Science Project

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  1. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Well, it turns out that I have a science project for the science fair due in two weeks and, guess what, I need adice. I've done a lot of these before, but it seems my scientific creativity is a little worn out. I do have a few ideas though:

    -Which type of bread molds faster
    -Does the amount of sunshine affect plant growth

    yep. That's pretty much all I got right now. Any advice or suggestions on what I could do would be pretty cool. Thanks.:thumb:
     
  2. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    What grade are you in so we know what level of science fair projects to suggest.
     
  3. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    8th Grade.
     
  4. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    oh ok, well what i did in 8th grade was What type of material stops the flow of magnetism best. Or something like that lol.
    In 7th grade i also did a sci fair project on what kind of hovercraft works best, and i made toy hovercrafts. Back in my middle school we had to try to go above and beyond because i was in the science magnet program. Good luck to you.
     
  5. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Cool. I like the sound of the 1st one. It sounds pretty fun.
     
  6. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    Perhaps try Electro-magnets vs wheels. It depends how interested you are, and how much work you want to do.
     
  7. drmario

    drmario New Member

    I wouldn't do the second one. A plant won't grow without sunshine, that's where it gets the energy to perform photosynthesis from.
     
  8. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Well, I would give it sunligt, just not as much as the others. I'm leaning toward Mold or the magnet thing mentioned by Chromecatz. Heres another: Does the different type/brand of fertilizer affect plant growth.
     
  9. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    That's simple, though. It's bascly entirly the nitrogen conten that determines it.
     
  10. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Bread mold is easy, though if you only have 2 weeks, you won't have that great of a result.

    A classic one is a hot dog cooker using foil and stuff.
     
  11. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Hot Dog Cooker? Explain plz.
     
  12. ilikegengar

    ilikegengar Member

    Hi Kabutops 141,
    I love science projects!

    I think the plant project with sunlight and/or fertilizer has been done before. The bread project sounds good, like something Lous Pasteur would have done. Maybe take it a step further and try and prevent mold growth. . .

    What type of fair is this? I mean, do you just write up your findings in a poster board format, it this a "hands-on" fair or do you need to demonstrate something?

    My son did a project on tornadoes. He made lots of models of tornadoes in a jar to demonstrate the vortex. That was fun for hands-on. Another he made a model of the human fore-arm. You raised the arm with a pulley action to demonstrate that muscles pull, they don't push. Another time a fun one with static electricity. He shocked a lot of people that day. These were all ideas for a hands-on fair.

    The internet has tons of ideas. Are you out to win a prize? I'd suggest something in a branch of science that may not be as popular. Thay may catch a judges eye--like genetics or chemistry or something.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide!
     
  13. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    It's pretty much a write your findings down on a poster board format. Great ideas everyone!
     
  14. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I dunno how to explain it really, but basically it's a solar hot dog cooker; you basically get some foil or something and arrange it out in the sun so that it'll cook hot dogs. It'd be best if you asked someone else, I personally never actually assembled one, but I've seen it around all the time.
     
  15. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Cool. That gave me an idea. : On which do hot dogs cook better/faster on, glass, plastic, metal, or cement.
    How's this one?
     
  16. ilikegengar

    ilikegengar Member

    How about cooking an egg? You know, the old "it's so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk" line. :smile:
     
  17. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    That's cool, but I think I have decided what I'm going to do it on. I'm going to do: Which grows mold faster, fruit, veggies, bread, or cheese. I'll put each item in a jar w/ a damp paper towel and put it in my closet.

    Thanks everyone because w/o your ideas, I wouldn't have thought of this one!

    Later,
    -Kabutops
     
  18. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    Cheese will definatly be the fastest.
     
  19. Muninn

    Muninn New Member

    Fruit takes a really, really long time to grow mold. Don't get mold confused with rot on that one.
     
  20. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, just make sure you keep each environment essentially the same, otherwise your results are gonna be flawed...and make sure to creep everyone out by throwing the mold on them at the end :tongue:
     

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