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

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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




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









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




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








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?




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








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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