Water
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Food Science
P=Project   E=Experiment
Measure How Much Water is Absorbed by Dried Beans [E]
Determine which baking method (traditional, New York, or water bath) produces a cheesecake with the fewest cracks and greatest rise. [E]
Chemistry of Ice-Cream Making: Lowering the Freezing Point of Water [E]
Determine if a cold-water soaking process can improve the crispness of oven-fried potatoes. [E]
The effect of temperature on the water solubility of alum, baking soda, Epsom salt, and salt [P]
Why do some foods such as dumplings float on water when cooked? [E]
Does xanthan affect water viscosity? [E]
Is tap water all the same? [E]
What type of water tastes the best? [P]
How much water is in an orange? [E]
Which fruits, citrus or non-citrus will contain the most water or liquid? [P]
Beverages & Drinks
Electronics
P=Project   E=Experiment   C=Circuit
Build your own LED water conductivity meter - conductivity as a water quality measurement [E]
Build an Intelligent Irrigation Control System [E]
Water and Moisture Detectors [E] [E] [E] [E]
Water Level Indicators [E] [E]
Hot Water Level Indicator [C]
Water Activated Relay [C]
Pot plant water tester [C]
Water and Moisture Activated Alarm [C]
Dew sensor [C]
Rain Alarms and Detectors [C] [C] [C]
Water Level Indicators [C] [C]
Medicine
Which of hydrogen peroxide, hot water and salt water is the least costly and easiest way to disinfect toothbrushes of common mouth microorganisms [E]
Determine if drinking water from a bottle with either a straw or by mouth will contaminate the remaining the bottle with bacteria from the mouth. [E]
Which allergy nasal decongestant dissolved the fastest in water and simulated stomach acid? [P]
Which type of pain reliever dissolves faster: trade or generic? [P] [P]
Which vitamin and painkiller dissolved and spread equally in a bowl of body temperature water the fastest? [P]
Bacterial Content of Water Bottles [P]
Electricity
Optimization of the Water Flow Rate in a Clean Energy Electrostatic Power Generator [E]
Conductivity As a Water Quality Measurement [E]
Build a Kelvin Water Dropper. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
How is the conductivity of distilled water affected when substances such as salt, sugar, vinegar or baking soda are added? [E] [P]
Does electricity pass through air, water, metal or plastic? [P]
Mathematics
It is known that musical notes can be created by sticking a glass of water filled to various heights. Is it possible to mathematically calculate a musical note based upon the geometrics of a glass? [E]
A system to collect physical marine data using hardware, error compensating algorithms, and data distribution methods. [P]
Geography
How much water do you use? [E]
Are the organisms found in pond water the same all over the world? [E]
Microbiology
Bacterial Content of Water Bottles [P]
Are there any adverse effects to reusing a water bottle? [E] [E]
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]
Diatoms
Plankton and Phytoplankton
Ecology
Compare growth characteristics of the coastal sage scrub during consecutive dry and wet years. [E]
Marine Ecology
Behavioral Sciences / Psychology
The Effects of Scientific Information Concerning Water Conservation on a Person's Opinions and Attitudes [E]
Effect of Carbonated Water's Color Perception on Its Taste [P]
Biochemistry
The conversion of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and oxygen gas by the enzyme catalase [E]
Forensic Science
A Forensic Study on the Effects of Seawater on the Growth Rate of Local Sarcophagid and Calliphorid Larvae [E]
Cosmetics
Which Hand Cream Retains the Most Moisture? [P]
Physics
Can Hot Water Freeze Faster than Cold Water? [E]
Investigate supercooling of water: Does prior heating of water make it easier to supercool water without freezing? [E]
Determine if the Coriolis effect can be detected by its influence on water flowing through a coiled hose in a rotating frame of reference. [E]
Water Physics
Liquids
Environmental Sciences
Water Quality and Pollution
Acid Rain
Water Conservation & Management
Acid Rain
Environmental Effects on Daphnia
Solar & Renewable Energy Sciences
Using Water as a Coolant to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency [E]
Water Energy
Solar Water Purification
Solar Water Heaters & Collectors
Fuel Cells
Chemistry
Water Chemistry
Water Hardness & Water pH
Electrolysis
Botany
Aquaponics For Kids [P]
Find out how flowers drink water. [P]
Find out if plants really absorb water by osmotic pressure. [P]
Capillary Action of Plants [E]
Which aquatic plants have the highest pH level when submersed in distilled water and a BTB solution (Bromothymol blue) is added. [E]
Plant Irrigation
Photosynthesis
Soils & Hydroponics
Earth Sciences
Make and use a hygrometer. [E]
Model the flow of groundwater, and calculate the flow rate using Darcy's formula. [E]
Build a model of a water channel and determine how best to prevent erosion in that channel. [E]
Find out what type of liquid (different pH), breaks down limestone the most (limestone erosion). [P]
Determine the profile of a desert wash from top to bottom - particle size and abundance. [E]
Tsunami
Hurricanes
Meteorology
Oceanography
Floods
Water Geology (Hydrogeology)
Zoology
Test whether a layer of blubber is a helpful adaptation for cold-water environments. [E]
Determine if the pores in a chicken egg shell allow water to enter by weighing eggs before and after hard boiling. [E]
Aquatic Life
Engineering
Engineering
Ships, Boats & Hydrodynamics
Bridges
Interdisciplinary Topics
Ice
Social Sciences
Soil and Water Conservationist ($58,720) [R]
Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operator (In Demand! $38,430) [R]
Future Science
An underwater sensor attached to all marine craft that will alert, save, and protect all Florida's Sea Cows. [P]
A machine that captures the energy from the waves and currents underneath the water and convert it into electricty [P]
Reusable Water-Powered Battery [P]
The Plant Remover seeks and destroys invasive aquatic plants that clog waterways. [P]
A two-stroke engine if utilized in watercraft will optimize combustion while reducing cross-scavenging flow [P]
Aquagill: A dive suits that will be equipped with artificial hemoglobin tubing to attract free oxygen molecules in the water. [P]
Future Water Treatment and Conservation Technology
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