Salt & Sugar
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Physics
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See if sugar concentrations in water can be determined using the index of refraction of the solution. [E]
Will salt water freeze? [E]
Do Objects Float Better in Salt Water Than in Fresh Water? [E]
Study the ability of a glucose solution to rotate polarized light. [E]
See if sugar concentrations in water can be determined using the index of refraction of the solution. [E]
How Salty Does the Sea Have to Be for an Egg to Float? [E]
Polarimetry: Measuring the Optical Activity of Sugars [E]
Determine the effect of sugar concentration on the index of refraction (IOR) of sugar solutions [E]
Determine if sound will travel faster in different salinities of water. [E]
The Effect of Salinity on the Height of a Floating Object Above the Water [E]
Investigate whether salt water allows heavier objects to float than tap water and whether liquid density plays any role. [E]
How much salt does it take to make an object float? [P]
The effect of dissolved salt and sugar on the melting rate of ice [P]
How does sugar density affect the index of refraction of water? [E]
Environmental Sciences
Biodegradation of a Sugarcane-based Disposable Plate and a Tree-based Disposable Plate in a Landfill [E]
Desalinated ocean water by duplicating the water cycle in a contained environment [E]
Determine if acid rain can be used in a good way to help plants grow in places, like playas, where the salts are too high for plants to grow. [E]
Determine which cellulosic waste material contains the most glucose which could be converted into ethanol. [E]
The Effect of Water Salinity and Temperature on Oil Spreading Rate [P]
Is there a relationship between the surface water temperature and salinity of a stream? [P]
The effect of salinity on the survival rate of daphnia [P]
The Effect of Deicer Salt on the Growth of Barley [P]
How does saltwater mix in an estuary [P]
The Effect of Oil, Weed Killers and Salt on the Survival Rate of Daphnia [P]
Determine what aquatic environment freshwater or saltwater has the highest amount of weight lost with the use of oil-hungry bacteria as a result of oil degradation over a 5-day period. [E]
Will oil-hungry bacteria clean up better the most oil spill in freshwater or salt water? [E]
Find a biotic alternative to road salt [P]
Determine which cellulosic waste material contains the most glucose which could be converted into ethanol. [E]
Saltwater Pollution
Solar & Renewable Energy
Generate a direct current using solar cells to power an apparatus that desalinates enough water for an average person's use. [E]
Turning waste paper into fermentable sugars for bioethanol [P]
Which source of fuel for a fuel cell will create the most energy - distilled water, tap water, salt water, or vinegar. [P]
Test salinity gradient power (blue energy) [E] [E]
Find out if the temperature of the water used to cool the condensation plate of a homemade solar powered desalination device affects the amount of desalinated water produced. [E]
Build a basic fuel cell using salt water, batteries, and a platinum wire. [P]
Solar Water Purification, Distillation and Desalination
Electricity
Show the dependence of Current vs. the Concentration of sodium chloride in the salty water. [P]
How is the conductivity of distilled water affected when substances such as salt, sugar, vinegar or baking soda are added? [E] [P]
How Salt Affects Electrical Conductivity [E]
Can a mixture of salt, sugar and pepper be separated using static electricity? [E]
How is the conductivity of distilled water affected when substances such as salt, sugar, vinegar or baking soda are added? [E] [P]
Earth Sciences
Find out if rocks are affected over time by varying levels of salinity as reflected in a freshwater environment. [E]
Compare the salinity of a river at the ocean outlet to its salinity at different points inland at both high and low tides. [E] [E]
The Effect of Latitude on Ocean Salinity in the Antarctic Waters [E]
Does Temperature Affect the Salt Formation in the Dead Sea? [E]
Why is the ocean salty? [E]
How much salt there is in ocean water? [E]
Biotechnology
Test the effects of salt on canola and its transgenic lines (seed germination and plant growth). [P]
Microbiology
Explore chemotactic responses of P. polycephalum (slime mold) in culture exposed to various amounts of glucose. [E]
The Effects of Sucrose and Xylitol on the Growth of Streptococcus mutans [E]
Determine if Xylitol will have an inhibiting effect on the growth of Streptococcus Mutans. [E]
Culturing Strains of Volvox to Become Acclimated to a High Level of Salinity [E]
Psychology & Human Behavior
Find out if age, gender, or occupation matter in distinguishing a candy from a non-edible [E]
Does Meditation, Exercise, or Sugar Eating Improve Short-Term Memory? [P]
Compare depressive symptoms of diabetics in African-American and Hispanic women. [E]
Biochemistry
The Effect of Glucose and Sucrose as Dietary Additives on the Lifespan of Wild-type and GAPDH Mutant Caenorhabditis Elegans (roundworm) [E]
Test the efficiency of lactase enzyme, with varying concentrations and temperatures of lactose. [E] [E]
Polarimetry and Hydrolysis of Sucrose [E]
Study the ability of a glucose solution to rotate polarized light. [E]
The Effect of an Electrical Control Device (Taser) on Human Cell Salts and Proteins [E]
Test if starch would combine with glucose and exit the semi-permeable membrane of a sausage casing representing an intestine. [E]
Ecology
Hunt for M&M prey in a series of different habitats to discover which M&M's survive in each habitat and why. [E]
Engineering
How the salinity of water influences the travel of a torpedo? [E]
Genetics
Regional allozyme divergence in Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx) [E]
Mathematics
Which formula is the most accurate for estimating the volume of an M&M candy? [E]
Salt and Sugar in Medicine and Human Anatomy
What Is the Optimal Ratio of Glucose to Fructose that Prevents Fructose Malabsorption? [E]
Effects of sugar and caffeine on heart rate [P]
Explore the basis of lactose intolerance [E]
Explore the biochemical basis for lactose intolerance [E]
Determine your threshold of taste for sweetness, sourness and saltiness. [E]
Does Age Affect the Ability to Detect Salt? [E]
What is the lowest concentration of a solution that still has perceptible taste for salt, sugar and vinegar. [E]
Can Small Children Mistake Medicine for Candy? [E]
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Botany
Salt and Sugar in Botany
Zoology
Zoology
Future Science
Nano Mist regulates glucose levels to improve the quality of life for diabetics. [P]
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