Science Fair Ideas - Chemistry
/ Projects (Intermediate to Senior entries)
and basic solutions - how are they produced; how can they be
neutralised; used to modify soil acidity; in lakes; in food; around the
- Recycling plastics; different types of plastic;
- Chemical change and the factors that affect the rate
of reaction (eg heat, light, catalysts, temperature).
- The effects of salts on the freezing point of water
and other liquids.
a digital multimeter into a data logger...use salt sensors,
light sensors, conductivity, etc.
- Chemical principles in everyday life
- Investigate the factors that affect the rate and the
size of growing crystals
- How safe are school
lunches? - how hot does your lunch box get?
- Testing of consumer products such as glues,
antiseptics, mouthwash, detergents, paper towels, water filters.
reactions that produce or require energy
- Experimenting with microbial
degradation of petroleum
- Compare the surface tension of various liquids
- Effects of sunlight on rubber, ink, paper.
- Design and test a simple datalogging device for
chemistry experiments. Perhaps a good PICAXE project?
- How catalysts and their use in industry
- Milk Glue
is amazingly strong stuff!
- How do acids react with different metals under
- Rainwater analysis for pollutants using samples from
- Compare the pH levels in mouths of humans at
different times in the day
a simple data logger for science and maths classes.
sensors for your science experiments.
- Effects of temperature on density of gases
a Casio graphics calculator to a simple data logger for science
and maths classes.
- What effects do different amounts of exercise have on
the production of carbon dioxide in humans?
- Analyze soil samples for their components, water
holding capacity, pH, and minerals
- create artificial limestone caves!
- Types and efficiencies of fire extinguishers
- Identify different metals by the colour of flame when
- Electroplating different metals and uses at home and
- A chemical analysis of the extraction and make up of DNA
- Observation of freezing rates of water for different
of crystal formation using a microscope
- The Stanley Miller experiments and the first
molecules of Life
- Find the optimal gas mixture for a Stanley Miller
- Experimenting with various separation techniques (e.g. electrophoresis)
Scene Investigation our award winning CSI course requires some
applications of chemistry
- A study of esterification reactions
- The toxic effects of alcohol on organic molecules
- Consumer product testing of alcoholic beverages and %