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Physics
P=Project   E=Experiment
Using magnetic levitation to measure gravity [P]
What is antimatter? [P]
Sound and Matter Experiments [E]
Bending space-time, matter and gravity [E]
Light Energy Effects on Matter [E]
The effect of length, mass, and arc on the frequency of a pendulum [P]
How Does the Period of Motion of a Pendulum Depend on Its Mass, Amplitude, or Length? [E]
The mass of the electron by measuring the Compton scattering effect at different angles using a scintillation detector [P]
Determine the effect of arrow mass on its penetrating depth. [E] [E] [P] [P]
Measure the torque on an electric motor by the mass lifted by the motor. [P]
Is the distance of a certain mass when launched by a catapult affected by the potential energy and angle of the catapult? [P]
Evaluate how different sling lengths and counterweight masses affect the distance a trebuchet throws a ball. [E] [E]
Effect of Trebuchet Arm Length or Counterweight Mass on Projectile Distance [E]
Repeat Eötvös experiment (the correlation between inertial mass and gravitational mass, demonstrating that the two were one and the same) [E] [E]
Test if acceleration remains constant between three different balls - on an inclined wooden plank - with different masses, diameters and materials. [E]
The Effects of Inertia, and the Potential Energy on Different Kinds of Masses, Shapes, and Dimensions [E]
The effect of mass on the amount of force needed to move it at a steady speed. [P]
The effect of the steepness of a slope and mass on collision outcome. [E]
Enhance the effectiveness of an Michelson interferometer by submerging the reference mass in liquid. [E] [E]
Build a Laser-Based Device to Weigh Small Masses [E]
Determine if photons in sunlight exhibit detectable mass properties when striking a mechanical detector. [E]
Gravitation and Gravity
Trebuchet Catapults
Mechanics
Engineering
How Much Mass Can a Suspension and Truss Bridge Hold? [P]
Which bridge type would support the most mass? [E] [P] [P]
Mass Supported by King-post and Queen-post Truss Designs [P]
The Effect of Truss Design on Mass Supported Before Failure [E] [P] [P]
The Effect of Bolt Mass vs. Depth of Penetration [P]
Does Altering the Mass Distribution of a Drumstick Affect Its Rebound off a Snare Drum? [E]
How do bullet mass, powder type and amount affect bullet velocity? [P]
Determine the effect of arrow mass on its penetrating depth. [E] [E] [P] [P]
Using the Thermal Mass of a Building to Lighten the Load of an Air Conditioner [E] [E]
Effect of Trebuchet Arm Length or Counterweight Mass on Projectile Distance [E]
Measure, by using a light sensor, the vibrational frequency of spring/mass combinations using springs of different stiffness and a graded range of masses for each spring. [E]
Will a structure with a crossbeam support more mass than the structure without it? [P]
Mass supported by different truss types [E] [P] [P] [P] [P]
Machines, Tools and Instruments
Medicine
The Effect of Body Mass Index (BMI), Leg Length, and VO2 Max on Ergometer Scores in Males and Females [E]
Determine if Body Mass Index relates to physical fitness level as determined by the Harvard Step Test. [E]
Novel Genetics-Based Early Disease Detection Using Ontology-Driven Microarray Semantics with Optimized Mass Spectrometry [E]
How does body mass index affect the cardiovascular system? [P]
Metals in Medicine
Astronomy
What is Dark Matter? [P]
Direct Detection of Dark Matter with LENS: A New Directionally Sensitive Low Energy WIMP Detector [E]
Determine, using historical data, whether there is a correlation between coronal mass ejection activity and the solar sunspot cycle. [E]
Use image data from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory Satellite (SOHO) to measure the motion of a coronal mass ejection. [E]
Developing a Novel Method to Decontaminate dSph Data for M31 Mass Estimation [E]
Stars & Planets
Chemistry
Is matter created or destroyed during a chemical reaction? (Demonstrate law of conservation of matter) [E]
The Effect of Temperature and Type of Solute on Crystal Mass and Growth [P] [P] [P]
See how different acids affect a pennies mass [E]
Effect of Temperature on States of Matter and Material Properties
Materials
Electricity
Find the exact ratio of a magnet's mass to the mass of various metal rods attracted. [E]
Using the Thermal Mass of a Building to Lighten the Load of an Air Conditioner [E] [E]
Measure the torque on an electric motor by the mass lifted by the motor. [P]
Solar & Renewable Energy
What Type of Fuel Has the Greatest Energy per Unit Mass? [E] [E] [E]
Biofuel & Biomass Energy
Waste-to-Energy Technology
Electronics
P=Project   E=Experiment   C=Circuit
Measure, by using a light sensor, the vibrational frequency of spring/mass combinations using springs of different stiffness and a graded range of masses for each spring. [E]
Test and select the antenna which represents the best compromise of volume, mass, ease-of-construction, ease-of-erection, and gain when used in portable operation with a backpack HF transceiver. [E]
Genetics
Novel Genetics-Based Early Disease Detection Using Ontology-Driven Microarray Semantics with Optimized Mass Spectrometry [E]
Computer Sciences
Computer Hardware
Behavioral Sciences / Psychology
Learn about Piaget's theory of conservation and to investigate when children learn about the equality of numbers and mass. [E]
Biochemistry
DNA / RNA
Forensic Science
Maggot Mass Temperature and ADH (Accumulated Degree Hours) [E] [E] Fingerprints
Environmental Sciences
Dusty Problem Misty Solution: The Design and Testing of a PM-10 (Particulate Matter) Suppressant [E]
Recycling
Earth Sciences
Morphological Disparity during the Ammonoid Recovery after the Permian Mass Extinction [E]
Rocks and Minerals
Food Science
Acids' Relationship to Mass and Height: Which Cupcake Brings Delight? [E]
Dieting
Zoology
Will the increase of the amount of peanuts in a laying hen's diet increase the size and mass of its eggs. [E]
Determine how the mass of a harvest spider affects its vibrations on its web. [E]
Pesticides & Repellents
Botany
Does A Continuous Magnetic Pulse Increases the Mass of a Pinto Bean Seedling [E]
Does Bean Mass Affect Plant Growth and Height? [E] [E] [E]
Soil
Plant Irrigation (Watering)
Ecology
Fire Ecology
Interdisciplinary Topics
Metals
Water
Future Science
Body MASS: Multi Analysis Sensory System is an artificial intelligence system that monitors vital signs and nutrient and mineral levels. [P]
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