Carbon
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Organic Chemistry
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See how the amount of carbon dioxide captured was changed when using different amounts of calcium chloride with calcium oxide. [E]
Collecting Carbon Dioxide Gas Samples [E] [E]
What is the effect of chlorine concentrations on carbon filter performance? [P]
The effects of ultraviolet light on the depressions in CH (Carbon Hydrogen) plastic films [E]
Test and compare the bending strenth of three kinds of materials, carbon fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass. [E]
How Does Sodium Carbonate Influence the Process of a Fiber Reactive Dye? [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Affinity of Carbon Dioxide to Molecular Sieve 4A [E]
See if you can collect carbon dioxide from soda pop (Pepsi), yeast mixed with sugar and water, and a chemical reaction, which is made from baking soda and vinegar. [P]
Biochemistry
Environmental Sciences
Cleaning the world with sunscreen and pencils! [P]
Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes in Daphnia magna [P]
Comparing (Carbon Monoxide) CO Emissions between Hybrids and Gas-Powered Cars [E]
Compare the amounts of Carbon Dioxide in four common gas sources (human exhalation, ambient air, pure carbon dioxide, and automobile exhaust). [E]
Which street trees (palm, pine, and oak) are most effective in removing atmospherical carbon dioxide and pollutant ozone. [E]
Determine if there is a difference in the amount of carbon dioxide in car exhaust emitted from the use of the 3 different gas grades to find which gas grade people should use to emit the least carbon dioxide possible as the problem of global warming becomes more severe. [E]
Compare the amounts of Carbon Dioxide in four common gas sources (human exhalation, ambient air, pure carbon dioxide, and automobile exhaust). [E]
The Effect of Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Enrichment on the Growth Behavior of Bush Bean Plants [E]
The Effects of Anthropogenic Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Increase on the pH of Earth's Oceans [E]
Compare the burning time, heat output and carbon dioxide emission of ethanol, gasoline and diesel. [E]
Efficiency of a Carbon Filter [E]
Determine the efficiency of carbon, ceramic, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet purification systems of water. [E]
Global Warming
Greenhouse Effect & Greenhouse Gases
Car & Vehicle Pollution
Food Science
Examine the influence of CO2 on the chemistry of soda. [E]
Which amount of carbon will best decolorize apple juice? [P]
Determine if different varieties of sugar affect the amounts of carbon dioxide to be released during the process of fermentation. [E]
The Effect of Lalvin Champagne Yeast on Carbonation and Taste of Home-Brewed Root Beer [E]
How temperature affects the amount of carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages? [P]
The Effects of Temperature and Type of Container on the Concentration of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in Soda [E]
Botany
Figure out whether plant growth is more dependent on nitrogen or CO2 (carbon dioxide). [E]
1. Determine whether plants can survive in a simulated Martian-like environment.
2. Determine whether plants can change the atmosphere from carbon dioxide to oxygen. [E]
Investigate yeast metabolism under aerobic and anaerobic conditions by measuring carbon dioxide output. [E]
Determine if yeast produces more carbon dioxide by taking away the oxygen or adding it. [E]
Photosynthesis
Earth Sciences
The Effects of Anthropogenic Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Increase on the pH of Earth's Oceans [E]
What amount of carbon dioxide affects temperature change in the atmosphere? [P]
Identify the texture, depth, color, structure, moisture, presence of rocks, roots and free carbonates in your neighborhood. [E]
Electricity
Zinc air batteries for affordable, renewable energy storage [P] [P]
How Temperature Affects Carbon Resistors [E]
Electronics
P=Project   E=Experiment   C=Circuit
The Effect of Run Time on the Electrical Resistance of an Alternating Current (AC) Carbon Arc [E]
Build a simple arc transmitter (carbon arc RF oscillator). [E]

Physics
Determine whether a container filled with CO2 would cool at a slower rate than a container filled with ambient air when both containers are heated to the same temperature. [E]
Determine how quickly a carbonated soft drink at room temperature could be cooled to an optimum drinking temperature without diluting the liquid with ice. [E]
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Effect of Carbonated Water's Color Perception on Its Taste [P]
Medicine
Carbands: Flexible High-Strain Biometric Sensors from Carbon Infused Elastic Bands [E]
A Novel Configuration of Carbon Nanotubes to Selectively Target Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells [E]
Find out whether the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) emitted from car warm-up is hazardous to health. [E]
Determine how carbon dioxide pollution affects the heart, specifically exercise heart rates, resting heart rates, and blood pressure. [E]
What type of exercises makes people produce the most carbon dioxide? [E]
Astronomy
Measure carbon abundances, using the medium-resolution spectroscopy (MRS) technique, for stars in the Milky Way's dwarf satellites [E]
1. Determine whether plants can survive in a simulated Martian-like environment.
2. Determine whether plants can change the atmosphere from carbon dioxide to oxygen. [E]
Ecology
The relationship between global warming and the emissions of carbon dioxide gas by forest fires. [P]
Engineering
Playing With Pencils: Comparing the Quantity of Graphene Created by Different Types of Graphite [E]
Comparing (Carbon Monoxide) CO Emissions between Hybrids and Gas-Powered Cars [E]
Find out whether the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) emitted from car warm-up is hazardous to health. [E]
Renewable and Solar Energy
Is It Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product? [E]
Can households effectively turn organic waste into usable energy using anaerobic digestion? [P]
Improving Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells Using Lead Phthalocyanine [P] [P]
Determine if a polycarbonate proton exchange membrane (PEM) can produce more power and cost less than a Nafion PEM [E]
Zoology
Test the effect of carbon dioxide on the outer shell thickness and growth of trumpet coral. [E]
Future Science and Technology
Carbon capture for cars (4-6) [P]
Radiclear - A System to Filter Radium from Water by Using Magnesium Oxide Carbon Nanotube Technology (7-9). [P]
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