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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
What will be the fastest way to cool soda? [P]
Develop Your Own Soda Pop Recipe [E]
What type of water tastes the best? [P]
Determine whether sixth graders could accurately identify different colas. [P]
The pH Levels of Various Types of Soda Pop [P]
The effects of pH level on apple juice fermentation [P]
Which beverage contains the most sugar? [P] [P] [E]
Which amount of carbon will best decolorize apple juice? [P]
Determine the relative amount of caffeine in various ways of making coffee. [E]
The relationship between the initial sugar level of grapes and the ultimate alcohol level of wine. [E]
Yeast and alcohol production [P]
A few experiments with Coca-Cola [P]
Which Coke or Pepsi product students like more? [P]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine how brewing time affects the strength of tea, using a simple homemade electronic device that measures light absorption. [E]
The caffeine amount in different brand tea bags [E] [E]
The Effect of Lalvin Champagne Yeast on Carbonation and Taste of Home-Brewed Root Beer [E]
Determine how well different antacids work in liquids. [E]
How temperature affects the amount of carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages? [P]
The effect of temperature and air exposure on the ascorbic acid content of orange juice [P]
What is the relationship between the amount of reducing sugars and the absorbance at 730 nm in fruit juices? [P]
Determine the sugar composition of various brand name apple juices [P]
Does xanthan affect water viscosity? [E]
Is tap water all the same? [E]
Different methods of brewing beer [P]
The process of fermenting wine [P]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Discover the optimum grinding time of coffee beans to make the darkest coffee within a given percolation time (by shooting a laser beam through the coffee sample and into a solar panel). [E]
The Effects of Temperature and Type of Container on the Concentration of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in Soda [E]
Examine the influence of CO2 on the chemistry of soda. [E]
Determine what type of carbohydrate is utilized best in the alcoholic fermentation process. [E]
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