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Ch 10: Science Fair Projects & Experiments

About This Chapter

Explore different types of science fair projects and experiments with the help from our professional instructors. The lessons in this chapter will help increase knowledge on various science experiments.

Science Fair Projects & Experiments- Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Coming up with science fair projects and experiments can be a hard and challenging task. With the help from this chapter, you can learn some new ideas and ways to approach science fair projects and experiments. The different types of projects ideas that are presented in this chapter include:

  • Finding the candle that burns the fastest
  • Determining if finger print patterns are inherited
  • Discovering a laundry detergent that works best
  • Paper airplane project
  • Testing a paper towel's absorbency
  • Popcorn project
  • Rock candy experiment
  • Testing which battery lasts the longest

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Which Bubble Gum Makes the Biggest Bubble? - Science Fair Project

1. Which Bubble Gum Makes the Biggest Bubble? - Science Fair Project

In this science fair project, we will test different brands of bubble gum to see which one blows the biggest bubbles. We will also explore properties of bubble gum that allow it to stretch into bubbles.

Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate? - Science Project

2. Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate? - Science Project

In this science fair experiment we will explore the idea of using chewing gum as a tool to help increase concentration. The purpose of this experiment will be to answer the question, ''Does chewing gum help you concentrate?''

Which Candle Burns the Fastest? - Science Project

3. Which Candle Burns the Fastest? - Science Project

In this experiment, you'll be investigating the chemistry behind candles. By comparing different types of candle wax, you'll be able to understand how melting point influences candle burn time.

Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited? - Science Fair Project

4. Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited? - Science Fair Project

In this project, you'll be learning about the genetics of fingerprinting. By taking samples of different fingerprints from related and unrelated people, you'll be able to explain if and how fingerprints are related.

Which Laundry Detergent Works Best? - Science Fair Project

5. Which Laundry Detergent Works Best? - Science Fair Project

In this project, learn about the science behind laundry detergents. Explore what's in laundry detergent and why some may work better than others at removing stains.

Magnetic Linear Accelerator Science Fair Project

6. Magnetic Linear Accelerator Science Fair Project

In this lesson, you'll be learning how to build a magnetic linear accelerator. By the end of the project you should have a deeper understanding of the magnetic force and how different forces affect the motion of an object.

Paper Airplane Science Fair Project

7. Paper Airplane Science Fair Project

In this project, you'll be designing a paper airplane that flies the farthest. By learning about different forces acting on airplanes, you'll be able to create the most aerodynamic design to keep your plane flying.

Paper Towel Absorbency Experiment

8. Paper Towel Absorbency Experiment

In this experiment, we're going to be testing how much water paper towels can absorb. We'll not only see which ones will be best to clean up spills, but also understand how they work through scientific properties of water. Our goal is to answer the research question: ''Which brand of paper towels has the greatest absorbency?''

Which Nail Polish Lasts the Longest? - Science Fair Project

9. Which Nail Polish Lasts the Longest? - Science Fair Project

In this science fair experiment, we will explore different types of nail polish and learn more about their properties. The purpose of this experiment is to answer the question, ''Which nail polish lasts the longest?''

Rock Candy Science Fair Project

10. Rock Candy Science Fair Project

Today, we'll learn how to make rock candy from a supersaturated solution. When you're done, you'll not only have a tasty treat, but will also have a better understanding of solutions in chemistry.

Popcorn Science Fair Project

11. Popcorn Science Fair Project

In this project, we'll be exploring how moisture affects popcorn kernels. There are many factors that can change how popcorn pops, such as temperature and type of popcorn. We'll investigate moisture content here, but you can easily take your project to the next level by exploring other variables.

Which Battery Lasts the Longest? - Science Fair Project

12. Which Battery Lasts the Longest? - Science Fair Project

In this project, we'll be learning the science behind batteries. We'll learn what's inside batteries that allow them to create electricity and why certain batteries last longer than others.

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