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  • Primary School - Grades K-3
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Investigate how different particles can become rings of Saturn [E]
    Stars And What They Can Become [P]
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    Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Finding Your Location Using Gravity, the Earth's Magnetic Field, and a Sundial [E]
    Determine which stars to use to navigate in each hemisphere of the globe. [E]
    The constellations change in the night sky over different periods of time. [E]
    Investigate constellations and some of the myths / stories behind them. [P]
    Do the Planets Revolve Around the Earth or the Sun? [E]
    What are Cosmic Rays? [E] [P]
    Determine the number of stars that can be seen from your local area [E]
    The sun, stars, black holes and supernovas [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
    Research stars' birth, life, and death. [E] [P]
    Black holes and time [E] [P]
    The Earth
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    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Finding the internal characteristics of variable stars by analyzing their light curves. [E]
    A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyrae and Delta Cephei [E]
    Find out how old is a star (Monoceros R2) by using images from the Faulkes Telescope in Australia. [E]
    Measure the distance to some distant, small objects using motion parallax. [E]
    Use Internet-based software tools and databases to locate the center of the galaxy, based on the distribution of globular clusters. [E]
    Are the globular clusters in our galaxy just one color, and what might we guess from this about the ages and compositions of galaxies? [E]
    Find whether cosmic rays are affected by magnets. [E]
    Determine if you can tell from a light curve if a variable star is a binary system. [E]
    What is Dark Matter? [P]
    Do the Planets Revolve Around the Earth or the Sun? [E]
    Introduction to Nebulae [E] [P]
    Find out if Saturn's moons cause the gaps in Saturn's rings. [E] [E]
    What Are the Effects of Weather on Star Visibility? [E]
    Discover how many of the brightest infrared-emitting objects in an infrared sky patch are familiar objects such as stars. [P]
    Test the stellar parallax theory, a method used to determine the relative distance of stars, through a series of observations taken on a football field. [E]
    Measure true noon time using the sundial principle [E] [E]
    Calculate the circumference of the Earth. [E] [E]
    Explore the deep space - stars and black holes [E] [E] [P]
    The Formation, Evolution and Death of Stars [P]
    The Earth
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    Mars Science Fair Projects
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Learn about how and why NASA false-colors x-ray images; then follow the same procedure to create your own images and compare them to the NASA ones. [E]
    A Computational Investigation of the Structures, Energies, and Formation Pathways of Interstellar Anions [E]
    Measure carbon abundances, using the medium-resolution spectroscopy (MRS) technique, for stars in the Milky Way's dwarf satellites [E]
    How Does Light Intensity of a Star Change with Distance? [E]
    The Effect of Altitude on the Detection of Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber [E]
    Determine whether or not galaxies cluster, and if so, to measure that clustering. [E]
    Extracting Oxygen from Lunar and Martian Regolith Simulant [E]
    Research Radio Astronomy and Build an Amateur Radio Telescope [E]
    A Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) diagram of blazar S5 0716+714 using images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, ground based optical telescopes, and a radio telescope. [E]
    Research White Dwarfs [E]
    Direct Detection of Dark Matter with LENS: A New Directionally Sensitive Low Energy WIMP Detector [E]
    The Thermodynamics of the Rings of Saturn [E]
    Simulation of terrestrial impact craters [E]
    The Weird World of Planets in Binary Star Systems [E]
    Adaptive Optics and Its Role in Stellar Scintillation [E]
    Quantifying the Effect of Skyglow on the Visibility of Stars [E]
    Analyze ultra-high energy cosmic ray showers and characterize their energies and apparent direction of origin. [E] [E]
    Build and demonstrate a sidereal pointer - an instrument that allows you to localize each celestial object in the night sky. [E]
    Investigate and use parallax to determine distances [E] [E]
    The effects of the temperature of the universe on Black Holes as the universe ages. [E]
    Investigate the Cosmological theory of the Big Bang [P]
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