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Question: Dear Madeline

Some time ago you had something in one of your newletters about a science fair project dealing with chocolate. (coffee, cacao etc.) that one can use. Is it possible to forward the information to me. We would like to do something along that line for our next project. My Child is 12 years old.

E Leonarde

Answer: Elbie, I honestly don’t know where it is at.
There are about 5000 pages on the site and I hired a professional science writer
who just got her Phd to write the articles.

Go to www.super-science-fair-projects.com and use the search button,
put in the word coffee, then try cacao if you cannot find it.

Here are a couple that I found. You may be able to find more:
Renal Function Science Fair Project and Science Fair Project on Foliage and Nutrients.

Summer is when we all get a little more active. If you are looking for ideas for your middle school science fair projects then consider looking at your summer activities using science fair science kits. For example, you can examine the mechanics of your summer sports, you can look at why your boat stays afloat in the lake, you can explore the habitats that are established in local recreation areas or you can complete a species count at your favorite park or recreation site.

One project idea that you can work on this summer is looking at the science of body building supplements. You can explore the components of these supplements and then determine why they work/don’t work. You may want to compare brands or even complete your own trials to see how they impact sports performance.

If you are having a hard time coming up with ideas for your science fair projects, then experiment with a young scientists club science kit set. This set will walk you through science experiments, providing you with the tools and ingredients needed for a variety of projects, and they can provide you with great ideas for more advanced experiments. Some of these kits will even providing you with a check list for additional projects that you can perform after completing the first experiment.

Do you have an idea for a summer science project? Are you a teacher looking for science demonstrations for the upcoming school year? Post your ideas and questions below.

Global warming is a huge science issue that has dominated the news for the last several years. Global warming is the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate which is caused by greenhouse gases which trap the sun’s radiation. One of the effects of global warming is rising sea temperatures. Scientists worry that rising temperatures will cause cold water marine life to die off, however, while this negative side effect of global warming is occurring, it is not the only problem that the ocean life has to deal with. When looking for a science fair idea look at all the possible impacts, positive and negative that global warming is having on the world’s oceans.

The real killer for the world’s oceans is ocean acidification. Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide from the atmosphere dissolves into the ocean. This lowers the pH level of the ocean water raising the levels of carbonic acid in the oceans. Higher levels of carbonic acid dissolve calcium masses like coral skeletons and shells. This is why it is so dangerous for the sensitive coral reefs that provide homes for corals, worms and other animals.

While ocean acidification is having a negative impact on some animals, other impacts on the oceans caused by global warming are actually helping some species. In fact, the rising temperatures in the world’s oceans are being attributed to the accelerated growth rate for certain forms of algae, which are a staple of the marine ecosystem. If you are looking for middle school science fair projects, consider looking at how global warming is helping some species thrive. This could be the unique angle that will make your project stand out from the competition.

Need help brainstorming ideas for super science fair projects? Start a conversation below and connect with out kids working on project ideas. Bounce ideas off one another and see what happens.

This week we are going to be looking at the National Energy Education Development Project Youth Awards Program. While this is not a science competition, per se, it is a way for schools to recognize outstanding students for their science achievements. The focus of this program is classroom science exploration. It is designed to encourage schools and students to explore energy science in the classroom and then apply the lessons learned to the community.

This year’s Youth Awards Program will be held in Arlington, Virginia from June 20 through June 23. The application deadline for this program is May 12, 2008. In addition to submitting your application fee of $525 per student, your application and your release forms, you will also need to secure a nomination from one of your state’s senators.

The registration fee of $525 is going to cover most of the student’s expenses during their trip to the Youth Awards Program. It will cover their lodging, their local transportation, their meals, and their tour of Washington, D.C. This is a great program that helps to recognize superior science students, to reinforce the value of developing science skills and a great chance for kids across the country to network with one another. Participation in this program also looks great on college entrance applications.

Science is an important subject to do well in. If you want to get into a great college or technology school development program, then you can develop your skills by working with middle school science fair projects, high school science fair projects and fuel cell car experiments science kits.

image of MadelineI know when its science fair time because e-ons of emails arrive every day from parents, students and teachers:

Will you send me a science fair project?

What is a good science fair project that my daughter can do for her 7th grade science fair?

Do you have easy science fair projects on your site?

Do you know where I can find ….

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Madeline Binder