elementary and high school.
  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • People, Places and Environments
  • Individual Development and Identity
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Power, Authority, and Governance
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Global Connections
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Children are naturally attracted to Social Studies because they are curious about themselves and others. Give them a head start with our tools and resources and they’ll be on their way to becoming informed citizens.