Sherwood Heights School
Winners

117Project(s)

Grow Yeast, Grow!

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shet14v

Abstract: To determine the amount of fermentation produced by the addition of yeast to different sugar concentrations.

Project Number: 8280  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The project has a high degree of difficulty with respect to the age of the student. The site is innovative, interesting and engaging.

 

 

Super Hydrophobic Versus Ice Storms

Primary Fluid Systems 

  Summa Cum Laude Award  - $100.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mutl14m

Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to determine which surface of hydro power line would best prevent ice from building up on the wires.

Project Number: 8127  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
You have a creative experiment. The data has been thoroughly analyzed. The web presentation is very neat. The research on the topic was well presented. Great job.

Timely. Useful research. Good use of photographs.

 

Stay Fresh!

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/gora14n

Abstract: Using containers made from different materials, identify which preserves strawberries in the refrigerator the best.

Project Number: 8261  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
The procedures are clearly described and addressed. The site is pleasing and well presented.

 

 

Focus Fest

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/grac14a

Abstract: Hello, my name is Alissa, I am in fifth grade and ten years old. 2014 is my first year doing virtual Science Fair, so I hope I do well. This year my Science fair is testing focus. I call it "Focus Fest". In my test I will be testing if words in different colours will distract readers more than words in the right colour. I will give readers three pieces of paper, each turned down. Then they will flip them over one by one saying the words. I will then record the results. It will be hard, wish me luck

Project Number: 8065  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
The web presentation is very neat. Good use of tables and graphs

 

 

Oil on the Run

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/lihe14h

Abstract: I want to see which of three eco-friendly methods will clean up oil the best. I put each of the three things: peat moss, a yarn ball wrapped in a towel, and a cotton sleeve filled with Persian cat hair, in a glass container filled with vegetable oil, and leave them there to absorb oil for an hour.

Project Number: 8066  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The web presentation is very neat. The experiment is innovative and the analysis is logical and well presented.

 

 

A Warm Embrace

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/bhan14z

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find a low cost method of keeping newborn babies warm. I will do this by taking a solid material and boiling it until it becomes a liquid. Once it becomes a liquid, I will put it in a bag, and keep it around the baby to keep it warm.

Project Number: 8068  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
The project exceeds grade level expectations. Well researched and presented. Your observations are very detailed, accurate and have been presented very well. You have put a great amount of thought, study and effort into your project.

 

 

Think Twice Before Melting Ice

Sasktel 

  Summa Cum Laude Award  - $100.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mutl14n

Abstract: In my project, I tried to find out if you can make a better and more environmentally friendly ice melter. I applied different ice melters on ice to see which one was the best. I observed the effect of the product, if the product penetrated the ice, and the percentage of the ice that was left in the container observed and measured how much melted ice was left in the container.

Project Number: 8071  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The project exceeds grade level expectations and relates to our everyday lives. The experiment shows resourcefulness, excellent research and creativity. Project is controlled, logical, and variables well defined. The web presentation is neat, with good navigation, and is well illustrated with pictures and graphs.

 

 

Don't Cry Over Spilt Oil

LB Family 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/deva14a

Abstract: My project is to see whether plants get affected by oil spills greatly or barely. I will plant the plants in a flower pot. I will let them enjoy the environment for a day. Then I will pour the oil. I will observe the plants every thirty minutes for five hours.

Project Number: 8070  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The web page is visually very appealing. Data is clear, logical and variables are controlled. Good introduction.

 

 

Measuring Air Pollution

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/irfa14a

Abstract: My project is about how polluted the air around us is. The main purpose is to find out which area is more polluted: a road, a park, my school, my house, my backyard, or a mall. What I am going to do is I am going to spread Vaseline on six little squares of Bristol board and hang them on the places listed above. In about a week, I will collect the squares and see which one is the most dirtiest. The more, dirty it is, the more polluted it is.

Project Number: 8064  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:

 

 

The Squeaky Dishes

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/baee14e

Abstract: My purpose was to find out which of these cleaning products-water, dish soap, vinegar, and baking soda-would work best.

