Pharmacology & Drugs
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Tylenol Brand vs. Store Brand Acetaminophen Stomach Dissolving Rate [E]
Dissolution Rate of Lactase Pills [P]
Which Antacid Can Neutralize The Most Stomach Acid? [P]
Antibiotics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Vitamins Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Getting Medicine to the Right Place at the Right Time [E]
Research and test the placebo effect. [P] [P]
Study the the placebo effect in a blind study using caffeinated and decaf coffee. [E]
Will Colloidal Silver Work as an Antibacterial? [E]
Determine if by adding juices with possible health benefits (green tea, pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice) to antibiotics you then increase the antibiotics ability to fight bacteria. [E]
Determine which method of pouring agent into an anesthetic vaporizer will cause the least amount of personal exposure to the agent. [E]
Determine if coatings of pills containing the same main ingredients affect the time it takes to dissolve the medication in the human body. [E]
What components on an anti-bacterial bandage's pad are most effective in removing bacteria from the human hand? [E]
The Effect of Common Drugs on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna [E]
Mitigating the Negative Impact of Different Medicines with Similar Effects [E]

The assay of ibuprofen in commercial ibuprofen tablets by High Performance Liquid Chromatography [E]
The dissolution rate of different brands of ibuprofen [P]
How do different solvents and temperature affect the dissolving rate of various brands of Alka-Seltzer tablets [E] [P] [P]
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]
The Dissolution Rate Of Ibuprofen Pills [P]
Test Gel Capsule Solubility [E]
The Premarin dilemma [P]
Determine if the presence of a carbohydrate (starch, complex sugar, fiber) affect the absorption rate of a Bayer Aspirin tablet. [E]
Which pain reliever dissolves in simulated gastric fluid the fastest? [P]
Determine which method of pouring agent into an anesthetic vaporizer will cause the least amount of personal exposure to the agent. [E]
Is there a relationship between a certain age group and the type of pain medication they take? [E]
Antibiotics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Vitamins Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Building a Multilayered Hydrogel Microsphere Crosslinked by Genipin for Controlled Dissolution in Drug Releas [E]
Determine how different antifungal medications slow or stop the growth of fungus. [E]
Determine how untested drugs may affect important biological processes that they were not intended to [E]
Determine why some gene mutations cause people to respond differently to a drug. [E]
Prove that it is possible to improve antimicrobial activity and cell selectivity in Tachyplesin I by modifying its structure. [P]
Evaluate how the format of information sheets influences risk perception and drug adherence. [E]
Test if the design of pharmacy medication information (PMI) sheets affects the comprehension of health information. [E]
Test the Effect of Grapefruit Juice on Anti-Cholesterol Drugs [P]

Does Eating Poppy Seeds Affect Opiate Drug Tests? [E]
Testing the Effectiveness of Patient Medication Information Sheets in Communicating Pharmaceutical Risk [E]
Determine the thimerosal and, consequently, the mercury content of a current vaccine (Vaxigrip and Fluvirin Influenza Vaccines) . [P]
Figure out which anti-bacterial agents were effective against both Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [E]
Determine whether name brand antacids or generic brand antacids are better for consumers in relationship to cost and efficiency. [E]
Identification of the Determinants of Antimalarial Drug Action [E]
Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Glycoprotein as Antibacterial Agent [E]
Improve Drug delivery devices by employing Oxygen Plasma and Acid Treated Polydimethylsiloxane Bonds [E]
Pharmacogenomics - the new pharmaceutical industry [P]
Determine which ibuprofen product dissolved quickest and by what process in the stomach. [E]
Study of the Effect of Lipitor on the Muscular System of Mus musculus (common mice). [E]
Can Food and Drink Additives Lead to a "Heartbreak"? [E]
Does Beano Reduce the Level of Gas Found in Human Digestion? [E]
The Effect of Antioxidant Curcumin on Normal Human Fibroblasts and Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells [E]
Determine whether Histone Deacetylase (HD) inhibitors are effective compounds against MDA-MB-435 breast cancer cells. [E]
Antibiotics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Vitamins Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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