Intermediate Projects (Grades 7 - 8)

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PHYSICS

6. Air Pressure (Code=IP050) - Water Pressure (Code=IP051)

35. How is paint affected by temperature changes?- Elasticity of rubber; effect of glue. (See projects 110, 111 and 112 in this list)

38. Efficient use of renewable energy resources- E.G. Wood, Wind

41. Principle of energy conservation coming soon*

45. Make a Minute Timer

XX. A Projector (Make a slide projector)

61. Does the weight of the firework determine how long the firework stays in the air? coming soon*

130. Heat convection-

132. Heat conduction

METEOROLOGY

1. Snow- what happens when it melts; what does it contain; structure of snow flakes; life in a snowbank

2. Sky Color- account for differences in color at different times

3. Wind and Clouds- what are the common wind patterns in your area and why? Is cloud formation related to height, weather systems and temperature? Study and record how clouds relate to weather patterns.

4. Water levels- study and record varying levels over the year in a body of water; account for differences and the results on the surrounding environment.

5. Dew formation- how much is formed on a square meter for a period of time; account for variations

6. Wind-does wind travel at same speeds and in same directions at different heights?

7. Frost formation- what must the temperature be to form first; what are the effects of humidity? What is the make-up of frost and dew?

8. Evaporation- Effect of temperature, wind, or humidity on the rate of evaporation?

9. Rain- can you measure the speed and force of raindrops?-What is the effect on soil, with and without ground cover? Could you simulate the effect of rain?

10. Heat Retention- does fresh water hold heat longer than salt water? How does water compare to land and what effect does this have on the weather? What factors affect the cooling of land?

11. Sunlight- how do different surfaces affect the amount of sunlight reflected and absorbed? Design a method of measuring how much sunshine is available each day.

12. Humidity- can you collect the amounts of water in the air at different temperatures?

13. Temperature- what is the difference between direct sun and in the shade? Is the difference constant?

14. Weather records- Design and build an automatic recording weather device. Test it over a period of time.

15. Effects of Humidity- what happens to hair during periods of changing humidity? How does human hair compare to that of other animals? How do other materials compare in expansion and contraction.

CHEMISTRY

1. Burning of different materials. coming soon*

2. Everyday activities that illustrate chemical principles. coming soon*

3. Chemical reactions that produce energy or that require energy

4. Testing of consumer products- glues, stain removers, tooth whiteners, mouthwash, detergents, paper towels (See projects 41 to 49 below)

5. Effects of sunlight on rubber, ink, paper

6. Effects of increased concentrations on the rate of chemical reactions

7. Compare the PH levels in mouths of various animals and humans at different times in the day

8. Compare the surface tension of various liquids

9. Dealing with chemical spills from industry

10. Analyzing snow and rain for pollutants; samples from different locations

11. Effects of temperature on density of gases coming soon*

12. Effects of salt and other contaminants on rate of rusting

13. Growing crystals- factors that affect the rate and the size

14. Can you obtain water from ink, vinegar, milk?

15. What effects do different amounts of exercise have on the production of carbon dioxide in humans?

16. Analyze soil samples for their components, ability to hold moisture, fertility and PH

17. Does the amount of particle pollution vary with distance from a road, with location, with height. Determine types of particles found in pollution fallout

18. Catalysts- how they work and why; commercial applicants and problems

19. Fire extinguishers - principles of operation and factors affecting their efficient use

20. How do acids react with different metals under varying conditions

21. Identify different metals by the color of flame when they burn

22. Compare metals based on their chemical activity. Can you devise an experiment that will list metals in order of their activity, from the most (potassium) to the least active (gold)?

23. Electroplating- the principles, how different metals can be used and the practical applications

25. How Yogurt is made? Is it a chemical or biochemical reaction?

27. Chemical reactions coming soon*

28. Brownian movement coming soon*

31. Alkaline battery, Make electricity from chemicals

43. Which wood glue is stronger? (Quick)

BOTANY / BIOLOGY

1. Germination - how monocots and dicots differ - the effects of heat, light, carbon dioxide, PH level, etc. on germination rate

2. Photosynthesis - factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis (temperature, light intensity, water, carbon dioxide)
- part of light spectrum used in photosynthesis

3. Leaf - do the numbers and sizes of stomata vary with different plants - what happens if stomata are covered and why

4. Family studies on inheritance

5. Genetic Studies - connections between hair and eye color

6. Genetic Studies - connections between hair color and strength

7. Genetic Studies - connections between sex and lefthandness

9. Reactions of protozoa to changes in the environment coming soon*

10. The preferred PH level in the soil for various plants coming soon*

11. Determine the effects of various nutrients on plant growth

12.  How does the amount of water affect plant growth?

13. How does the hours of sunlight affect the plant growth?

14. How does the strength of weed killer affect the plant growth?

15. How does the temperature affect the plant growth?

16. How do pollutants affect the plant growth?

17. How does PH level affect the plant growth?

18. Can plants live without Carbon Dioxide?

19. Can plants live without Oxygen? coming soon*

20. What percentage of various plants are water? coming soon*

21. Roots - how much water is used by different plants?

22. Roots - what is the effect of temperature, sunlight, etc., on the use of water (transpiration)

23. Roots - how do different types of soils affect the ability of roots to anchor plants?

24. Roots - what factors encourage root growth and what is the effect of water, oxygen, soil type, minerals on root growth? coming soon*

25. What is the effect of acid rain on plant growth? coming soon*

30. What conditions are favorable for: -fungus growth- E.G. yeast, mold, mildew diseases ?

31. What conditions are favorable for: -mushroom production?

32. What conditions are favorable for: growing brine shrimp? coming soon*

33. What conditions are favorable for: algae growth?

34. What conditions are favorable for: bacteria growth or control?

46. Field Studies -types of bacteria found around the home.

47. Field Studies -types of bacteria found on the body.

48. Field Studies -types of bacteria found in soil of different types

100. Circulatory System - Factors Affecting Blood Pressure

101. Circulatory System - Factors Affecting Heartbeat Rate

102. Circulatory System - Factors Affecting the rate of breathing

103. Circulatory System - Is there any relation between the blood pressure and the rate of heartbeat?

202. How big are the plant cells?

203. How big is a drop of water? Factors affecting the size of a drop in water based solutions.

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