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Separate That Solution!
Separate That Solution!
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Separate That Solution!
Determine how we can separate the components of a solution
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World's First Energy-Saving Microcontroller Powered Generator
World's First Energy-Saving Microcontroller Powered Generator
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World's First Energy-Saving Microcontroller Powered Generator
2011 VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY: The objective of this science fair project is to develop a microcontroller and circuit that can conduct electricity.
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Distilling Water
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Distilling Water
Science fair project that uses distillation to convert salt water into fresh water.
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Straight to Curly Hair
Straight to Curly Hair
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Straight to Curly Hair
Study the physical and chemical changes that make hair curl or straighten. Study ingredients, function of chemicals like thioglycolic acid.
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How Do You Remember?
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How Do You Remember?
Investigate the kinds of memories we tend to store and the emotions we store with them. Determine if memories have a strong emotional component.
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Radioactive Decay!
Radioactive Decay!
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Radioactive Decay!
Construct a model of radioactive decay. Learn more about radioactive decay by modeling the process using coin flips.
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Mystery Powders
Mystery Powders
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Mystery Powders
Use chemical analysis to identify a variety of mystery powders that look the same but actually have very different properties.
4th grade
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Get Emsulfied!
Get Emsulfied!
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Get Emsulfied!
Study emulsifiers and learn how work, use in food science, medicine, soaps and cosmetics. Identify which materials are created using an emulsifier.
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The Eyes Have It!
The Eyes Have It!
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The Eyes Have It!
Study structure of the lens found in the human eye and determine whether it is concave or convex. Prepare a ray diagram, formulate hypothesis.
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What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
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What's in the Box?
Formulate a hypothesis and use the scientific method to determine the guess what is hidden in a box. Test abilities of volunteers, without opening box.
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Extracting DNA from Strawberries
Extracting DNA from Strawberries
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Extracting DNA from Strawberries
This middle school science fair project determines whether DNA is most easily extracted from under-ripe, ripe, or over-ripe strawberries.
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Hot Air Balloon Heights
Hot Air Balloon Heights
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Hot Air Balloon Heights
The objective this science fair project is to determine whether a bigger bag will allow a homemade hot air balloon to fly higher than smaller bag.
5th grade
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The Effect of Caffeine on Plant Growth
The Effect of Caffeine on Plant Growth
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The Effect of Caffeine on Plant Growth
The goal of this middle school science fair project is to examine the effect of caffeine on plant growth.
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Crystal Wonderland
Crystal Wonderland
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Crystal Wonderland
The objective of this science fair project is to examine the effects of temperature on salt and water solutions, as they form crystals over time.
1st grade
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Saline Solution vs. More Expensive Brands of Contact Lens Disinfectants
Saline Solution vs. More Expensive Brands of Contact Lens Disinfectants
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Saline Solution vs. More Expensive Brands of Contact Lens Disinfectants
Discover whether cheap saline solution bottle cleans and disinfects just as well as more expensive kinds formulated with different ingredients.
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The Drawbacks of an Optical Mouse
The Drawbacks of an Optical Mouse
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The Drawbacks of an Optical Mouse
Find out whether optical mice are useful on all surfaces or if there are drawbacks to this supposedly superior solution to the traditional roller-ball mouse.
5th grade
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Which Fabrics Shrink the Most in the Wash? Does Washing or Drying Cause This?
Which Fabrics Shrink the Most in the Wash? Does Washing or Drying Cause This?
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Which Fabrics Shrink the Most in the Wash? Does Washing or Drying Cause This?
Discover which fabrics shrink the most in the wash and why.
5th grade
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Which Type of Sponge Holds the Most Water?
Which Type of Sponge Holds the Most Water?
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Which Type of Sponge Holds the Most Water?
Find out which type of sponge holds the most water.
5th grade
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The 5 Second Rule
The 5 Second Rule
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The 5 Second Rule
Determine if picking up fallen food in 5 seconds or less prevents the transfer of bacteria from the ground.
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A Fishy Memory
A Fishy Memory
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A Fishy Memory
Hypothesize goldfish ability to display long term memory based on your experience training the fish. Evaluate the abilities of goldfish to succeed at tasks.
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Washing Detergent & Hydrophobic Soil
Washing Detergent & Hydrophobic Soil
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Washing Detergent & Hydrophobic Soil
Evaluate the ability of a biodegradable dish detergent to increase the penetration of water in hydrophobic soils.
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What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
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What is Saltwater's Effect on Wheat Grass Plants?
This project examines the amount of saltwater required to affect the growth of plants and subsequent effects on growth and development.
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Fighting the Germs!
Fighting the Germs!
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Fighting the Germs!
This project examines germs and their spread in households. The goal is to learn how to stop the spread of germs and other diseases.
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Don't Get Soap in Your Eye!
Don't Get Soap in Your Eye!
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Don't Get Soap in Your Eye!
Look for correlation between pH values of commercial soaps and detergents and manufacturer claims about eye irritation hazards.
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A Distant Sound
A Distant Sound
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A Distant Sound
Find a mathematical relationship between the intensity of a sound wave and distance from the sound source. Use a pedometer and a sound level meter.
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