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Updated on:  Thursday, December 17, 2015 01:46 PM

Listed in these pages are over 250 science project ideas that might be considered by middle school and senior high school students. If you would like to add your own ideas to the list, please submit them to me through e-mail.

Science Fair Project Ideas:  Biology -- Chemistry -- Conservation -- Communications
Education -- Electronics -- Energy -- Physics -- Robotics --
Space

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Physics

  • Demonstrate a how a special optical fiber could be used to measure electrical current, flowing in a wire.

  • llustrate how a micro-mirror array could be used as a high speed light modulator.

  • Build a working model of a Sterling cycle electrical generator, powered by concentrated sunlight.

  • Illustrate how a vortex air swirl could be used to separate minerals on the Moon or Mars.

  • Demonstrate a working solar furnace.  Illustrate how it might be used for making glass and steel.

  • Demonstrate how light pipes could be used to bring natural sunlight to a manned habitat below the surface of the Moon or Mars.

  • Demonstrate how many materials, such as plastic and rubber, become very brittle when cooled to dry ice temperatures.  Demonstrate other materials that don’t become brittle.

  • Illustrate how a blimp could be used on Mars to take detailed photos of the surface.

  • Build a working model of a “hanging weight” energy storage system that could be used on the Moon or Mars.  The weight would be lowered into a very deep canyon and would be connected to a motor/generator.

  • Demonstrate the insulation properties of glass foam.  Show how such materials might be used on the Moon or Mars.

  • Build a working model of a system that uses pressured Marian air as a means to store energy.

  • Demonstrate the principles of a greenhouse.  Show how such structures might be built on the Moon and Mars.

  • Build a working model of a spring powered electrical generator.   The device might be used to power a flashlight or a radio.

  • Demonstrate a “snap action” electrical generator.  Pressing the snap button could kick spin a magnet, which is surrounded by a coil .  The device might be used to power garage door openers or unlock car doors without batteries.

  • Illustrate how a jet of water at 10,000 psi can cut thick steel plates.

  • Demonstrate how optical fibers and a laser could be used to detonate explosives safely.

  • Illustrate how optical fibers could be used for sensitive instruments measuring pressure, temperature, motion, magnetic and electric fields, vibration and biological changes.

  • Demonstrate how optical fibers can transfer optical images.

  • Devise a fluorescent lamp that emits near infrared light using special phosphors.

  • Illustrate how lasers could be used to sense speed of a moving material.

  • Demonstrate how sandblasting with solid carbon diode reduces dust.

  • Illustrate how electrically conducting “Velcro” could have many uses.

  • Display how noise cancellation techniques might be used for something.

  • Illustrate an attachment for a camcorder that allows views inside your mouth.

  • Experiment with infrasonics (very low frequency sound). Build a working unit that can process the low frequencies and make them audible.

  • Demonstrate how Ferro-fluids might be used for something.

  • Demonstrate that colors can be produced from a spinning wheel that contains only black and white lines. Try to explain why it works.

  • Demonstrate the superior strength of some composite materials over conventional steel and wood structures.

  • Illustrate how an audio CD player works. Show how much more information could be put on the CD if a deep blue 350nM laser were used instead of a 830nM infrared laser.

  • Demonstrate that simple electrical nitrogen sparks in air are powerful light sources with very fast rise and fall times. Describe some possible uses for the light pulses.

  • Illustrate how optical radar would work. Show by using the speed of light, the distance to objects can be measured.

  • Illustrate how a scanning electron microscope works.

 

Science Fair Project Ideas:  Biology -- Chemistry -- Conservation -- Communications
Education -- Electronics -- Energy -- Physics -- Robotics --
Space

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