Name: Coaster Dude
About two years ago I did a project on roller coasters and why you don't
fall out of your seat when you go through a loop. I tested it with three
experiments. #1 was to fill a bucket of water and swing it over my head.
With nothing holding the bucket of water in, the gravity or G forces kept
it in the bucket. Then I launched a Hotwheel car through a loop. It
went through. Then I bought the set of K'nex roller coaster and
assembled it. Even though nothing held the car to the track, it went
right trough the looop with no problems. It was really fun. Plus I got
to go to the amusement park (Paramount's Great America) and ride all
kinds of stuff. People stood and looked at my pictures for the longest
time. I got first place in my school and an honorable mention at the
regional fair. People still ask me today about all the roller coasters.
Vallejo, CA USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 15:40:15 (PDT)
Name: David VAn NEst
Does Different Concentrations of salinity have an effect on the Growth of
Red Mangroves? This project got me second place in the engineering fair
and there were 102 others in my same category and I would second out of
all of them. I grew them hyproponicaly it was a fun project that any one
Cocoa, Fl USA - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 11:47:38 (PDT)
Devise a way to drink coca cola hot and carry out research to see what
the public think
New Zealand - Thursday, August 14, 1997 at 12:44:42 (PDT)
I did an experiment called "Distinctive Eyesight" for my 6th grade
project. Though it was a little higher level that 6th grade. I got 2nd at
my school fair but I won Best of Fair in the county SF and 2nd at
regionals. I took 10 illusions out of a Magic Eye book and I showed them
to 10 (you can use more) different people in each of 4 age groups. I
tested them by making up a test with the illusions.
Welling, OK USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 14:25:36 (PDT)
Name: Angela Miller
the effects of electromagnetic fields on eremosphaera algae cells (any
type of microscopic algae can be used)
Angela Miller <Storm863>
Coral Springs, FL USA - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 19:05:16 (PDT)
Last year I did a science project on computers. The topic was "How much
RAM (Random Access Memory) Do You Need for Your Computer?" The catchy
name was "Should You CRAM Your RAM?" I won Superior at my school fair &
went on to win Superior, again, at the county fair. I put different
amounts of RAM in my computer & timed how long it took to open & close
programs. I looked to PC World magazine for helpful reference. It was
a lot of hard work, but it was worth it
SORRY, NO USA - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 17:16:13 (PDT)
Can plants make photographs??
solon, oh USA - Thursday, July 31, 1997 at 19:02:20 (PDT)
Name: Christie Klein
Well, I haven't done this yet, but I thought that it would
be really neat. What is very interesting, is that rats can
swim, walk on tight ropes, and climb on almost anything. My
idea was, you could take 30 mice, 15 females and 15 males,
and see which gender can do better in the maze that you make.
You should make the maze, so it has some of it underwater,
and some of it above water. Mice learn quickly, and make
sure that when you make the maze, that the mice can't climb
out. Also make sure, that they don't have to go under water
too long. If you have any questions, go ahead and e-mail me
Christie Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leesburg, VA USA - Thursday, July 31, 1997 at 11:06:54 (PDT)
Name: Steven Schwartz
In school, I did a science project on acid rain and its
effects on plant growth. In an earlier experiment, we
determined (using pH paper) that there indeed was acid rain
in the Los Angeles area. We recreated a solution of acid rain
that matched the pH of the actual rain. We then grew tomato
plants in both local soil and plain sand and watered plants with
"acid rain" and with normal tap water with less acid content.
We then measured the growth of the plants and compared results.
Very cool. Enjoy!!
Steven Schwartz <email@example.com>
Springfield, VA USA - Thursday, July 31, 1997 at 06:50:17 (PDT)
Name: Terri Lawson
What bat weight will allow you to hit the ball farthest?
Terri Lawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Woodbridge, va USA - Wednesday, July 30, 1997 at 07:34:14 (PDT)
Name: Jocques Stalkes
To test the way animals react to different types of music.
