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Supported Projects For Grades 4-6
(Elementary Projects)
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DISPLAY AND EXPERIMENTAL

Included are sample topics for making models or conducting demonstrations. These should be level 3 projects. Some personal input is needed to avoid just a display project. 

1. A Bell System 
2. History of Shells 
3. A Chemical Change 
4. Types of Fuels x
5. A Crystal Radio Set 
6. Heat can Produce Electricity  [Exp
*]
7. Action of a Solenoid 
8. Fire Must Have Air to Burn 
9. A Door Chime 
10. How Electricity is Made? (Generator) 
11. Air Currents, Wind, Hurricane 
12. Climate 
13. Electric Eye  [Exp
*]
14. Weaving and Sewing Techniques 
15. Electromagnetism
16. A Projector (Make a slide projector)
17. Fluorescent Lights 
18. Measuring the Ocean Depths 
20. Measuring Outer Space 
22. Model Airplanes 
23. How to Develop a Picture 
24. Molding 
25. How Traffic Signals Work 
26. Most Liquid contain either Acid or Alkali 
27. Inside a Cave, Make stalactite 
29. Operation of a Doorbell buzzer
30. Mercury 
31. Parts of an Electric Motor 
32. Minerals: Origin, Distribution 
34. A Water Pump in action 
35. Make an Equatorial Sundial 
36. A Weather Station  
37. Our Solar System 
38. A Cotton Gin 
39. Phases of the Moon 
40. A Wheat Elevator 
     
(A Compound Machine Project)

41. Printing and its value to Man 
42. Cross Section of a volcano 
43. Salt and its Uses 
44. Cross Section of an Oil Well 
46. Cross Section of the Earth 
47. Simple Machines 
48. Distillation of Water 
49. Sound 
51. Expansion and Contraction of metals
52. Electromagnetism
(same as 15)
53. Fingerprinting  
54. Expansion and Contracting Of Liquids 
55. The Telegraph Key 
57. Which Metals Conduct Heat best?  [Exp]
60. Sending Messages by Electricity x
62. Light (4 questions, 4 experiments)
63. Water finds its own level 
64. Snowflakes 
65. Water Supports Heavy Weights 
67. An Electromagnetic Crane 
68. Space Problems in Gravity 
70. Steam Propulsion 
71. Parts of a Sailboat x
72. Steam Turbines 
73. Parts of a Windmill 
74. The Fulcrum and the Lever x
77. Principles of a Transformer 
78. Water is Compound of Hydrogen & Oxygen
79. Products of Natural Oil/Petroleum 
80. Jet Propulsion, Natural and Man-Made 
81. Working Principles of a Gasoline Engine
83. Working of a Telegraph 
84. A Reed Basket 
87. Workings of an Irrigation Pump 
89. Machines Made Work Easier 
90. Astronomy x
91. Birth of a Balloon 
92. The Blinker Light 
93. Causes of the Seasons 
94. Bulbs in Series and Parallel
95. The Climate of your own Home 
96. Chemurgy 
97. Chlorophyll
98. Canals and Locks 
99. Contour Mapping 
100. Using a Compass 
101. Weather Instruments -ForeCasting 
104. Water Cycle 
106. How Hard are Various Types of Rocks and Minerals? 
109. Erosion - What causes erosion? - How can soil erosion be prevented? 
110. Air Pollution - causes and cleanup 
113. Precipitation 
114. Water Filtration 
115. The City of the Future 
118. Topographic Mapping 
119. Tides 
120. Earthquakes and Associated measuring devices
121. Collect and Identify minerals and rocks exposed in local area
122. Foods (
Make a food guide display)
122.
Which popcorn brand pops faster? 
122. Which popcorn brand pops the most?
122. How does the type of food affect the growth of a pet mice? [Exp
]  
123. Volcano
124. Can Electricity Create Heat?
130. Compound Machines - Winch / Lift
131. Compound Machines - Water Turbine
132. Compound Machines - Industrial Lift

