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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Model rivers using cornmeal, sand, and water to observe how varying water speed changes the riverbed. [E]
Determine what types of sedimentary rock make the best storage rocks for petroleum oil. [E]
Test if soil color can be used to evaluate the moisture content of the soil. [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]
Geology Science Fair Projects & Experiments

Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Do California Waves Have a Greater Magnitude at High or Low Tide? [E]
Determine the effect of bottom contour on the height of a wave. [E]
Model a geyser and determine the effect that depth has on timing of geyser eruption. [E]
Find out if rocks are affected over time by varying levels of salinity as reflected in a freshwater environment. [E]
Model the flow of groundwater, and calculate the flow rate using Darcy's formula. [E]
Test which ground cover would better protect soil from water erosion. [E]
Determine what effect additives have on the transfer of force through saturated soil. [E]
Identify the texture, depth, color, structure, moisture, presence of rocks, roots and free carbonates in your neighborhood. [E]
How Does Ocean Floor Morphology Affect Wave Height and Speed at the Shore? [E]
Does Temperature Affect the Salt Formation in the Dead Sea? [E]
What Effect Does Soil Particle Size Have on Water Absorption? [E]
Investigate what happens to the volume of wet sand under compression. [E]
Which soil foundation can withstand the most water before liquefaction occurs? [E] [E] [E]
The effects of liquefaction on desert soils [E]
Test the accuracy of weir coefficient. [E]
Sediment Deposition Patterns in Varying Water Velocities [E]
Find out if natural creeks can support a beach without manmade help. [E]
What method of repair works best for sinkholes? [P]
Geology Science Fair Projects & Experiments

High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction. [E]
Measure the amount of water stored in the pore space of a soil sample. [E]
Geology Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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