Project Number: 8142  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The conclusions drawn are logical. Good web presentation.

 

 

Yeast Feast

Lockheed Martin Canada 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/park14j

Abstract: Purpose of my project is to determine how temperature affects yeast's ability to produce carbon dioxide. I think warm water will blow up the balloon but cold or too hot water will not.

Project Number: 8268  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:

 

 

It's Not About The Money...

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/deso14s

Abstract: To determine if the price of sunblock, holding the SPF constant, is proportional to the effectiveness of the sunblock.

Project Number: 8258  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
This project is very interesting as it has real life applications. The site is aesthically pleasing and engaging.

 

 

Why Do Fruits Rot?

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jand14a

Abstract: To determine if the price and Vitamin C content effects the rate at which selected fresh fruits spoil.

Project Number: 8254  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
The data is correctly analyzed. The site is engaging with clear navigation

 

 

Let There Be Light !

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/muda14a

Abstract: To determine if changing the intensity of a light source on a plant effects the amount of oxygen produced.

Project Number: 8252  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The site is interesting, attractive, and well-formatted. The project has a high degree of difficulty with respect to the age of the student.

 

 

99 Cents That Changed The World

Lockheed Martin Canada 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $100.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ratt14d

Abstract: To determine how to build a simple, and an advanced app for the iPhone, and the level of effort required to build each app. My method goes as follows: First, I am going to build the simple app, using Xcode5 on my iMac. I will be using a single view application for my storyboard, and will be creating an app for Sherwood Heights Private School. Once finished making the simple app and recording all of the information, I will create the complicated app. I will be using a tabbed application storyboard, and will consist of many moving pages that you can interact with using your hands.

Project Number: 8096  

Grades: 7-9 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
An original, resourceful, and novel experiment. Your observations are highly detailed, and the research has been thorough. An excellent web display.

It is a pity that there are so few computing and programming projects; computer science can do a lot in so many realms. I am sure this project was very useful and educational for you. What I would recommend is that you shouldnít try to put a tuxedo on an octopus: you donít have to disguise a programming project as a scientific study, as I think there is more value in the programming effort and resulting app itself than studying the process of creating it.

You should have include screen shots or video of your apps in operation. You have motivated me to try to make an app for the VSF. One image was missing and a few others were distorted due to the wrong numbers length and width tags.

 

Dairy Products and Bacteria

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/pusc14s

Abstract: By adding a methylene blue solution to selected types of dairy products, determine which products has the highest amount of bacteria.

Project Number: 8121  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:

 

 

Nanotech: The Smaller The Stronger

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/guar14k

Abstract: I want to determine which carbon nanostructure is the strongest: carbon arranged in sheets (graphite), carbon arranged in hollow spheres (fullerenes), or carbon packed together closely (diamond). Using these tiny nanostructures helps scientists create a new range of materials that are lighter and stronger than ever before.

Project Number: 8136  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:

Not sure about the functionality of the search box.

 

Is this the best shampoo ?

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/gupt14a

Abstract: To determine which of six popular shampoos has the highest pH level.

Project Number: 8267  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Observations are clearly analyzed and well organized. Well executed website with interactivity.

Nice Video. May be a problem with the quiz.

 

Which Fluid is the Most Viscous?

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/baro14r

Abstract: To determine the differing viscosities of selected liquids by passing a marble through the substances and measuring the resultant velocities.

Project Number: 8049  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
This site is appealing and has good formatting.

 

 

Strawberry Savers

Lockheed Martin Canada 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/seow14a

Abstract: My project is to see if strawberries will stay freshest the longest using thermotherapy and the fridge. I will do this by putting strawberries in hot water for a certain temperature and time. Each day I will see which stays freshest the longest.

Project Number: 8061  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
Great idea to keep strawberries fresh. Project is grade level appropriate, resourceful, and well defined. Good use of graphs and pictures in the web presentation.