141. Water Purification
142. Ultra Violet Radiation from the Sun
[Exp]  
143. Reserved
144. Reserved

GRADES 4-6 EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS


ELECTRICITY 

1. Understanding Electrical Conductors and Insulators (Quick) [Exp*] 

2. Demonstration of principals; how is current affected by type of conductor, temperature, filament, etc. 

3. Compare material and objects for conductivity. (Quick) [Exp*]

4. Compare electromagnets for strength. [Exp*]

5. Principles of fluorescent lights; how do they compare with filament bulbs, in effectiveness and cost. [Exp*]

6. Compare wires for conductivity.

7. Does the wattage of a light bulb affect the amount of heat given off? [Exp]


PHYSICS 

1- How metals compare in conducting heat. (Quick) [Exp]
2- How metals compare in density (Quick)
[Exp]
3- Egg Floatation (buoyancy) (Quick)
[Exp]
4- Efficiency of different types of steam engines 
5- How does the amount of oxygen affect the rate of burning? [Exp]
6- Does Temperature affect Solubility? 
7- Are some substances more soluble than others  [Exp]
8- How do Airplanes fly? What is the best wing shape? 
9- How do waves carry energy? 
10- How do magnets work? How are they made? 
11- Compare densities of different gases 
12- How Light is Affected passing through water e.g. viewing objects under water, formation of rainbows. 
13- What limits the speed of a car, boat, or truck? 
14- Submarine; How to sink? How to float?


CHEMISTRY 

1- Chemical Change and the factors that affect the rate such as heat, light and catalysts [Exp]
2- Acid and basic solutions, how are they produced, how can they be modified; practical considerations in soil, lakes, food; acid or basic solutions around the house. 
4- The effects of salts on the freezing point of water.  (Quick)
[Exp]
5- Fire must have air to burn. (Quick)
6- Effect of Acids on teeth, bones and eggs [Exp]
10- The effects of salts on the boiling point of water.  (Quick)
[Exp]


METEOROLOGY 

1. Day Length - Why the day length changes in different days of the year? Calculate or record length of days and nights over a period of time; what effects do the changes have on things like household plants, pets, etc. 

2. Air Movement - Is air in your house the same temperature at floor level and near the ceiling? How could you spread heat more evenly through the house? 

3. Dew - Does it form on clear or cloudy nights? What other frost factors increase the amount of dew? Can you measure how much dew is formed in a square meter. 

4. Temperature. - How does the temperature change during the day? What time is usually the warmest? Can you construct your own thermometer to keep your own records. 

5. Rain - How does a rain gauge work? Measure the rainfall over a period of time and compare it with the daily weather reports. - Principles of cloud seeding and other weather modification. 


BIOLOGY 

Insects:

1. Personal observations on life cycle
2. Feeding habitats,
3. Population, flies, bees, butterflies. 
4. What attracts insects? Heat or light?

Nutrition:

11. plants and fertilizers  [Exp]

12. Minerals in foods (Compare foods or fruits for dissolved minerals)  [Exp]

Studies:

21. How pet mice respond to different types of food (pellets, crushed, solid) [Exp]

22. Taste Buds [Exp]

Plants:

31. Why do plants grow towards light? [Exp*]
32. The effects of gravity on seed germination [Exp]
33. How water moves through the plant [Exp
*]
34. How plants reproduce and factors that affect the process [Exp
*]
35. Why do plants move? 
36. How do plants get nitrogen [Exp]
37. Does gravity affect plant growth? [Exp]

Soil:

41. The importance of earthworms to soil and plants [Exp]
42. The effect of soil components and organic matter on growth of plants.  [Exp]

Field Studies:

51. Plant and animal life in the school grounds
52. Plants and animal life in a creek or stream
53. Plants and animal life in a grassy field
54. Plants and animal life in a tree
55. Plants and animal life in a home garden
56. Plants and animal life in a balanced aquarium
57. Plants and animal life during winter x

 

 

 

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[Exp] = Experimental projects also known as investigatory projects.

[Exp*] = Adapted or modified to be an Experimental projects also known as investigatory projects.

(Quick) = Projects that can generally be completed in one to 7 days if you have access to all the necessary material or equipment.

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