1. Fire and Burning-
what factors affect burning? (Quick)
2. Fuels and their
efficiency in producing energy.
3. Musical instruments-
the scientific principles behind them [Exp]
4. Music Versus Noise-
5. Pendulums- how
can a period of a pendulum be increased?
6. Air Pressure
7. How do you establish
"elevation from sea level"?
8. Gears- compare
efficiencies, effect of different lubricants
9. Solar Furnace
10. Lenses- effects
of curvature, materials on light beams
11. Can eggs withstand
a greater force from one direction than from others?
12. How strong are
nylon fishing lines?
13. How strong are
14. Which homemade
airplane design flies best?
15. What factors
affect the bounce of a dropped ball?
16. How do compression
and tension make things strong?
17. How strong is
18. Which type of
lawn sprinkler works best?
19. Which type\size
of light bulb produces the most light?
20. How can the strength
of light be measured?- the effect on degradable materials
21. Which materials
can be charged with static electricity? (Quick)
22. Which battery
lasts the longest?- How can power be increased?
23. What affects
light reflection?- refraction and diffraction of light?
24. Spectrum and
color production- prisms
25. How is sound
produced? What affects the pitch of sound?- What affects the
volume of sound? - How would you measure the velocity of sound?
26. Electric Motors-
principles and factors effecting their efficiency
27. Electric Circuits-
factors affecting voltage, amperage, resistance
28. Magnets and electromagnets-
What affects the strength of an electromagnet?
29. Buzzers and bells
and alarms (electromagnets).
30. Magnet Levitation-
Experiment gravity defying effects of magnetism and build a Magnetic
32. Internal Combustion
35. How is paint affected
by temperature changes?- Elasticity of rubber; effect of glue. (See
projects 110, 111 and 112 in this list)
36. Use of solar
energy- design and construct solar cookers, solar panels, etc.
37. Designing a strong
38. Efficient use
of renewable energy resources- E.G. Wood, Wind
39. Determine the
accuracy of various thermometers
40. How much heat
is required to raise the temperature of various substances by
an equal amount?
41. Principle of
energy conservation coming
42. Comparing active
& passive solar energy systems in cost and efficiency.
43. Designing an energy
44. Can water be magnetized?
45. Make a Minute Timer
A Projector (Make a
50. Air Pressure
(Can air pressure
be used to push, break or bend objects?)
51. Water Pressure
(How does water
pressure change at different depths?)
61. Does the weight of the firework determine how long the firework stays in the air?
100. Compare copper wires to optical
fibers for communication
110. How is paint affected
by temperature changes?
How does temperature
affect the elasticity of rubber? [Exp]
How does temperature
affect the strength or adherence of glue? [Exp]
Effect of moisture on electrical resistance [Exp]
130. Heat convection-
1. Snow- what
happens when it melts; what does it contain; structure of snow
flakes; life in a snowbank
2. Sky Color-
account for differences in color at different times
3. Wind and Clouds-
what are the common wind patterns in your area and why? Is cloud
formation related to height, weather systems and temperature?
Study and record how clouds relate to weather patterns.
4. Water levels-
study and record varying levels over the year in a body of water;
account for differences and the results on the surrounding environment.
5. Dew formation-
how much is formed on a square meter for a period of time; account
6. Wind-does wind
travel at same speeds and in same directions at different heights?
7. Frost formation-
what must the temperature be to form first; what are the effects
of humidity? What is the make-up of frost and dew?
Effect of temperature, wind, or humidity on the rate of evaporation?
9. Rain- can you
measure the speed and force of raindrops?-What is the effect
on soil, with and without ground cover? Could you simulate the
effect of rain? [Exp*]
10. Heat Retention-
does fresh water hold heat longer than salt water? How does water
compare to land and what effect does this have on the weather?
What factors affect the cooling of land?
how do different surfaces affect the amount of sunlight reflected
and absorbed? Design a method of measuring how much sunshine
is available each day. [Exp]
can you collect the amounts of water in the air at different
what is the difference between direct sun and in the shade? Is
the difference constant?
14. Weather records-
Design and build an automatic recording weather device. Test
it over a period of time.
15. Effects of
Humidity- what happens to hair during periods of changing humidity?
