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  • Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Build a tower of Lego® Duplos® on slopes of varying angles and determine how deep the foundations need to be to keep the tower standing upright. [E]
    Modifying Bending Stresses in a Flexible Rod [E]
    Detect and measure the turbulent airflow around test structures. [E]
    Test how the type of a windbreak (shelterbelt) affects wind flow. [E]
    Test different wall designs and find the best design for use in windy locations. [E]
    Find out how elevators work using pulleys [E] [P]
    The Effect of Wind Load on a Building [E] [P]
    Why igloos are dome shaped and not square? [E]
    Mass supported by different truss types [E] [P] [P] [P] [P]
    The effect of a building's height on its stability [P]
    Is the pyramid the strongest 3D geometric structure? [P]
    Green Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Bridge, Levee and Dam Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Earthquake Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Test different methods for building structures that are both strong and light. [E]
    Find out how variables such as the shape and angle of a roof affect the house's lift in high winds. [E]
    See which of a variety of materials that are commonly used in home construction acts as the better insulator against heat. [E]
    Measure the bearing capacity of beams of different thicknesses made from uncooked spaghetti. [E]
    Test the bearing capacity of different types of soil. [E]
    Research Skyscraper History, Design and Construction Considerations [E]
    Research Egyptian Pyramid Construction Techniques [E]
    The Effect of a Building’s Shape on Wind/Load Sheer [P]
    Will a structure with a crossbeam support more mass than the structure without it? [P]
    Flammability Comparison of Residential Siding Materials [E] [E]
    Using Electrical Analogy to Study the Resistance to Seepage under Dams with Different Seepage Curtain [E]
    The Effects of Length on the Strength of a Beam [E] [E]
    Test why using rebar in reinforced concrete is staggered for freeway bridge construction and if contact surface area affects bridge strength. [E]
    Design a truss structure based on equilateral, scalene, and isosceles triangles to determine the strength and the architectural benfits of the different triangles. [E] [E]
    Kitchen Surfaces: Which Is Most Durable, Granite or Marble? [E] [E]
    The effects of diameter on the stability of a dome [E]
    Determine the effect of structure shape of buildings on the drag from wind loads [E] [P]
    The effect of temperature extremes on the tensile strength of metals (September 11!) [E] [P]
    The effects of the width, depth and cross-section shape of a beam on its strength [E] [P]
    The effect of the shape of towers on their strength [P]
    What truss designs withstand the most amount of weight? [E]
    What Effects Do Punctured Barriers Have on Moisture Migration? [E]
    Determine if designing a different roof system helps with regular ventilation. [E]
    Find out the best sound absorbing pattern. [E]
    Test different roof trusses and conclude which one can hold the most weight. [E]
    Find out what shape of a balancing beam has the least deflection. [E]
    Green Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Bridge, Levee and Dam Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Earthquake Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Building Materials Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Concrete Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Wood Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Constructing Economical and Durable Rural Roads using Stabilized Glacial Soil [P]
    Stress Analysis on the Length of Compression Chord Affecting the Efficiency of a Cantilever Structure [E]
    Build a geodesic dome using struts made from rolled-up newspaper and determine the strength-to-weight ratio of the resulting dome. [E]
    Test Adhesion of Different Caulks to Surface [E]
    Using Bacterial Biofilms to Reduce Liquefaction [E] [E]
    Study of the Dampening Abilities of Viscous Dampers in Buildings [E]
    How Damping Can Passively Control the Dynamic Behavior of a Structure? [E] [E]
    Determine the connection between tall narrow buildings and a breaking pencil point [P]
    Which new roofing material, proposed to meet the requirements of recent California legislation, reflects the most light and reaches the lowest maximum temperature? [E]
    Green Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Bridge, Levee and Dam Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Earthquake Building Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Building Materials Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Concrete Science Fair Projects & Experiments
    Wood Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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