 

 

Antioxidants

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/sapr14r

Abstract: The purpose is to compare the levels of antioxidants in different types of foods and drinks.To do this I am slicing some apples and putting some of my liquids that I want to test on the apples. If the apple gets brown faster that means the liquid has little bit of antioxidants. If the apple is not brown,the liquid has a lot of antioxidants.

Project Number: 8266  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Excellent project. The purpose is well defined, and the hypotheses are clearly stated. Your observations are thoroughly organized and analyzed. The web presentation is excellent

 

 

DNA Extraction

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/bala14a

Abstract: In my project, I am going to test the effectiveness of different temperatures of water during the DNA extraction process. I will be using household materials like dish washing soap, salt, and alcohol to complete this project.

Project Number: 8059  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
Project exceeds grade level expectations. The approach to the project is creative. The experiment is clearly explained and the variables are well controlled. The web presentation is excellent.

 

 

Eco-friendly vs. Non-eco friendly

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/daba14b

Abstract: My project is the eco-friendly vs. non- eco friendly where I make a homemade eco-friendly cleaner for cleaning tarnished objects and use a non- eco friendly store bought cleaner for tarnished objects.

Project Number: 8056  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Project is grade level appropriate. The variables are controlled, the data supported your hypothesis. The web presentation is fair.

We will give it a try in our home!

 

Rainbow Cheese

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/baed14d

Abstract: I tried to find out if the color of the cheese affects people's perception. I did experiment on our classmates. My classmates tasted the rainbow cheeses ,and they circled their favorite flavor on the test paper.

Project Number: 8062  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Project is grade level appropriate. The variables are controlled, the data supported your hypothesis. The web presentation is good.

Nice website

 

Effect of Glucose on Flowers

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/grew14j

Abstract: Hello, my name is Ajay Singh Grewal, and today I will present you my project, which is about "What Effect Does Glucose have on the Longevity of cut flowers". In this project, I bring some tulips, cut them, and put them in glasses of glucose and water, and one with just water. I named them 50ml, which has 50ml of glucose and 200ml of water, the next labelled is 20ml, which has 20 ml of glucose, 200 ml of water, and the next is labeled 10ml, which has 10ml of glucose, 200ml of water, and the last labeled is No sugar

Project Number: 8053  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
Project is grade level appropriate and shows resourcefulness. Variables were well controlled. Method was very detailed and easy to follow. Information was very detailed and showed good knowledge of the subject. The web presentation is very neat with relevant pictures.

 

 

To Wash or Not to Wash

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/joll14s

Abstract: In my project, I want to see whether antibacterial soap is really any better than regular soap. I will determine this by washing my hands with regular soap, no soap, and antibacterial soap. Then I will see which finger has the most bacteria.

Project Number: 8052  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
Your project is appropriate for your grade level and the purpose is clear. The web presentation is neat.

 

 

Cool Gardens in the Sky

University of Regina - Faculty of Science 

  Magna Cum Laude Award  - $20.00

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/guar14l

Abstract: Rooftop gardens look beautiful, but can they help keep a building cool and conserve energy?

Project Number: 8460  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The web display is excellent. Data is clear, logical, and the project content is above your grade level expectations.

 

 

Stain Removal

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/kusi14c

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which detergent works best on blue berry jam.I will be using Tide, Baking soda and Vinegar also

Project Number: 8102  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The experimental results are displayed well. The web display is good.

 

 

Acid Rain and Plants

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shih14m

Abstract: Using two identical plants, subject one to an acidic solution to determine the effects that acid rain will have on plant development.

Project Number: 8103  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The site is visually pleasing and has a cohesive flow. The project is well laid out.

 

 

Mylar vs. Latex Balloons

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/muta14z

Abstract: To determine which type of balloon filled with helium will stay in the air the longest: Mylar or Latex.

Project Number: 8114  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The data was correctly analyzed. Each page contains a link to the index page.

 

 

Water Tension

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mann14k

Abstract: To determine how chemical additives affects the tension in water.

Project Number: 8119  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The data was well evaluated. The site is interesting.