Jocques Stalkes <Ltabb@juno.com>
Paris, USA - Monday, July 28, 1997 at 17:06:11 (PDT)
Name: Vicki Brown
Many of the science fair projects compare different brands or types of
products. My project tested the difference between different types of
ear plugs. Get a wig stand made of styrofoam, drill holes where the ears
belong, put a decimeter (sound measuring device) into the center of the
head, and place the ear plugs into the ear holes. Varying sounds can be
made outside of the head which are recorded by the decimeter. The exact
same sound must be used for each of the ear plug styles. The sound that
we used was a song from a CD at the same volume, and a gun shot. This
project received a first place at the regional science fair.
Vicki Brown <email@example.com>
Seminole, tx USA - Saturday, July 26, 1997 at 13:12:00 (PDT)
Name: Mandy Brown
Build an apparatus that measures the amount of capacity that you have in
your lungs (called a spirometer). Take two plastic buckets (one which
fits into the other). The idea is to fill the larger bucket with water,
invert the smaller bucket into the water, and blow air into the smaller
bucket through a tube. The small buycket will rise as the bucket is
filled. Yardsticks were glued to the outside of the large bucket so that
the rise of the top of the small bucket could be measured in centimeters.
As different people try the apparatus you will bet different amounts of
air and different measurements of the rising of the bucket. This project
has been used to test which sex has the greatest lung capacity, and
whether athletes or non-athletes had the greater capacity. The two
projects each took first place overall in the regional science fair.
Mandy Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seminole, tx USA - Saturday, July 26, 1997 at 13:05:17 (PDT)
Name: James Lyon
My idea is you take 10 kids at the same age (as close as
possible) and give them an E.S.P test to find out how common
E.S.P is in their age group. You would have to test them about
10 times to make sure it's not just luck. I have a basic E.S.P test
programme and if you would like it
E-mail me with your address and i will send the file to your
address (file will be pkziped)
My address is email@example.com
Auckland, -- New Zealand - Friday, July 25, 1997 at 16:58:53 (PDT)
Name: Kristen wesoly
What is the effect of a disinfecant on the growth of bacteria?
Fun experiment, I placed high in school fair, controlled
Kristen wesoly <THERADR@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 08:33:36 (PDT)
Can Earthworms Be used to Recycle Kitchen Wastes into fertile Garden Soil?
USA - Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 08:10:21 (PDT)
Name: Derek Butchart
Music's Affect On Teen Studying
Sturgeon Falls, ONT Canada - Monday, July 21, 1997 at 15:59:03 (PDT)
Name: Alice Everage
There are many different ways to do science fair--
what are the real reasons that you may be doing one?
If you think of this as a opportunity then you science fair
will be more fun. If you need help with the whole project
E-mail me. I am a pharmaceutical chemist and a science
advisor to 4 different high schools. I encourage parents to
e-mail too for help with their children's project. Hope to be
hearing from you soon.
Alice Everage <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Columbus, OH USA - Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 09:18:14 (PDT)
Name: Desarae Muller
for science fair, i found that impressing the judges with what you know
about your project is the most important thing. i did an extensive study
of aquatic habitats. i created environments in jars and sealed them.
simular experements can be done. e-mail me at email@example.com if
you have any questions.
Desarae Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lolo, MT USA - Thursday, July 17, 1997 at 22:15:24 (PDT)
Name: Fred Niell
I suggest building a small particle accelerator.
I built three: a linear accelerator, and two cyclotrons.
Particle accelerators demonstrate and prove several laws of
physics. They are not so hard to build, either.
For more information, see my web site.
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, July 07, 1997 at 09:07:05 (PDT)
Well, when I was in the seventh grade I did a project called 'How does
lack of sleep affect behavior?' Well I typed up a questionaire for four
different ages groups:
well some of the question were to determine how much sleep that person
usually gets and how did they feel when they didn't get there normal
hours of sleep. I got third place at my school and went on to the
Regional Science Fair.
Jxn, MS USA - Saturday, July 05, 1997 at 10:18:42 (PDT)
I kinda' read this idea in a science fair book, so it's not really mine,
but this one girl at our science fair used it and she won best in fair.
Ok, it's about using beta carotene to fight cancer in plants. You need
to infect the plants with Agrobacteri
um tumefaciens(some plant carcinogen) first and then treat them with beta
carotene. The rest is up to you to figure out, it's really not that
hard, good luck! Oh, and I'm kinda looking for a good science fair
project too, so if you have any great ideas then pleeeaaassseeee e-mail.
Thanks a bunch!!!
