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Science Fair Projects Selected for 2014-2015 in 7th and 8th Grade

Page history last edited by Scott Knoflicek 5 years, 6 months ago

Behavior/Social Science (only 10 projects) CLOSED

1) Honesty: How Prevalent Is It?

2) Testing How Clothing Choices Impact the Behavior of others Around Us

3) Warped Words and Stroop Effect

4) Decisions, Decisions: Judging a Book By it's Cover.

5) Memory Mnemonics

6) Thats a Real Smile... Or is it?

7) Its Written All Over Your Face: The science of facial Expressions.

8) How Many Numbers Can You Remember?

9) Movie Music

10) Do the Eyes have it?

11) Pretty Packaging: Can Attractive Packaging Lead to Healthier Eating?

12) The Bouba-Kiki Effect

 

Environmental Science (only 10 projects)

1) Goo-Be-Gone: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

2) Getting Carried Away- Measuring Soil Erosion

3) Are you in Hot Water? Use the Sun's Energy to Heat your Own Water.

4) Water from Thin Air Experimenting with Dew Traps

5) Bug Vacuums: Sucking up Biodiversity

6) Recycling Graywater: Can Plants tolerate it?

7) Acid Rain and Aquatic Life

8) Are there dangerous levels of lead in the Soil?

9) Air Particles and Air Quality

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Biochemistry (only 10 projects)

1) Creating a Kidney: How Stem cells might be used to bioengineer a vital organ.

2) You Want Fries With That? The Science of Crispy Potatoes

3) A juicy Project: Extracting Apple Juice With Pectinase.

4) Molecular Scissors

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Mathematics (only 10 projects)

1) Basketball: The Geometry of Banking a Basket

2) What's the Fastest Way to Solve A Rubiks Cube?

3) Devising an Algorithm to Solve a Rubiks Cube.

4) M&M Math

5) Pick a Card any Card.

6) The Birthday Paradox

7) Dice Probabilities

8) Play Doh Math

9) Juice Box Geometry

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Botany (only 10 projects)

1) How Do Roots Grow When the Direction of Gravity Changes?

2) Moss is Boss: Using Plants to Determine Direction.

3) How Many Seeds do Different types of Fruit Produce.

4) Hydroponics: Gardening Without Soil

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Medicine/Health (only 10 projects)

1) Crossed Up: Does Crossed Hand/Eye Dominance Affect Basketball Shooting Percentage?

2) Electrolyte Challenge: Orange Juice Vs. Sports Drink

3) Blood Sugar Balancing Act: How Exercise Tips the Scales

4)  Are Your Eyes Playing Tricks on You? Discover the Science Behind Afterimages!

5) Fast Food: Can Peppermint Improve Reaction Times

6) Pinnocchio's Arm: A Lie Detector Test.

7) Heart Health: How Does Heart Rate Change With Exercise.

8) Do you Have the Willpower to Taste Something Sour.

9) Drugs and Genetics: Why Do Some People Respond to Drugs Differently than Others?

10) A day in the Life of Your Heart.

11) No Pain Lots of Game

12) Fighting the Flu: How your Immune System uses its Memory

13) Are you Left or Right Sided?

14) You Are What you Eat!

 

Chemistry (only 10 projects) -CLOSED

1) Crime Scene Chemistry—The Cool Blue Light of Luminol

2) Egg-cellently Cooked Eggs: The Process of Soft-Boiling an Egg

3) Saturated Solutions: Measuring Solubility

4) From Sauce to Solid: The Science of Cranberry Condiments.

5) Does Chemical Lightening Affect the Structure of Human Hair?

6) Rocketology: Baking Soda _ Vinegar = Lift off!

7) Determining Iodine Content of Salt.

8) Chemistry of Ice Cream Making: Lowering the Freezing Point of Water

9) Column Chromatography: Can you Separate the dyes in Grape Juice?

10) How to Make the Brightest Tie Dye?

 

Microbiology (only 10 projects)

1) Yeast Busters: Stopping Fungus 

2) An Aerobic Exercise: Yeast Metabolism

3) Do it Yourself DNA

4) Yeast Reproduction in Sugar Substitutes

5) How Much DNA can you pack into a Cell?

6) Pedigree Analysis

7) Save those Spoiling Strawberries

8) How Well Do Disinfectants Work?

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Computer Science (only 10 projects) - CLOSED

1) Password Security: How Easily Can Your Password be Hacked?

2) Want to Make a Video Game; Heres How!

3) Creating a Video Game for the Blind

4) Think Fast: Do Video Game Players Have Faster Reaction Times Than Non-Video Gamer?

5) Do People Use Different Passwords for Different Accounts?

6) How Fast is Your Computer?

7) Sweating the Score: Can Video Games be a Form of Exercise?

8) Pinwheel Magic: Take a Spin with Animation

9) What Materials Can Block a WiFi Signal?

10) Distracted Drivers: Do distractions affect Driving Video Game Scores?

11) Color Saturation.

 

Physics (only 10 projects) -CLOSED

1) Burning Calories: How Much Energy is Stored in Different Types of Food?

2) Circus-Trick Science: How to Balance Anything

3) How Long Will My Sleepy Yo-yo Sleep?

4) Roller Coaster Marbles: Coverting Energy

5) What's the Point of Boiling?

6) From Brine to Beverage: Solar-Powered Salt Removal.

7) A Change in the Winds: Studying Bernoulli's Principle

8) Nothing But Net: The Science of Shooting Hoops

9) Supercooling Water and Snap Freezing

10) Can Water Float on Water?

11) What is the fastest way to cool a soda?

12) A Magnifying Discovery

13) How Far Can you Throw or Kick A Ball?

14) Picture this: Building a Cell Phone Microscope.

15) Parachutes: Does size Matter?

15) How salty does the ocean need to be for an egg to float?

16) The science of Spin (of a soccer ball).

 

Earth Space Science (only 10 projects)

1)  The Moon and Tides

2)  Landslides: What Causes Rocks to Slide Down a Slope?

3) Star light, Star bright: How does light intensity change with distance

4) Tracking Geomagnetic Storms in the Ionosphere

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Zoology (only 10 projects) - CLOSED

1) Tail of the Tail 

2) Dog Smarts: What's Going on Behind those Puppy-Dog Eyes?

3)  Animal Magnetism: Do Large Mammals Align Themselves with Earth's Magnetic Field?

4) Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited?

5) Drawing Circles Around Ants

6) Can you Predict a Birds Lifestyle Based on Its Feet?

7) M&M Survival Challenge

8) Pedigree Analysis: A family tree of traits

9) Are Finger Patterns Inherited?

10) How Tweet It Is: Bird Songs in Classical Music

 

Engineering (only 10 projects) -CLOSED

1) The Leaning Tower of Pasta

2) Fallen Arches: The Surprising Strength of Eggshells

3) Sliding Light: How to Dim a Switch

4) Racing Bristlebots: On your Mark Get Set GO!

5) Build a Motion-Activated Guard Robot

6) Exploring Nanotechnology: Fold Roll And Stack your way to Super Strong Materials.

7) Digital Pinhole Camera

8)  Is this connected to that? Use a homemade electronic tester to find out if electricity can flow between two objects.

9) Soda Straw Robot Simulator

10) Pencil Resistors

11) Bombs Away! A ping pong Catapult.

12) How does the number of moving surfaces effect the symmetry of a harmonograph?

 

 

Consumer Science (only 10 projects)

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