Today is Halloween, so my mind naturally goes towards the supernatural and the scary. If you are interested in completing a science fair project that is unique, fun and scary all at the same time, then consider designing a Halloween themed science fair project. You have a lot of options to choose from, but here are a few of my favorite.
The first project that you can complete is to experiment with what makes people scared. You can use scary images or you can conduct a survey. Your background research project for this topic will include research on topics like phobias and biological responses to fear.
The second project that you can complete is to determine if there is a difference between what makes males scared and what makes females scared. You can also compare the differences between age groups.
The third project idea that you can work with is to see how a person’s body responds to stimuli that they find scary. For example, you can chart how heart rates change when a person sees pictures of various types of “scary” things. For example, you can use photographs of spiders, bats, snakes, scorpions, ghosts, horror scenes, organs and blood.
Finding inspiration for a Halloween themed science fair project is easy. You can delve into your own imagination and use what makes you scared for your source of inspiration, or you can visit science blogspots like Evil Mad Scientist to find project ideas. Finally, you can read through news headlines to find topics that you can twist into a scary science fair project.