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  • Primary School - Grades K-3
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Make a centrifuge from a salad spinner and use it to investigate how well a centrifuge separates snow globe snow (glitter) from a liquid. [E]
    Use the difference in solubility of salt and pepper to separate the components of a mixture. [E]
    Test if adding glycerin or corn syrup will improve a mixture of bubble solution. [E]
    Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Find out if adding various amounts of different solutes to water will increases its boiling point. [E]
    The Effect of Temperature and Type of Solute on Crystal Mass and Growth [P] [P] [P]
    Demonstrate the Separation of a Complex Mixture [E]
    Find out how different concentrations of a water / salt solution affects the speed of the Hot Wheels™ Formula Fuelers racer. [P]
    The effect of different soil mixtures and types on plant growth [E] [P] [P] [P] [P] [P] [P] [P]
    Find out if more gravel or sand makes a concrete mixture stronger. [E] [E]
    Find the critical point for colloidal mixtures composed of different types of starches. [E]
    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Figure out a way to separate a mixture of salt, sand, and iron filings, based on the materials' different properties. [E]
    How do different solvents and temperature affect the dissolving rate of various brands of Alka-Seltzer tablets [E] [P] [P]
    Compare different chromatography substrates and solvents to see which combination performs best for separating ink components. [E]
    Measuring Concentration of Solutions (Liquids) using Light [E]
    Get More Hydrogen from Water - Factors that affect an electrolyte's effectiveness: the pH of the solution or ion concentration. [E]
    See if different mixtures of hardpan and sand could be used to help with California water conservation. [E]
    Determine how the temperature of a mixture of water and ammonium nitrate changes with the amount of ammonium nitrate dissolved in the water. [E]
    Separating mixtures with static electricity [P] [P]
    Which yeast mixture rises the most? [P]
    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]
    Are the inks of different markers and highlighters mixtures of the same colors (chromatography)? [P]
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    How Ancient Egyptians Made the World's First Paper [E]
    Which plants stem chaff creates the best paper? [P]
    Identify different unknown compounds and substances [E]
    Effects of Temperature and Solute Concentration on Index of Refraction [E]
    Examining Water Freezing Point Depression as a Function of Solute Ionization from a Thermodynamic Perspective [E]
    Investigate whether sodium polystyrene sulfonate can be used as a subtituent solvent to ether in Li-ion battery [P]
    The Correlation Between Conductivity and Corrosion Potential of Solutions in Simulation of an Oil Field Environment [E]
    The Effect of Electrolyte and Non-Electrolyte Solutes on the Freezing Point Depression of Water [E]
    Measure the change in pH of two salt solutions, connected by a salt bridge, as a current is passed through them. [E]
    Measuring the Amount of Acid in Vinegar by Titration with an Indicator Solution [E]
    Determine whether a mixture of Ethanol and Hydrogen Peroxide will be stable, create a higher amount energy when combusted, burning is cleaner than octane and to evaluate whether this process is safe. [P]
    Earthquakes! Which Soil Mixtures Reduce Damage? [E]
    Test oil-gasoline mixtures in two-stroke engines for cleaner burning - Maxima's Super-M, Maxima's Formula K-2, and Pro Honda's HP2. [E]
    Separation and Analysis of Marine Compounds Using TLC [E]
    Measure the singlet oxygen production of a series of iridium(III) and platinum(II) complexes and characterize these compounds' properties. [E]
    A New Quantum Mechanical Approach in Determining the Octanol Water Partition Coefficients (Kow) of Organic Aromatic Compounds [E]
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