More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects

More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects

by Julianne Blair Bochinski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471273387
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/14/2004
Series: Young Adult/Science Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

JULIANNE BLAIR BOCHINSKI is a former science fair contestant, award winner, and judge, as well as the author of The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects. She is now a trademark and copyright law attorney and a member of the Connecticut Science Fair Committee.

Table of Contents

Forewardvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part IA Complete Guide to Science Fair Projects5
Chapter 1Science Fairs and Science Fair Projects7
Chapter 2Before You Get Started11
Chapter 3Getting Started15
Chapter 4Planning and Conducting Your Experiment28
Chapter 5Organizing and Presenting Data37
Chapter 6The Display: Putting It All Together for the Fair44
Chapter 7At the Fair52
Part II35 Award-Winning Science Fair Projects59
1.Does the Composition of Rosin Affect the Sound a Violin Produces? (Physics)61
2.A Hare-Raising Experience: Do Mendel's Theories on Heredity Apply to Rabbits? (Biology)65
3.Heat of Reaction (Chemistry)69
4.A Study and Comparison of the Quantity and Potency of Antioxidents among Various Teas (Biochemistry)72
5.Is there a Correlation between Toilet Paper Texture/Thickness and Low-Flow Toilet Bowl Clogging? (Environmental Science)75
6.Which Vegetable Plant Has the Greatest Development of Calluses after Being Cloned? (Botany)78
7.Sight through Sound I: Can Shape and Color Be Visualized through Sound? Phase I--Sighted Individuals (Behavioral Science)82
8.Sight through Sound II: Can Shape and Color Be Visualized through Sound? Phase II--Visually Impaired Individuals (Behavioral Science)86
9.Evaluating Peak Load and Noise Pollution in Different Types of Asphalt (Environmental Science)90
10.Effects of Garlic and Vitamin C on High Blood Pressure in Human Subjects (Health and Medicine)95
11.The Chladni Effect: Is There a Relationship between the Frequencies Produced and Patterns Created Using Bowed Plates of Various Metals? (Physics)99
12.Natural Attic Ventilation (Engineering)103
13.Legal Tender or Criminal Evidence? (Chemistry)108
14.Can Mosquitoes Be Safely and Effectively Eliminated through Identifying the Variables That Attract Them? (Behavioral Science)112
15.Does Coating Metals Prevent Their Corrosion? A Study of the Effect of Corrosion on Metals in Different Environments (Environmental Science)116
16.Are Rodents Territorial? (Zoology)119
17.Can Water Hardness Be Determined through Soap Bubbles? (Chemistry)123
18.Can Pascal's Triangle Be Found in Various Graphs and Patterns in Various Situations? (Mathematics)126
19.Do Aluminum Pots, Pans, and Foil Leach Aluminum to Acidic Foods Cooked in These Mediums? (Chemistry)130
20.Does Killing Soil Microorganisms Result in Better Plant Growth? (Botany)134
21.Which Type of Flame Retardant Is Most Effective in Reducing the Flammability of an Evergreen Tree? (Environmental Science)137
22.Electromagnetic Emissions: Testing and Comparing the Nonionizing Radiation from Cellular Phones for Relative Safety (Physics)141
23.Can Acid Solutions Remove Green Tones in Light-Colored Hair Caused by Copper in Swimming Pools? (Chemistry)144
24.Which Environment Harbors the Most Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria? (Microbiology)148
25.Do Earthworms Affect the Level of Nitrates and Phosphates Found in Fertilized Soil? (Environmental Science)151
26.Can Canker Be Transmitted to Healthy Trees through Infected Soil? (Botany)154
27.What Is the Growth Rate of Mold among Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrate Food Products? (Microbiology)157
28.Do Typology Theories on Personality Apply to Handwriting? (Behavioral Science)160
29.Which Food or Beverage Provides the Most Immediate and Lasting Source of Glucose to a Hypoglycemic Person? (Health and Medicine)163
30.Do Temperature and Humidity Affect the Sound of Notes Played on a Church Organ? (Physics)167
31.Does Cooking Fruits and Vegetables Deplete Their Vitamin C Content? (Biochemistry)170
32.Which Type of Wood Resists Water Absorption the Best in a Natural State and with Surface Coatings? (Environmental Science)173
33.Which Type of Nonmercury Body Temperature Thermometer Is the Most Accurate? (Health and Medicine)176
34.A Study of the Presence of Bacteria in Moist Disposable Towelettes and Antibacterial Wipes (Microbiology)179
35.The Efficacy of Oral Rinses on the Accumulation of Bacteria in the Mouth (Microbiology)182
Part IIIAppendixes187
Appendix A400+ Ideas for Science Fair Project Topics189
Appendix B100+ Project Titles of Award-Winning Projects200
Appendix CScientific Supply Companies205
Appendix DState, Regional, and International Science and Engineering Fairs208
Appendix EAlternative Science Project Competitions218
Glossary221
Index225

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