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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
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The Effect of Different Rust-Inhibitors on Steel [E] [P]
What is the Rate of Corrosion on Two Different Kinds of Metals in Salt Water? [P] [P]
Determine which liquid will rust a nail more quickly and heavily. [E]
Oxygen K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Interdisciplinary Topic: Oxygen
Middle School - Grades 7-9
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Electrolysis: what happenes to oxygen by measuring the amount of hydrogen and the weight loss of a nail. [E]
Investigate how changing the level of oxygen affects the exothermic oxidation of iron powder [E]
How will the size of a closed jar affect the burning time of a candle? [E]
Which chemicals and biological substances can function as catalysts in the decomposition reaction of hydrogen peroxide to yield oxygen? [E]
How fast will different objects burn in different levels of oxygen? [E]
Follow in the steps of Scheele, Priestley and Lavoisier and discover oxygen [E]
Electrolysis of Water to produce Hydrogen and Oxygen [E] [E]
Find out which solution gets rid of grape juice stains the best: oxygen bleach, chlorine bleach, vinegar, or water. [E]
Destruction of Natural Pigments by the Interaction of UV Light and Oxygen [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]
Which type of metal is most rust-resistant after being exposed to different liquids. [E] [E]
See if pH levels of water had an effect on the rusting of nails. [E] [E]
Test different Kinds of water for pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, phosphates, coli form bacteria, iron and hardness. [P]
Oxygen K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Interdisciplinary Topic: Oxygen
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Iron Based Catalytic Biosensor for Reactive Oxygen Species: Detection to Fighting Chemical Terrorism [E]
The effect of temperature on the corrosion of aluminum [E]
Measure the singlet oxygen production of a series of iridium(III) and platinum(II) complexes and characterize these compounds' properties. [E]
Oxygen K-12 Experiments & Background Information
Interdisciplinary Topic: Oxygen
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