 

 

Hot and Annoyed

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/wald14b

Abstract: My project studies the effects of hot tubs and warm water baths on your blood pressure. To test this project I first got a base blood pressure reading by taking the subjects blood pressure 10 times and averaging it, and then after 15 minutes in a hot tub I took the subjects blood pressure again and then compared the two readings.

Project Number: 8120  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Great project. It is creative and well researched. Observation graphs and tables are well organized and analyzed. Web presentation is neat.

 

 

I Can't Breathe in Here!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/alju14s

Abstract: To determine the amount of dissolved amount of oxygen in water samples at different temperatures.

Project Number: 8041  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

 

 

Does Weather Affect Mood?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/gill14e

Abstract: My project is to see if weather and change in weather affects the mood of people. My hypothesis is that yes, weather does affect the mood in people. I believe that weather plays a certain role in how people react to different situations. Different people of different gender and various age groups were chosen to complete the survey. The survey contained various questions about certain situations during different seasons and different weather days.

Project Number: 8126  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
An interesting project, and well analyzed. The web presentation is very good. It would have helped to put a copy of the questionnaire in your web page.

 

 

Feel the Burn!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jhut14d

Abstract: To determine the amount of energy in select foods by burning them to release their stored energy. i built a homemade calorimeter to measure the heat given off and I converted the heat into calories to elucidate which food had the most energy.

Project Number: 8040  

Grades: 7-9 Biology

Comments:
This project is very interesting as it has real life applications. The site is aesthically pleasing and engaging.

 

 

Let's Rock!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mars14c

Abstract: Using two different types of water, carbonated and non carbonated, measure the effects these have on the erosion of three different types of rocks.

Project Number: 8100  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The procedures are clearly described and address the hypothesis. The site uses white space well that allows for a cohesive flow of the project.

 

 

How Sweet It Is!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/guru14v

Abstract: To determine with the use of volunteers if sugar substitutes contain as much sweetness as sugar.

Project Number: 8131  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The hypothesis is clearly stated. The site uses interesting graphics and is interesting.

 

 

Which Food Makes the Best Battery?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/thom14a

Abstract: My science fairís purpose is to figure out which fruit makes the best battery. My hypothesis is that the lemon is the fruit that has the most voltage because it is the least acidic and the lowest ph. I conduct experiments to figure out the voltage of the fruit. I also carry out other experiments to figure out the ph. I then observe the results and look at the ph and voltage and measure the trends.The orange had the most voltage even though it wasn't the most acidic.

Project Number: 8132  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Neat presentation, but not an original idea. Some spelling errors on the project information page.

 

 

Popcorn: Health, Taste and Money

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mamm14k

Abstract: To determine in testing three popular popcorn brands which yields the most kernels popped, which is the healthiest, and if price is a factor for the desired result. .

Project Number: 8034  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The values of relevant variables are accurately recorded. There is consistent form through the website.

Menu buttons issue.

 

Adrenaline Response

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/abdu14a

Abstract: my project is about video games causing an adrenaline response. i will explain if violent video games can have a negative effect or response to one's brain.

Project Number: 8139  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
The web page has too many different colors and fonts. The data has not been well collected, organized or interpreted.

 

 

Heat , Cold and Stretch

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/laza14a

Abstract: To determine how temperature change affects rubber's ability to stretch.

Project Number: 8140  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The values of relevant variables are accurately recorded. There is consistent form through the website.

 

 

Crystal Clear Water

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/masr14f

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which water is the cleanest to drink.

Project Number: 8141  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
Not a grade appropriate project. The data presented is inadequate.

 

 

Disco Underwater

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/abus14y

Abstract: My experiment is testing the Niagara falls lights on a smaller scale. In my experiment, I am trying to use highlighters, water, and light to make the water in the tubes glow. While I was doing this experiment I noticed that all the colors absorbed the water at the same time. The Yellow highlighter took the longest and the blue highlighter to the quickest. My predictions were that after 30 minutes when the water absorbs the color of all three highlighters, it will glow when light flashes on it.

Project Number: 8130  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The idea is not unique, but the possible applications are interesting. The background is a little overwhelming.

Watch colours of text.

