Science Projects Webpage
The purpose of this web page is to suggest
projects. Note that most of these projects
ideas are lists of topics and are without
elaboration. We are expanding some of these
topics, but our staff is limited, so the
science project ideas that you will find
here may not be comprehensive. If you find
that a science project idea is too vague
try to fit one of these ideas to it to invent
you own science project:
- What is it?
- Can it be generalized?
- Can you make some general statements about
- Can you simplify your view of it by making
- Does it fit an existing pattern?
- Can it exist?
- Must it exist?
- Can you design something related to it?
- How can it be accomplished?
- What is the process of it?
- How can it be used?
- How can you classify it?
- How is it made?
- How is it related to something else?
- What happens when you consider only a part
- Is it part of something else?
- What are the effects of it on its environment?
- Whare can it be found?
Of course, not all of these are applicable.
While these questions can get you started,
they are not, of themselves, projects. Projects
are where you do something. Here are some
common types of projects:
- Prepare a chart.
- Prepare an exhibit.
- Collect something.
- Search for something.
- Build an apparatus.
- Make a measurement.
- Make a calculation.
- Prove something mathematically.
- Make a model.
- Make a prediction.
- Conduct an experiment.
So, the procedure should be to find a topic,
link it to a question, and then to a project.
Here are three examples:
- From the chemistry list you choose the topic
Carboxylic Acids, the question, "What
is the process of it?", and the project
, "Make a model." So, the project
would be to make a model of some process
related to carboxylic acids.
- From the Mathematics list you choose the
topic Irrational Numbers, the question, "How
can you classify it?", and the project,
"Conduct an experiment." The project
could then be, "Computer experiments
to classify irrational numbers."
- From the Engineering Science list you choose
the topic Particle Kinematics, the question,
"Does it fit an existing pattern?"
and the project, "Make a calculation.."
The project would then be, "Calculating
patterns in particle kinematics."
Cell and Molecular Biology.
Electronics and Computer Technology.
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