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Old 12-10-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help guys. This will be my second year of Science fair at my school, and sadly it isn't optional. And last year, well, lets just say in the 3 month period we had to work on the project, my buddy and I started our project with only a week to go.

So, this year I plan on working on my project hard. But one problem...I don't know what I should do. I was thinking of doing a diet coke and mentos volcano, but that would just make a big mess. This is where you guys come in. I just need a topic and I'll take it from there. So if you don't mind....

Oh, btw, my teacher said we can't do bean plants. :P
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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kids still do volcanos?

you should try to debunk global warming, would be interesting to see what grade the teachers would give
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heres a good idea for you...
i did this back in grade 9 and got a really good grade.

the effects of different liquids on plants.
i had about 10 samples (10 small plants in individual small pots) all available to show off...
each plant had been fed using a different liquid... water, tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, coke, etc...
i did the experiment over a 1 month cycle and displayed all of the plants at the end and a write up on each, for every week.

it was pretty bad ass.

my only tip is to really make your project look top notch... you can have the best idea but a shitty display and you'll fail. make it look good and thats half the grade.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm thinking I might do this one.

Measuring Air Pollution Science Fair Project
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Really simple project:

1) Put vinegar in a beaker,
2) Put baking soda in the beaker,
3) Cover the top of the beaker so as to trap all the CO2 gas in the beaker,
4) Once the reaction has finished, "pour" the CO2 gas out of the beaker and on top of a lit candle flame.
5) Explain how the CO2 was produced in the reaction, why you're able to "pour" the CO2 out, and why the CO2 extinguished the flame.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just fill a balloon with hydrogen and put a match to that mother f***er.

Or you can always splice some jellyfish genes into bacteria so they glow in the dark...
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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heres a good idea for you...
i did this back in grade 9 and got a really good grade.

the effects of different liquids on plants.
i had about 10 samples (10 small plants in individual small pots) all available to show off...
each plant had been fed using a different liquid... water, tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, coke, etc...
i did the experiment over a 1 month cycle and displayed all of the plants at the end and a write up on each, for every week.

it was pretty bad ass.

my only tip is to really make your project look top notch... you can have the best idea but a shitty display and you'll fail. make it look good and thats half the grade.
Was urine one of the liquids?
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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heres a good idea for you...
i did this back in grade 9 and got a really good grade.

the effects of different liquids on plants.
i had about 10 samples (10 small plants in individual small pots) all available to show off...
each plant had been fed using a different liquid... water, tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, coke, etc...
i did the experiment over a 1 month cycle and displayed all of the plants at the end and a write up on each, for every week.

it was pretty bad ass.

my only tip is to really make your project look top notch... you can have the best idea but a shitty display and you'll fail. make it look good and thats half the grade.
That sounds pretty interesting ... and I can imagine that the display was neat too!

I did two experiments: a pickle battery (powered a light bulb with a dill pickle) way back when and a fungus experiment (I left pices of bread under different temperature, light, and humidity conditions and watched for the development of mould).

Too many volcanoes ... please don't do a volcano! I like the air pollution idea.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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in grade 8 my buddy built a scale model of a earthquake proof building. to simulate the vibration of earthquake he used his mother's 'massager'... when he brought the project in for the science fair the massager turned out to be a dildo. we had approx 125 grade 8 kids running around the auditorium with a dildo in hand... i'm just glad i'm not a teacher...
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's funny.

Here's what I would do.

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That above photo is gold, Acie.

I know this sounds juvenile, DK, but when I was in grade 4, I did a science project about a solar water purifier. You superglue a cup into the middle of a bowl. Then you pour water into the bowl but not into the cup. You saran wrap the top of the bowl and then you get a high watt lamp to shine its light hovering over the bowl. Not too close though because you don't want to melt the plastic wrap. You put a small weight on top of the saran wrap, in the middle, so it's over the cup. Make sure that it doesn't weigh down the plastic wrap though. The water will heat up, evapourate and the weight on top of the plastic wrap will guide the droplets into the cup. And presto! Clean water.
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That above photo is gold, Acie.

I know this sounds juvenile, DK, but when I was in grade 4, I did a science project about a solar water purifier. You superglue a cup into the middle of a bowl. Then you pour water into the bowl but not into the cup. You saran wrap the top of the bowl and then you get a high watt lamp to shine its light hovering over the bowl. Not too close though because you don't want to melt the plastic wrap. You put a small weight on top of the saran wrap, in the middle, so it's over the cup. Make sure that it doesn't weigh down the plastic wrap though. The water will heat up, evapourate and the weight on top of the plastic wrap will guide the droplets into the cup. And presto! Clean water.
Ya I did water purification using Coal as the purifier. Got me an A and its really in tune to the Green movement of today. Although they problably have more sophisticated green projects nowadays
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I'm sure they have more sophisticated green projects these days, but this is grassroots, brother! And you know all about it. It got me second place at my science fair, so it obviously it works.
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I'm sure they have more sophisticated green projects these days, but this is grassroots, brother! And you know all about it. It got me second place at my science fair, so it obviously it works.
Well you know it was the early to mid 90s that started the whole Green Movement. I'm just saying I think DK godda use the Purification and run with it a step further. Back then these projects were original now they are been there done that
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I did a project last year where I used pine pitch. The goal was to find out what could be added to make the glue the strongest. My vairables were plain pine glue, glue with ashes, glue with coal, glue with eggshells. I tested this on a wood joint. Good idea, and got a A on it.

Before I did one where I grew bean plants, but put gas, diesel, chainsaw oil in the soil before. also A
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