 

How Dirty are your Socks?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/saro14s

Abstract: To compare which sock material either inhibits or encourages the production and growth of various types of bacteria.

Project Number: 8084  

Grades: 7-9 Biology

Comments:
This site is well presented.

 

 

Wobble, Wobble Tower

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mukk14a

Abstract: In my project I will be testing LEGO skyscrapers on a shake table which will cause a simulated earthquake. A shake table is 2 boards held together with elastic bands and rubber balls in the middle of the boards in the corners. I tested many types of different designs to understand and find one way for my LEGO skyscraper to be stable during an earthquake.

Project Number: 8063  

Grades: 4-6 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
Your experiment is very well presented. It is practical and has useful information. The purpose is well defined. The observations are not well explained with supporting tables, graphs. The web presentation is good .

 

 

Chalk decay

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/kimj14j

Abstract: My project is about putting chalk in the 5 kind of liquid and find out which liquid melt chalk fastest

Project Number: 8060  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Purpose, hypothesis and conclusions are clear.

Photographs could be a bit larger, but still nice to have photographs of any size.

 

Hard water vs Soft water

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/hans14j

Abstract: My project is about which water is better hard water or soft water. To experiment is to put Epsom salts and which is better .The one with the most bubbles is good

Project Number: 8067  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:

 

 

A Puzzle A Day Keeps The Mind Awake

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jain14s

Abstract: The purpose of my science fair project is to determine if by doing a puzzle a day helps improve your memory. I put 5 people in each group, there were 2 groups. I tested both of the groups at the beginning of the week. I also gave one group puzzles. They did one puzzle a day for 7 days. Then at the end of the week I tested the groups again, and found out which results were higher. Group 1, or group 2?

Project Number: 8055  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Your purpose, hypothesis and conclusions are clear.

 

 

How Fast Can YOU Talk?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shie14k

Abstract: My projectís purpose is to find out the fastest average speed a human can talk. For this experiment, youíll need: test subjects, software that can slow down speech while still being audible, a timer, computer, and pen and paper. Print out your chosen passage for your test subject to read. Do an accurate word count and determine the number of words in the passage. Hand the passage to your test subject and instruct them to raise their hand when they are done reading the passage. Give your test subject 3 counts and instruct them to start reading the passage as fast and as accurate as they can. Stop the watch when your test subject raises his/her hand. Using audio software, press the option to slow down or play back speech so you can hear word-for-word what the test subject has said. Count out any words that still sound inaudible, slurred, skipped, or incorrect. Take this number and divide by the number of total words in the passage and multiply by 100 (determines accuracy %).

Project Number: 8077  

Grades: 7-9 Health/Sport

Comments:
The web presentation is very neat. A logical conclusion is drawn from the data collected.

 

 

Parachutes: Does Size Matter?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/sund14a

Abstract: To determine if the size of a parachute canopy effects the amount of acceleration in a descent.

Project Number: 8161  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:

 

 

Caffeine and Athletic

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jain14s2

Abstract: The abstract of my project is to determine whether caffeine enhances athletic performance. I will test whether caffeine enhances athletic performance in various ways. First do determine whether caffeine enhances athletic ability. I will test this by doing jumping jacks and sit ups. I will also test whether caffeine enhances hand eye coordination. I will test this by throwing a ball into a hoop. I will also test whether caffeine affects heart rate. 

Project Number: 8093  

Grades: 7-9 Health/Sport

Comments:
The experiment has been conducted well with controlled variables, and the data analyzed with care and precision. The web display is good.

 

 

BPA: Beware of Plastics Always

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shah14j

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to have a general understanding on how harmful plastics are to your health and the environment. I want to raise the awareness of the harmful effects of plastics to my subjects by giving a short presentation to them.

Project Number: 8080  

Grades: 7-9 Health/Sport

Comments:
The question is of interest and has a correlation to our lives. The data samples are adequate leading to a logical conclusion. Web display is neat.

