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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
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Determine which musical time periods have the thinnest musical textures. [E]
The effect of different types of music on heart rate [P] [P]
Does music affect students' math performance? [P] [P]
Determine to what degree music affects the sleeping time of preschool children in childcare. [P]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Music
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Find out if music in the background may affect the way people see art. [P]
Determine if movie scenes of the same type are accompanied by music with similar characteristics. [E]
The Effects of Age, Gender, and Musical Training on Relative Pitch [E]
See if heavy metal has negative effects, both physical and mental, on people. [E]
Music and Charitable Giving [E]
How Does Music Affect Typing Speed? [E]
Correlation Between Relative Pitch and Age, Gender, or Musical Background [E]
Determine if playing a musical instrument is more correlated with higher IQ scores than only listening to music. [E]
Determine whether the tempo of music affects the tempo of aerobic exercise. [E]
Determine whether there is a correlation between accuracy of tonal replication ability and musical education. [E]

Find out whether people with musical experience can distinguish between different musical notes better than those with no musical training. [E]
Determine if playing a musical instrument is more correlated with higher IQ scores than only listening to music. [E]
Who Can Learn Music Faster, Adults or Children? [E]
Are musicians left or right brained? [E]
Determine whether or not people today prefer the Pythagorean system of tuning to the currently used Equal-Tempered system. [E]
Do Violin Students Have Better Relative Pitch than Piano Students? [E]
Determine whether or not different types of music affect the memory of females in grade 8 and which type of music is better for remembering random objects. [P]
Determine if music would help improve mathematical computations test scores. [E]
Find out which type of music, Jazz or Classical, is better for aiding in mathematical performance. [E]
The effect of the type of music on sleeping behavior [P]
The effects of music on heart and respiratory rates and blood pressure. [E] [P] [P] [P]
Find out if heart rate is increased or decreased with higher or lower pitches of sound. [P]
Is relative pitch inherited or it is due to environmental or random factors? [E]
Test the Mozart effect. [E] [P]
Determine whether music stimulates animal behavior. [E] [E] [E]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Music
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Is There a Correletion Between Music Tastes and Personality Type [E]
Determine whether music made from the frequencies of Beta brainwaves will help improve concentration. [E]
Is Rhythm Sensing a Scalar Property? [E]
Evaluate the effect of the Deep Relaxation Technique (DRT) and Music on one's stress level measured by three factors present in the body: Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate. [E]
The Effects of Music on Muscle Strength [E]
Is there a connection between listening to classical music and spatial-temporal ability? [P]
The effects of music on memory [P]
Does Bach have the same effect as Mozart on spatial reasoning? [P]
The effect of music on the braking reaction time among male and female teenage drivers [E]

What is the "Mozart Effect"? (research and survey) [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Using Music in Therapy [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
The Effects of Music on Muscle Strength [E]
Interdisciplinary Topic: Music
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