Information to help with conversion of lengths…

  If you need to collect data that involves length measurements then these conversion factors will be helpful: 1 centimeter = .394inches 1 meter = 39.4 inches 1 meter = 3.28 feet 1 kilometer = .621 miles You may need to use length measurements in your fuel cell car science fair projects.

Multiples of SI units that you need to know…

Multiples of SI units are very important to understand when you are collecting data that have large measurements. Some of the most common prefixes for multiples of SI units include: hecto- which is 10^2 power, kilo- which is 10^3 power, mega- which is 10^6 power, giga- which is 10^9 power and tera- which is 10^12 […]

Important subdivisions of the SI units…

  It is important to understand the prefixes used to describe subdivisions of SI units. For example, pico- means 10^-12 power, nano- means 10^-9 power, micro- means 10^-6 power, milli- means 10^-3 power and centi-means 10^-2 power.   Keep these prefixes in mind when creating your own energy science fair projects

Understand how scientists measure data…

 In order to make the understanding of data universal the International System was developed. This system standardized measurements for nearly everything that scientists are interested in measuring. Here are a couple of examples: meters, joules, seconds and watts.  These are the measurement units that you will need to use in your energy science fair projects

Enhance your astronomy science fair project with Kepler’s third law…

Kepler’s third law is all about the timing of the planets’ orbits. It states, “the ratio between the square of the time needed by a planet to make a revolution around the sun and the cube of its average distance from the sun is the same for all planets.” This law can be expressed in […]

Learn about the second law proposed by Kepler…

  Kepler introduced multiple theories that related to the movement of the planets. His second law was that “a planet moves so that its radius vector sweeps out equal areas in equal times.”  You can use this information to create an astronomy science fair project for a science fair competition

Biology Lab Tips for Dissolved Oxygen Lab

  Use LaMotte test kits and extra BOD bottles instead of lab protocol. Once samples are fixed, they can be stored in refrigerator for titration later. Expand study to include natural water bodies (lakes, ponds, etc.). Have students conduct a seasonal study of these water bodies. Remember that science lab kits can be used to […]

Biology Lab Tips for Transpiration

Use house plant if bush beans are not available. Cut plant stems and insert stem into tubing while stem is submerged in a pan of water. This prevents air gaps from forming in xylem vessels. Buy disposable glass pipettes (and reuse). Preparing stem cross section can be optional. Before introducing experiments for biology science fair […]

Biology Lab Tip for Population Genetics and Evolution

  Invite other students to the lab in order to increase population size. Your student population is a great test population to examine in biology science fair projects.