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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Does recycled paper break down faster than new paper? [E]
What makes food decay faster? [E]
Baking soda volcano [E]
Use baking soda and vinegar to create a chemical reaction which launches a rocket [E]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine how different colors of light affect the brightness of a sun-print image. [E]
Figure out the ratio of baking soda to vinegar that will make the biggest power to blow up a balloon. [P]
Measure the effect of temperature on the rate of a chemical reaction. [E]
The effect of reactant particle size on the rate of a chemical reaction [E]
Demonstrate vinegar and baking soda reactions and illustrate their molecular nature [E]
Measure air pressure by using chemicals and corked bottles [P]
Rust and corrosion [E] [P] [P] [P]
Do Air and Light Affect Decomposition? [P]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Kinetics of the Inversion of Sucrose [E]
Using Pennies to Test How pH Affects Copper Corrosion [E]
Determine how the concentration of hydrogen peroxide affects the rate of the iodine clock reaction and calculate the reaction order. [E]
Demonstrate how the rate of a chemical reaction can be altered by light. [E]
Determine the correct ratio of baking soda to vinegar that will result in the highest launch of a plastic canister. [E]
Use UV beads to study a chemical reaction to find out how temperature affects the rate at which UV beads lose their color. [E]
What Voltage Is Needed for Steel to be Protected by Impressed Current Cathodic Protection? [E]
The effect of the particle size of the reactants on the rate of a chemical reaction. [E]
Investigate how changing the level of oxygen affects the exothermic oxidation of iron powder [E]
Spectroscopic Study of the Kinetics of Decontamination Reactions using New Programmable Colorimeter [E]
Which Road Deicer Corrodes Steel the Most? [E]
Compare the amount of water you add to the original mixture with the amount of heat produced in an exothermic rehydration reaction of gypsum [E]
The Effect of Different Chemicals on the Color of Fire [E]
See how the amount of carbon dioxide captured was changed when using different amounts of calcium chloride with calcium oxide. [E]

Carved Pumpkin Preservation [E]
Investigate the effect of temperature and substrate concentration on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen gas and water with two catalyst organic catalase and inorganic manganese dioxide (MnO2) and measure the rate of the reaction. [E]
Can heat speed the process for chemical reaction? [E]
What kinds of garbage breakdown fastest, the most, and the easiest? [E]
Which type of metal is most rust-resistant after being exposed to different liquids. [E] [E]
What types of metal are susceptible to corrosion? What kinds of liquid promote corrosion? [E] [E]
Determine the relationship between temperature and the corrosion rate of aluminum [P]
Which type of paint or paint finish best protects metal from rust? [P]
Which chemicals and biological substances can function as catalysts in the decomposition reaction of hydrogen peroxide to yield oxygen? [E]
How Does the Amount of CO(2) Gas Compare to the Amount of CO(2) Solid after the Sample Has Completely Sublimed? [E]
Which breathalyzer is more effective at registering alcohol? [P]
Measuring CO(2) with Kernels of Millet [E]
Verification of Avogadro's Law [E] [E]
Which Smoke Detector Will Work Best to Alert You to the Possibility of a Fire? [E]
Do Air and Light Affect Decomposition? [P]
Rust and Corrosion Science Fair Projects & Experiment
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Electrolysis Science Fair Projects & Experiment
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Cleaning the world with sunscreen and pencils! [P] [P]
Find the best method of protecting a structure with many wooden components from fire consumption using borax, sodium bicarbonate, white birch and pine. [P]
Find out more about Liesegang rings [E]
Collecting Carbon Dioxide Gas Samples [E] [E]
Study the Chemistry and Physics of a Small Explosion [E]
The Effect of Steel Exposure on Corrosion Rates in an Oil Field Environment [E]
Demonstrate in what ways energy is released in chemical reactions. [E]
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR): Using Surface Plasmons to Detect Chemical Changes [E]
Determine the optimal chromatography conditions for separating flavanoids (flavonoids) in blackberries so that spectral analyses and an antioxidant activity assay can be performed. [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Affinity of Carbon Dioxide to Molecular Sieve 4A [E]
Demonstrate Henry's Law [E]
Is matter created or destroyed during a chemical reaction? (Demonstrate law of conservation of matter) [E]
Put seven metals in order of reactivity using displacement reactions. [E]
The reactivity series of metals [E]
Temperature's effect on the Collision Rate Factor (Arrhenius Equation) [E]
Determine the electro-chemical series of selected metals (relative strengths of oxidizing and reducing agents). [E]
Monitor the progress of a chemical reaction by measuring the amount of colored light absorbed by the solution as the reaction progresses. [E]
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