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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Volume and the Displacement of Water [E]
Investigate which objects float and sink in honey, water, and oil. [E]
Density vs. Buoyancy [P] [E] [E]
Make your own icebergs and learn about the buoyancy of ice. [E]
Figure out how to fill a bottle from another bottle using pressure [P]
Antibubbles - skins of air which float around underwater, and vanish when touched [E]
Build a vessel that will hold the most pennies and still float (buoyancy). [E]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
How can hydropower be used to lift an object? [E]
Can Solids Flow Like Liquids? [E]
Flow - Flowability Tests of Various Liquids [E]
Find out whether the capillary rise is the same in all liquids. [P]
Repeat the Pitch Drop Experiment [E]
Build a Motorboat Powered by Surface Tension [E]
Keep Your Candy Cool With the Power of Evaporation [E]
Demonstrate by an experiment what an antibubble is. [P]
How hydraulics work? [P]
Investigate whether salt water allows heavier objects to float than tap water and whether liquid density plays any role. [E]
Viscosity, Thixotropy and Dilatancy of Petroleum-Based Materials [E]
How much salt does it take to make an object float? [P]
Water Physics Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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Gas (Physics) Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Measuring How pH Correlates to Viscosity in a Non-Newtonian Fluid [E]
Vibrating the Oil-Water Mixture to Infer Water Cut [E]
The Effects of Vibrational Force on Dilatants [E]
Control of a Ferrofluid Surface by Varying Magnetic Fields [P] [P]
Effect of temperature on the freezing time of different liquids [P]
Use a Calorimeter to Measure the Heat Capacity of Water [E]
Determining the Temperature Dependence of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Viscosities [E]
Can the 10th Century Chinese Justice Cup be used as a simple viscometer, a device used to measure viscosity or the amount of resistance to fluid flow. [E]
Measuring the Surface Tension of Water [E]
Test the Density of Various Soap Products [E] [E]
Race Your Marbles to Discover a Liquid's Viscosity [E]
Determine the Density of an Object [E]
How Does a Liquid's Density Affect Its Heat Retention? [E]
What liquid detergent best reduces surface tension? [P]
Do Denser Liquids Always Refract More? [E]
Surface tension: its dependence on material composition, and how it can produce uniquely shaped surfaces. R
Alternative classifications of viscosity for representative fluids and xperimentally measuring the viscosities against these classifications. [E]
Viscosity's Effect on Liquid Droplets [E]
Determine how temperature affects the viscosity of corn syrup and glycerin. Try to figure out, using your experimental method and data, if Stokes Law can be computed to determine the viscosity of glycerin. [E]
Demonstrate Archimedes' principle [E]
Build your own barometer [E]
Will liquids with higher viscosities form longer necks on their drops than the liquids with lower viscosities. [P]
Compare the Adhesion of liquids on different shapes [E]
Which shape of boat holds the most weight? [P]
Compare Newtonian with non-Newtonian liquids. [E]
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Gas (Physics) Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Elucidation of Molecular Structure and Bonding by Viscosity [E]
Effects of temperature and detergent additives on surface tension of liquids [E] [E]
Can Hot Water Freeze Faster than Cold Water? [E]
Research the Static and Kinetic Behavior of Liquid Marbles (Microfluidics) [E]
Demonstrate Newton's third law of motion by using Bottle Rockets [E]
Propulsive Leidenfrost Phenomena: Exploring Theory, Experiment, and Applications [E]
Water Physics Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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