Mass & Matter
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Field

 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] Useful Links R=Resource Science Fair Projects Resources [R] Science Fair Projects A-Z [R] Citation Guides, Style Manuals, Reference [R] Safety Resources [R] [R] Science Fair Books

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