Soil Pollution
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Do detergents affect plant growth? [E]
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
What kind of ice melting products work the fastest and damage plant life the least? [P] [P]
Are There Dangerous Levels of Lead in Local Soil? [E]
Can You Create an "Antifreeze" out of Frost Hardy Plants? [E]
The Effect of Deicer Salt on the Growth of Barley [P]
The Effect of Fertilizer on the Hatching Rate of African Dwarf Frogs [E]
Effect of 1940's Land Use On Arsenic Levels in The Soil Today [P]
The Effect of Antifreeze Type and Concentration on Soybean Growth [P]
Determine the effect of detergents on plant growth [P] [P] [P]
How different deicers affect the survival of plants and animals? [P] [P] [P] [P] [P]
What is the effect of various fertilizers on radish plants? [P]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Effect of Soap Nut Grey Water on the Environment (Soil and Plants) [E]
How Does Crumb Rubber Leachate Affect Paramecium? [E]
Analysis of Nitrogen Levels in Organic Fertilizer Runoff Compared with Inorganic Fertilizer Runoff [E]
The Effects of Everyday Chemicals on Grass and Plants [E]
Are 'Green' Detergents Less Toxic Than Conventional Detergents? [E]
Which plant (Euphorbia, Blue Fescue, Umbrella Plant, or Kale) would decontaminate the most amount of zinc contamination from the soil [E]
Use photolysis to test for foreign chemicals in our soil, food and water supply [E]
Compact Flourescent Lamps or Carelessly Fouling Landfills? [E]
Comparing Different Soil Types in Transporting Toxic Chemicals [E]
The Effect of Deicer on the Movement of Earthworms [P]

Effect of Chlorine Concentration on the Germination of Soybeans [P]
Determine how long pesticide will remain toxic in different soils and in different environments. [E]
Is Soil at Old Gas Station Sites Contaminated by Petroleum Components? [E] [E]
Determine whether local soil contains dangerous levels of lead. [E]
Determine how limiting the amount of water applied to soil will affect the nitrification process from the over-use of nitrogen-based fertilizers. [E]
Absorption of pollutants and pesticides in different soil types. [E] [E] [P]
Determine the effect of detergents on plant growth. [P]
Determine the efficacy of water-absorbing polymers in absorbing liquid contaminants in soil. [E]
Does temperature affect the rate of soil nitrification and denitrification? [P]
Find a biotic alternative to road salt [P]
The Effects of Tobacco on Land Hermit Crabs [E]
High Resolution Uranium Mapping of School Sites in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, Palos Verdes, CA [E]
Investigate how well natural materials absorb pesticides and herbicides from soil. [E]
Compare the effects of a variety of additives on the vitrification of hazardous materials. [P]
Identify and Quantifying Soil Pollutants [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Detecting the environmental dangers of nanomaterials [P] [P]
Biodegrading Naphthenic Acids using Novel Sand Bioreactors in the Process of Bitumen Extraction from Oil Sands [P] [P]
Portable elemental analysis system for heavy metal contamination detection in soil samples [P] [P]
The amount of arsenic in rice [P]
Phytoremediation: Clean Up of Contaminated Soil Containing Selenium Using the Hyperaccumlator Plant, Brassica juncea [E]
Determine how quickly different pollutants would travel through different soils. [E]
Quantify and compare soil uranium and radon concentrations at different school locations. [E]
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