Round Rock, TX USA - Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 17:32:41 (PDT)
Name: Laura Cohn
Please visit our school's Virtual Science Fair website for lots of
fantastic science fair ideas! Drawings, photographs, and related websites
Maitland, FL USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 14:24:27 (PDT)
Name: Matt Graham
Last year, I did a project using a cheap $45 laser and measured
with a solar pannel how different kinds of mirrors and "strobing"
the laser beam with a cardboard disk affected its output. It
took me to the regionals and won we a couple awards. This year
I am manufacturing my own holograms, but now I am unsure what
parctical experiments I can do using this teachnology can you help me?
Matt Graham <email@example.com>
Bolton, Ontario Canada - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 18:43:26 (PDT)
At my school science fair I recieved a superior rating, third place, the
best in my category, and the principals award. I caught 15 tadpoles and
divided them into 3 groups of 5 and gave each the same amount of food,
water, and sunlight. I gave each a different kind of food though. High
protein freeze dried worms, Tetra fin fish food, and the tadpoles natural
pond plant were the three different kinds of food I fed them. Then I
weighed them once a week.I wanted to find out which food would cause them
to gain the most weight over a period of 15 weeks. High- protein made
them gain the most weight!
Ostrander, Oh USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 10:57:15 (PDT)
Name: meghan eyerman
which food would cause tadpoles to gain the most weight?
high-protein freeze dried worms, tetra fin fish food, or their natural
ostrandetr, oh USA - Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 10:46:25 (PDT)
Name: Lindsay Trawick
I'm interested in doing a science fair project on the
Microsoft Voice software that came with my computer.
I'm thinking about things such as finding the most needed
voice commands and then the words that are needed to train
the program to recogize that command. The word won't always
do it. If you have any suggestions on this project or any
suggestions on Science Fair projects in general PLEASE,
PLEASE, PLEASE e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance.
Lindsay Trawick <email@example.com>
Hot Springs, AR USA - Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 12:55:53 (PDT)
Name: Jess Zabell
What I did for my 6th grade Science fair this year was, I wanted to know
if a dog's mouth or a human's mouth was cleaner so I took a sample of
spit from each specimen and spread it on agar(bacteria food) then I
covered it and waited to see if the dog's dish or human's dish had more
bacteria on it. The specimen with the bigger and nastier black and brown
spots on their plate of agar had the dirtier mouth. I guess I should tell
you how it turned out but you might get different results. It all depends
on how you do the project. Back to what I was saying, in my project the
dog had the dirtier mouth. In the science fair there was 69 people in the
6th grade this year and I got 3rd place so it's a pretty good project.
This is a good project if you one can't think of anything else or just
wants an easy project. Email me for more details if you need 'em.
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at 17:44:17 (PDT)test which bubblegum flavor lasts the longest
USA - Sunday, February 02, 1997 at 08:56:33 (PST)If you grow 16 plants, 4 in soda, 4 in coffee, 4 in vinegar and 4 in water as your control, which plant will grow faster? Answer: coffee
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 16:49:58 (PST)We used a Fresnel lens to boil water and compared the results to that of gas and electric stove's time. If you have any more ideas on what we could do with a Fresnel lens let us know.
USA - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 08:06:08 (PST)You grow 18 plants from seeds. 6 of them you grow in sand, 6 in half sand and half dirt, and 6 of them in all dirt. Fertilize half of the plants in each growing substance. See how tall each grows and how many leaves.
It's easy and got me third place last year.
Martinsburg, WWWV USA - Friday, January 31, 1997 at 08:27:45 (PST)My sons won first place at the county science fair by
answering the question "How does the size of the sand
particles used to make bricks affect it's strength?"
They took sand and sifted it into three different size
particles and made flat bricks by combining the sand
with Elmer's glue and water. The bricks had to sit for
a week or so before they hardened. They then tested which
brick was strongest by clamping the bricks to the edge of a
table surface and gradually increasing weights attached to
the brick using vise grips until the bricks broke.
Dawn Baddock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arnold, Md USA - Friday, January 31, 1997 at 08:01:23 (PST)Beer drinkers normally are loyal to a brand.
Let them try different brands on unmarked glasses, ask them
wich one is their preferred brand.
I did it with beer and orange juice, I submitted the orange
Juice because is more "politically correct".
