• Science fair board  
    Scientists study the world and learn about things using a
    process called the scientific method. By asking important
    questions and searching for the answers, it is possible to make
    amazing discoveries! Sometimes a scientist is unable to answer
    his own question, but if he has taken good notes another
    scientist may come along later who is able to use new
    knowledge or techniques to answer it.
    When you use the scientific method to conduct an
    experiment, you start by making observations about
    something that interests you. Based on your observations, you
    make a hypothesis. This is using what you know to make a
    smart guess about what you think could happen. Then you are
    ready to begin your experiment. All during your experiment
    you take down notes, which are called experiment data. You
    are constantly making observations during this time. You may
    make discoveries that cause you to revise your experiment as
    you go. Eventually, you conclude your experiment and begin to
    look over your notes to decide what it all means. Based on
    what you have learned, you make a final statement about
    whether or not your hypothesis was correct. You have to have
    reasons and evidence to support what you are saying.
    Using the scientific method can be challenging, but
    rewarding. Because all the steps are organized in a process,
    the results are more valid. When you provide observations as
    evidence to support what you are saying, your ideas are more
    likely to be accepted.

     

     

     IDEAS for PROJECTS

    • Does the color of food or drinks affect whether or not we like them?
    • Where are the most germs in your school?
    • Does music have an affect on plant growth?
    • Which paper towel brand is the strongest?
    • What is the best way to keep an ice cube from melting?
    • Can the food we eat affect our heart rate?
    • How effective are child-proof containers and locks.
    • Can background noise levels affect how well we concentrate?
    • Does acid rain affect the growth of aquatic plants?
    • What is the best way to keep cut flowers fresh the longest?
    • Does the color of light used on plants affect how well they grow?
    • What plant fertilizer works best?
    • Does the color of a room affect human behavior?
    • Do athletic students have better lung capacity?
    • What brand of battery lasts the longest?
    • Does the type of potting soil used in planting affect how fast the plant grows?
    • What type of food allow mold to grow the fastest?
    • Does having worms in soil help plants grow faster?
    • Can plants grow in pots if they are sideways or upside down?
    • Does the color of hair affect how much static electricity it can carry? (test with balloons)
    • How much weight can the surface tension of water hold?
    • Can some people really read someone else's thoughts?
    • Which soda decays fallen out teeth the most?
    • What light brightness makes plants grow the best?
    • Does the color of birdseed affect how much birds will eat it? (more info.)
    • Do natural or chemical fertilizers work best?
    • Can people tell artificial smells from real ones?
    • What brands of bubble gum produce the biggest bubbles?
    • Does age affect human reaction times?
    • What is the effect of salt on the boiling temperature of water?
    • Does shoe design really affect an athlete's jumping height?
    • What type of grass seed grows the fastest?

     

     

     

    Cool Food & Cooking Science Fair Project Ideas

     

     

     

    Do various food products really give the health benefits they say on the labels?

     

     

    Test what effects the way you cook meat has on its level of calories.

     

     

    What locations or conditions are best for keeping food fresh?

     

     

    Explore the different types of chemical reactions that occur while cooking.

     

     

     

     

     

    Why are some egg shells brown and some white?

     

     

    Research the science behind different types of diets.

     

     

    What fruits contain the most sugar?

     

     

    Does chemical spraying have an effect on the taste of food?

     

     

    Why do you sometimes get ‘brain freeze’ from cold foods and drinks?

     

     

    Are there any common cooking ingredients that are useful when cleaning?

     

     

    Does eating food make you sleepy?

     

     

    Why is too much candy bad for your health?

     

     

    Is coffee addictive?

     

     

    Why is it so important that we eat fruit and vegetables?

     

     

    Does food presentation affect its perceived taste?

     

     

    Are certain foods more beneficial when eaten for breakfast rather than dinner?

     

     

     

     

     

    Why is an egg shell stronger at the ends than the sides?

     

     

    How does the way you cook a vegetable affect the nutrients you receive from eating it?

     

     

    Are organic foods really better for your health?

     

     

     

     

     

    Cool Sports Science Fair Project Ideas

     

     

     

    What affect does string tension have on the accuracy and power of a tennis shot?

     

     

    Is there an optimal angle to throw a javelin?

     

     

    Research the physics behind throwing a baseball.

     

     

    What is the best way to kick a rugby ball if you want it to spiral perfectly? (Angle, force, point of impact etc).

     

     

    Is physical performance affected by temperature?

     

     

    Why are more people right handed than left handed?

     

     

     

     

     

    How do the gears of a bicycle work?

     

     

    What materials are the fastest to swim in?

     

     

    Determine what role the moisture level in a cricket pitch has on the bounce of the ball.

     

     

    What are the characteristics of different tennis surfaces?

     

     

    Do dimples on a golf ball make it fly further?

     

     

    How does a soccer player curve the ball?

     

     

    Study the physics of throwing a Frisbee.

     

     

    How well do cycle helmets protect your head in the event of an accident?

     

     

    Is it easier to hit home runs in an indoor baseball stadium than it is to hit them in an outdoor stadium?

     

     

    How much does wind affect the flight of a golf ball?

     

     

    Does the rotation of a basketball after a shot is taken affect the chances of it going through the hoop?

     

     

    What role does nutrition play in sport?

     

     

    How does a sailing boat use the wind to its advantage?

     

     

    What affect does playing sport at a high altitude have on the distance a ball will fly through the air?

     

     

     

     

     

    Cool Plants Science Fair Project Ideas

     

     

     

    How well do seeds grow under different environmental influences?

     

     

     

     

     

    How long can different plants survive without sunlight and water?

     

     

    Why do certain plants only grow in certain places?

     

     

    What kind of soil requirements do plants need?

     

     

    Make your own compost.

     

     

    How do greenhouses help plants grow better?

     

     

     

     

     

    Why do leaves change color?

     

     

    Research different types of grass and what conditions they grow best in.

     

     

    Can a plant survive on orange juice rather than water?

     

     

    Investigate if the cross section of a carrot has any relationship to its age.

     

     

    Study some non chemical ways of keeping insects away from strawberries.

     

     

    How does the process of photosynthesis work?

     

     

    After being frozen, why does a banana go brown so quickly?

     

     

    Research the number of seeds in different types of apples.

     

     

    What happens when you overcrowd an area with too many plants?

     

     

    How fast do sunflowers grow?

     

     

    Does cutting down trees on a hill affect the chances of a landslide or slip?

     

     

    Study how does a venus fly trap works.

     

     

     

     

     

    How well do plants grow under artificial light?

     

     

     

     

     

    Science Fair Project-Grading-Mr. Caudle

     

     

     

     

    Student Name:_______________________________

     

     

     

    Name of Project:__________________________________

     

     

     

    Check mark = present and satisfactory

    X = not present or unsatisfactory

     

     

     

    _____Turned in on the due date

    _____Display is neat and attractive.  Effort is clearly apparent.

    _____Title-tells about experiment, is catchy, etc.

    _____Question-What were you trying to find out about?

    _____Hypothesis-What do you think will happen?

    _____Materials-listed

    _____Procedure-step by step description of the experiment

    _____Repeated experiment to see if you get same results-clearly evident

    _____Data-some type of data is included (graph, observations, photos, chart, table, etc.)

    _____Conclusions or Results-What did you learn?  Was your hypothesis correct?

    _____Journal or Notes are separate from the display