 

 

Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/akba14c

Abstract: I investigated the effect of varying temperatures on the rate of photosynthesis in germinating chick peas. I hypothesized that increasing temperature would increase the rate of photosynthesis but too high of a temperature would lower the rate of photosynthesis. I collected oxygen produced by the process in balloons every 12 hours, for 48 hours, for each temperature: 5, 12, 20, 35, and 60 degrees, and measured the amounts of CO2. The rate increased with temperatures, yet decreased at 60 degrees.

Project Number: 8099  

Grades: 7-9 Biology

Comments:
There is a clear evidence of substantial background research. Your experiment has precise and well recorded data. The web presentation is very organized with a well done media support link.

 

 

Is Bottled Water Worth It?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/syed14s

Abstract: In comparing selected popular bottled waters, a water filtration system, and tap water, determine which waters test higher for specific chemicals.

Project Number: 8048  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

Photographs would be nice. Your should define "Best Quality".

 

Red Cabbage as a pH indicator

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/lyer14s

Abstract: In measuring the pH levels of various solutions, to determine whether Red Cabbage is an effective indicator by measuring the change in pigmentation.

Project Number: 8047  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The site provides for interactivity which engages the user.

Photographs would be nice.

 

Rocky Road and the effect on a car

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/doju14j

Abstract: To determine the effect of friction of different surfaces on the distance travelled by a vehicle powered by a balloon.

Project Number: 8045  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The navigation is clear and intuitive.

 

 

Graffiti Removal

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/denn14m

Abstract: By testing various chemical solutions, determine which chemical compound is the most effective in removing spray paint (graffiti) from vinyl siding.

Project Number: 8087  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The procedures are clearly described and address the hypothesis. The site uses white space well that allows for a cohesive flow of the project.

 

 

Gel Shield

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/yang14s

Abstract: By testing a variety of food additives to plain gelatin, determine if there is a change in the strength in comparison to the control of gelatin with no additives. In addition, each additive solution was subjected to varying temperatures to determine if the strength would be affected again.

Project Number: 8088  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This project is very interesting as it has real life applications. The site is aesthically pleasing and engaging.

 

 

Cool as a Cucumber

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ivan14a

Abstract: Using three different types of containers and pieces of cucumber as constants, determine which temperature will encourage the preservation of the cucumber.

Project Number: 8095  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Sample size and number of the trials were sufficient. The site is attractive and engaging.

Photographs would be nice. Title missing?

 

Rainbow Fire

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/deso14m

Abstract: To investigate the colours produced when different chemicals are burned using flame photometry (controlled flame tests). I used the outcome to determine how the composition of the chemicals used relate to each other. Also, to find out how astronomers use the information to discover a star's atomic make-up.

Project Number: 8042  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
Observations are clearly analyzed and well organized. Well executed website with interactivity.

 

 

Now You See Me, Now You Don't!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/yema14m

Abstract: To determine which three-dimensional shapes scatters the most light. This will emulate radio waves used in radar and stealth technology.

Project Number: 8050  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:

Flashing text is not a good idea.

 

Peanut Power!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ocon14t

Abstract: To determine if a peanut contains enough potential chemical energy that when subjected to fire is capable of raising the temperature of a container of water.

Project Number: 8370  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The site is interesting, attractive, and well-formatted. The project has a high degree of difficulty with respect to the age of the student.

 

 

How does music affect learning?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/kiru14d

Abstract: My purpose is to find out how music affects learning? My hypothesis is that I think that music does affect leaning. I did this experiment by testing three contestants three times with music and then I tested them without music. I then checked the result.

Project Number: 8264  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
Not a well researched project. The experiment has not been repeated enough. The data recorded in not conclusive. The colors are too bright.

 

 

Which Robot is the Best?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ifte14j

Abstract: In my project, I am testing 2 robots, who have different power sources, in 3 races. In the first race, I am testing which can go short end. The second race the distance between the finish and start line is a little bit longer. The third is still longer. I am testing their speed and how smooth they move. For the power source for the first robot, I am using AAA batteries. On the second I am using AA batteries. They are at the same voltage.

