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What are some things worth looking at in Biology for a science fair project?

  1. Dec 13, 2004 #1
    I’m starting to think about what I want to do for the regional science fair and this year I might do something pertaining to biology, so ideas and comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Garret
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2004 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    What is your grade level?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2004 #3
    I’m currently in grade 11 but I can manage advanced topics.

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    Garret
     
  5. Dec 13, 2004 #4

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    Is there a particular topic in biology you enjoy more than others? Do you need an experiment, or a demonstration, or either?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2004 #5
    can you get your hands on some stem cells?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2004 #6
    Stem cell research would be fun :)
     
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  8. Dec 14, 2004 #7
    Okay, maybe I’ve been somewhat vague so far, so let me clear up some issues. The topics I enjoy in biology are biochemistry, microbiology, medicine/health, and possibly environmental technology. What I really dislike is anything dealing with the so called science botany (Note: I really dislike botany… way too many stupid diagrams!) and zoology. There are generally three project types people go with that being an experiment, study, or innovation. Personally, I want to go with maybe a study/experiment. Anyway, I hope that helps.

    Can you get me some blood from the placenta and umbilical cord? Oh, also some liquid nitrogen to store them in would be nice too :tongue2:
     
  9. Dec 14, 2004 #8

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    Do you have access to a microscope? You could do some comparisons of the bacterias and molds found on various surfaces, or even on your hands or some other surfaces before and after washing with various soaps (you could compare those antibacterial hand cleaners...like Purell, as an example, with hand soaps claiming to be antibacterial, and soaps not making that claim). For this, you'd need a source of petri dishes and agar plus a microscope, microscope slides and stains (to help identify different types of bacteria).

    Isn't it nice that he comes with a giant, pink warning label now so people don't mistakenly take him too seriously? :biggrin:
     
  10. Dec 14, 2004 #9
    Good call. I hated botany, plants suck.

    Moonbear, I think you might be aiming too low with your science fair suggestions. Garrett here sounds more advanced.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2004 #10

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  12. Dec 14, 2004 #11
    I'd probably do an experiment on the effectiveness of different spermicides. If there aren't a lot of different kinds of spermicides I'd see how things like transmission fluid, Dr. Pepper and Windex work at killing sperm. I'd probably get kicked out of school, but that's the kind of experiment I'd like to try.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2004 #12
    you know, I should have been a scientist. I would have either wasted a TON of money or discovered something fantastic that nobody else did because the idea was just too weird. Look a penicillin, That would have been MY sandwich.
     
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