Hydrogen Peroxide
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
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Test whether certain odorous of household items such as vanilla extract, various liquid air fresheners, catnip, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, garlic, and lemons could effectively block a termite's pheromone trail and/or deter the termites from home invasion. [E]
Extract the enzyme catalase from fresh liver, use it to break down hydrogen peroxide and test the activity of catalase under different conditions. [E]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Investigate how hydrogen-peroxide based hair treatments change the color of human hair. [E]
Which of hydrogen peroxide, hot water and salt water is the least costly and easiest way to disinfect toothbrushes of common mouth microorganisms [E]
Which chemicals and biological substances can function as catalysts in the decomposition reaction of hydrogen peroxide to yield oxygen? [E]
Determine how the concentration of hydrogen peroxide affects the rate of the iodine clock reaction and calculate the reaction order. [E]
Investigate the effect of temperature and substrate concentration on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen gas and water with two catalyst organic catalase and inorganic manganese dioxide (MnO2) and measure the rate of the reaction. [E]
Home made hydrogen peroxide toothpaste as a whitening agent. [E]
The effect of addition of hydrogen peroxide to the growing substrate on mushroom development [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on the Roots of Plant Cuttings & on Seed Germination [E]
Does the consentration and soaking period of hydrogen peroxide effect the germination time for a seed and rooting of plant cuttings? [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine whether a mixture of Ethanol and Hydrogen Peroxide will be stable, create a higher amount energy when combusted, burning is cleaner than octane and to evaluate whether this process is safe. [P]
How Does Temperature Affect the Reaction Rate between Catalase and Hydrogen Peroxide? [E]
Test whether a hydrogen peroxide powered Tesla turbine has more energy than a battery of the same weight. [E]
The conversion of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and oxygen gas by the enzyme catalase [E]
Does hydrogen peroxide, a free radical, cause flies to age faster? Will Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant, delay this aging process? [E]
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