Javier Andres Rivas <email@example.com>
Miami, FL USA - Friday, January 31, 1997 at 02:54:19 (PST)The best sceince fair project is cryobiology. It is when you freeze somthing
and then bring it back to life. I got first place at the regional science fair.
North Bay, Ont. Canada - Thursday, January 30, 1997 at 18:46:25 (PST)does the colour of your skin affect the amount of friends you have?
georgetown, ont canada - Wednesday, January 29, 1997 at 12:49:23 (PST)What about taking bread and the affect of different amounts of say
sugar and yeast.E-mail me for more info P.S I got good in Grade 6
Jenny Greenop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Canada - Tuesday, January 28, 1997 at 16:34:34 (PST)Last Year I did projecton mold. It was really interesting. What I did
was I took bread; homemade and storebought and put them in 3 different
temperatures. We also got different types of bread brown and white. It
got is really far in the science fair like A+
Jenny Greenop <email@example.com>
Canada - Tuesday, January 28, 1997 at 16:21:23 (PST)Iam going to do my science project on what precentage of
people really stop at at the stop sign. All you have to
do is stand near a stop sign and see if they completly stop,
slow down and roll past or if they just go. You can record
if it was a male, female, young, or a old person. Other
variables can be at what time you do it and at which stops
you do it at.
Christine Philip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, January 25, 1997 at 12:43:12 (PST)my project is on bio rusting you get eight jars and 4 common nails 4
galvinized nails put water in all jars but two which you just leave with
for a control sand the common nails add salt to two jars and stir leave
one with water and one I'm not telling. then you wait a few days and see
Lansing, Il USA - Friday, January 24, 1997 at 15:27:43 (PST)We used a Fresnel lens to boil water and compared the results to that
of gas and electric stove's time. If you have any more ideas on what we
could do with a Fresnel lens let us know. joe
USA - Sunday, January 19, 1997 at 09:12:34 (PST)What do you do if you have to orient in space and have no "horizon",
such as we have on earth? I am thinking of a space ship situation, where
events can happen in any direction from your position, but there is no
easy and immediate way to identify the direction. Current co-ordinate
system (cartesian co-ordinates) has three axes in 90 degree co-ordination.
But the three axes only cover a squarish space that is delimited by the
axes, such as a room, with the axes starting in one of the corners of the
room. This is not very good for orientation in space, as in that case, we
have to look beyond the enclosed space of the room. We normally do this,
by assigning negative figures to the distances on each axis in order to
distinguish 'inside' from 'outside'. Too complicated for immediate
orientation in space. My idea is, to use the geometry developed by
Buckminster Fuller, and make a system of four axes, which cover all space,
in 120 degree co-ordination with each other. Each one of the axes is
assigned a color, starting as full intensity at the axis, and gradually
lessening in intensity as the direction diverges towards the next axis. If
we do this with each one of the four axes, we get a unique color coding
for each and every possible direction. You can "attach" this system to
your spaceship and everyone in the ship can immediately agree which
direction you are indicating, without any complications. Important in
battle situations... Read more about my idea in my home page
http://www.agora.stm.it/J.Hasslberger Josef Hasslberger <email@example.com>
Rome, Italy - Friday, January 17, 1997 at 05:44:59 (PST)test the memery of a mause
USA - Thursday, January 16, 1997 at 12:34:18 (PST)cut a bunch of flowers and then try to find which one can stay alive
the longest using different kinds of water, fertilizers and maby even
Matt Morrison <Dan_Morrison@msn.com>
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada - Wednesday, January 15, 1997 at 16:55:25 (PST)people are still talking about this project ! I tested false nutrition
claims against true nutrition claims . I told what kind of foods are OK to
eat and put out good cooking tips and nutritional information . I had
samples of food which caused a greatintrest in the project . It is really
great but a little expensive. I think it was a good price to pay for an A
Leslie Dewees <Star2be 12>
Dallas, PA USA - Monday, December 09, 1996 at 12:07:56 (PST)More science fair ideas can be had at AMATEUR SCIENCE webpage.
Don't miss the Hand-drawn Hologram project.
Go here to
find links to other sites for science fair ideas.
Bill B <>
USA - Friday, November 22, 1996 at 15:53:59 (PST)