Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which Habits Contribute Most to Obesity? [E]
How Greasy Are Your Potato Chips? [E]
See how much weight I can lose in one week by altering my eating habits to healthier ones. [E]
Can you make cookies less fattening and more healthy by substituting the fat content with applesauce? [P]
How many calories are in the foods I eat? [E]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Measure the calories of different foods by burning them and capturing the heat given off in a homemade calorimeter. [P] [P]
Testing the Atkins diet and a Standard Food Pyramid diet on white feeder mice to see weight and behavior changes. [E] [E] [E]
Compare the MyPyramid diet with the Healthy Eating Pyramid Guide (developed by the Harvard School of Public Health) [E]
Which type of cereal, sugary or healthy, supplies the highest amount of caloric chemical energy? [E]
Can Seventh Graders Perceive the Difference Between Natural and Artificial Sweeteners? [P]
Does Fat Content Affect Calorie Levels in Food? [E]
Calculate the food energy content in a peanut, an oyster cracker, and a mini-marshmallow and then compare it with the actual calorie count as listed on each foods nutrition facts label. [E]
Build a calorimeter to measure the number of calories in selected snacks. [E]
Energy Content in a Candy Bar [E]
Determine from a selection of different types of nuts which one contains the highest caloric content. [E]
Measure fats of different foods. [P]
Which food releases the most heat and food energy (calories)? [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Much Fat is in Your Food? [E]
Test whether a homemade piece of customized circuitry could create and used to reduce eating speed. [P]
Show that restaurant menu labels that translate calories into walking distance could induce people to eat less. [E]
The Real Truth About Fast Foods and Nutrition [E]
How Much Energy is Stored in Different Types of Food? [E]
Analyzing the Effects of L. acidophilus with Lactulose as a Novel Approach to Weight Control [E]
Does Natural or Commercial Food Increase Weight Gain the Most? [E]
Determine why people on the same diet gain different amounts of weight [E]
Determination of Energy Content of Selected Herbs and Spices Classified According to TCD Energy Nature [E]
Determine spectrophotometrically how much food coloring is in soda pop and Kool-Aid. [E]
Determine the levels of saturated fat in cholesterol free foods and see if the labels are telling the truth. [E]
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