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7th Grade Life Science Projects Ideas

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

If you need ideas for an upcoming life science project, Study.com is here to help. This article will steer you in the right direction with some awesome plans for a life science project.

Age Groups

Conduct some experiments on people that test various senses like their vision, hearing and smell. You can compare your results across several age groups, dividing them by ranges of 10 years or so. How do the effective uses of different senses measure against each other? Is there a specific age group where one sense begins to drop off at a dramatic rate?

De-Icing and Salt

In the winter time, you might see salt poured on highways and streets to prevent them from freezing for travelers. Research the ingredients that go into the production and use of these chemicals, and determine which ones have the most severe impact on the environment. What can be done to lessen the impact on plant and animal life? What alternatives could be used in the future?

Leaf Pigments

Observe a few main traits of leaves, like their patterns, how they change colors and how they eventually fall to the ground. How do different species operate, and how do their life cycles compare? You can also compare any shifts in their lives as a result of changing climates in your area, and even compare these changes to other sections of the planet.

Dogs vs. Humans

With some petri dishes and nutrient agar in hand, take a swab of your tongue on one sample, and use another swab on your dog. The popular idea is that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's, but with this project, you can prove it. What do you see in both samples? Are there bacteria exclusive to either sample, and do they share any?

Other Project Ideas

With Study.com at your disposal, you should have no trouble finding an area of life science to spark your interest. You can explore the 7th Grade Life Science Textbook, the 7th Grade Life Science Enrichment Program, and the Middle School Life Science Help and Review Course for everything from text lessons, entertaining videos, and even quizzes to determine your favorite area of the subject.

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