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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
See Background Radiation Zoom Through A Cloud Chamber [E]
Advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy transportation and environmental impacts [P]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Topological Insulators: An Analysis of the Electron-Phonon Coupling Constant of Bi(2)Se(3) Using ARPES Data [E]
Superconductor Tapes: A Solution to the Rare Earth Shortage Crisis [P] [P]
Measurement of the spin lifetime of surface states on the topological insulator Bi2Se3 (Bismuth selenide) by a direct all-optical method. [E]
See Radioactive Particles Decay with Your Own Cloud Chamber! [E]
Studying a Cu-Sn alloy surface's effect on the physical property of copper's resistance to electromigration. [E]
What is the String Theory? [E]
Demonstrate the dual wave-like or particle-like behavior that a particle (electron or photon) exhibits. [E]
Research quantum mechanics and Schrödinger's cat paradox [E]
The science behind nuclear energy [P]
Pros and cons of CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium), the way it works, its history, and its economical and environmental impact. [P]

Asses Nuclear Power and Its Problems [P]
Build Your Own Quantum Entanglement Experiment. [E]
What is antimatter? [P]
The mass of the electron by measuring the Compton scattering effect at different angles using a scintillation detector [P]
Laser Cooling and Trapping of Rubidium-87 Atoms using MOL (Optical Molasses) [E]
Nuclear Radiation - Nature and Dangers [E]
How nuclear fission works? [P]
The Superstring theory [P]
Determine which material would be the best shield against beta and gamma radiation. [E]
The Measurement and Isolation Analysis of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Emissions from Uranium Decay and Its Daughter Nuclides [E]
Follow in the steps of Robert Millikan and perform the oil-drop experiment (measure the charge of the electron). [E]
Test the hypothesis that the energy absorbed by gaseous atoms when they are excited is quantized (Franck Hertz Experiment). [E]
Investigate if it is possible to create an alternate energy source using cold nuclear fusion reaction. [E]
Fusion - The Energy of the Future [P]
Nuclear Energy [P]
The Influence of Periodic Structure of Colloidal Crystals on Indium Tin Oxide using Optical Gradient Forces [E]
A Few Superconductivity Experiments and Demonstrations [E]
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