How does human hair compare to that of other animals? How do
other materials compare in expansion and contraction. [Exp]
1. Burning of
different materials. coming
2. Everyday activities
that illustrate chemical principles. coming
3. Chemical reactions
that produce energy or that require energy [Exp]
4. Testing of
consumer products- glues, stain removers, tooth whiteners,
mouthwash, detergents, paper towels (See projects
41 to 49 below)
5. Effects of
sunlight on rubber, ink, paper [Exp]
6. Effects of
increased concentrations on the rate of chemical reactions [Exp]
PH levels in mouths of various animals and humans at different
times in the day [Exp]
8. Compare the
surface tension of various liquids [Exp]
9. Dealing with
chemical spills from industry
10. Analyzing snow
and rain for pollutants; samples from different locations
11. Effects of
temperature on density of gases coming
12. Effects of
salt and other contaminants on rate of rusting [Exp]
13. Growing crystals-
factors that affect the rate and the size [Exp]
14. Can you obtain
water from ink, vinegar, milk?
15. What effects
do different amounts of exercise have on the production of carbon
dioxide in humans?
16. Analyze soil
samples for their components, ability to hold moisture, fertility
17. Does the amount
of particle pollution vary with distance from a road, with location,
with height. Determine types of particles found in pollution
how they work and why; commercial applicants and problems
extinguishers - principles
of operation and factors affecting their efficient use [Exp]
20. How do acids
react with different metals under varying conditions [Exp]
21. Identify different
metals by the color of flame when they burn [Exp]
metals based on their chemical activity. Can you devise
an experiment that will list metals in order of their activity,
from the most (potassium) to the least active (gold)? [Exp]
the principles, how different metals can be used and the practical
24. How to make
PH indicator using cabbage? (Quick)
25. How Yogurt
is made? Is it a chemical or biochemical reaction?
26. Effects of
temperature on viscosity of oil (Quick)
27. Chemical reactions coming
28. Brownian movement coming
29. Making salt
water potable, removal of pollutants [Exp]
Fruit Battery (Can you make
electricity from fruits and chemicals?) (Quick)
31. Alkaline battery, Make electricity
Battery, Make electricity from salt water and oxygen (NEW)
Paper towels are better absorbent? (Quick)
Soft Drink Has the Most Carbonation? (Quick)
43. Which wood glue is stronger? (Quick)
mouthwash kills more germs?
Carpet Stain Remover is more effective?
toothpaste has more whitening power?
Detergent Removes the Organic Stain the best?
48. Which paper towel
is the strongest? (Quick)
49. Which tooth whiteners works best?
50. Does candle loose mass when melted
- how monocots and dicots differ - the effects of heat, light,
carbon dioxide, PH level, etc. on germination rate
- factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis (temperature, light
intensity, water, carbon dioxide)
- part of light spectrum used
in photosynthesis [Exp]
3. Leaf - do the
numbers and sizes of stomata vary with different plants - what
happens if stomata are covered and why
4. Family studies on inheritance
5. Genetic Studies - connections between hair and eye color
6. Genetic Studies - connections between hair color and strength
7. Genetic Studies - connections between
sex and lefthandness
9. Reactions of
protozoa to changes in the environment coming
10. The preferred
PH level in the soil for various plants coming
11. Determine the effects of various nutrients on plant growth
12. How does the amount of water affect plant growth?
13. How does the hours of sunlight affect the plant growth?
14. How does the strength
of weed killer affect the plant growth? [Exp]
15. How does the temperature affect the plant growth?
16. How do pollutants affect the plant growth?
17. How does PH level affect the plant growth?
18. Can plants live without Carbon Dioxide?
19. Can plants live without Oxygen? coming
20. What percentage of various plants are water?
21. Roots - how much water is used by different plants? [Exp]
22. Roots - what is the effect of temperature, sunlight, etc., on the use of water (transpiration) [Exp]
23. Roots - how do different types of soils affect the ability of roots to anchor plants?
24. Roots - what factors encourage root growth and what is the effect of water, oxygen, soil type, minerals on root growth?
25. What is the effect of acid rain on
plant growth? coming soon*
30. What conditions are favorable for: -fungus growth- E.G. yeast, mold, mildew diseases
31. What conditions are favorable for: -mushroom production?
32. What conditions are favorable for: growing brine shrimp?
33. What conditions are favorable for: algae growth? [Exp]
34. What conditions are favorable for: bacteria growth or
46. Field Studies -types of
bacteria found around the home. [Exp]
47. Field Studies -types of bacteria found on the body. [Exp]
48. Field Studies -types of bacteria found in soil of different types
System - Factors Affecting Blood Pressure [Exp]
System - Factors Affecting Heartbeat Rate [Exp]
System - Factors Affecting the rate of breathing [Exp]
System - Is there any relation between the blood pressure and the rate
of heartbeat? [Exp]
a Model of Plant or Animal cell.
How big are the plant cells?
How big is a drop of water? Factors affecting the size of a drop in
water based solutions.
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