Project Number: 8265  

Grades: 4-6 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
Grade level project. A very creative experiment. Information was detailed and showed good knowledge of the subject. Web presentation is neat, and good use of pictures.

 

 

C the Vitamin

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/prasad14m

Abstract: To learn whether dark, green, leafy vegetables contain more Vitamin C than lighter green varieties.

Project Number: 8033  

Grades: 7-9 Biology

Comments:
This project is very interesting as it has real life applications. The site is aesthically pleasing and engaging.

 

 

Sprouting Potatoes!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/caie14e

Abstract: Using three popular types of potatoes, subject each to five different growing conditions to determine which type and environmental conditions made the potatoes sprout the fastest.

Project Number: 8270  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The hypothesis is clearly stated. The site uses interesting graphics and is interesting.

 

 

Bright Light!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/diab14e

Abstract: To determine which of selected sunglasses offer the most protection from UV rays. This will help to reduce the incidence of eye cancer.

Project Number: 8271  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
This project has useful applications and helpful in the real world. The site design is well constructed and the flow cohesive.

 

 

Can an Egg Float on Salt Water

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mann14h

Abstract: To determine at which concentration salt water has to be to be able to float an egg.

Project Number: 8279  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

 

 

Swimming in Acid

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/yeja14j

Abstract: To demonstrate the effects of too much carbon dioxide being absorbed into the ocean on mussel shells. Measuring an equal amount of shells in 6 jars and simulated an acidified environment in 5 of them against the last jar as an control environment. In comparing the shells in the acidified environment to the shells in the normal ocean environment.

Project Number: 8283  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is interesting, appealing and motivates a viewer to return.

 

 

What is Phototaxis?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/goli14e

Abstract: Using a home built robot that is capable of steering left or right towards a light source, with two light sensors and two vibration motors, simulate phototaxis in insects.

Project Number: 8365  

Grades: 4-6 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
This site has consistent design and form.

 

 

Comparing Electromagnets

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/nuge14j

Abstract: Using three differing electromagnetized nails, determine which combination of wires (insulated and uninsulated) and battery strength produced the strongest magnetic force.

Project Number: 8366  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
Very good content.

 

 

Hydro Power

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mast14a

Abstract: To determine if the height of water being poured on a cork wheel effects the speed of wheel turning therefore effecting the amount of energy being produced by the wheel.

Project Number: 8253  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
Observations are well documented. The site design is attractive and consistent.

 

 

Solar Cell vs. Temperature

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/xuma14m

Abstract: To determine whether temperature affects the amount of voltage a solar cell is capable of producing.

Project Number: 8368  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
This site is well presented.

 

 

Sink or Swim!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/pate14d

Abstract: Using a water disbursement method, measure the density of various fruits and vegetables.

Project Number: 8269  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The sample size was sufficient. There is consistent form through the website.

 

 

Smoky Points!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/sidd14i

Abstract: To determine the smoking point of three different types of vegetable oils by measuring the temperature where they started to produce smoke.

Project Number: 8374  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The sample size was adequate. The navigation was clear and intuitive.

 

 

Juicy Fruits or Watery Veggies?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/dagl14a

Abstract: In using the process of dehydration, measure the moisture loss from selected vegetables and fruits to determine if eating a piece of fruit or vegetable is better than drinking a glass of water.

Project Number: 8375  

Grades: 4-6 Health/Sport

Comments:
There is evidence that research has gone into this project. The site is appealing, well constructed

 

 

Save the Trees!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/hass14r

Abstract: To determine the best plant fiber to produce paper in order to reduce the amount of paper that is wasted.

Project Number: 8419  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The project has a high degree of difficulty with respect to the age of the student. The site is innovative, interesting and engaging.

 

 

Which Bridge is the strongest?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/thom14r

Abstract: By using three different construction designs, determine which bridge made of popsicle sticks can support the most weight.

Project Number: 8424  

Grades: 4-6 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
This site is aesthically pleasing. Good job.

 

 

Paper Towel Strength

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/deyj14j

Abstract: To determine which of four common paper towel brands can support the most weight when damp.

Project Number: 8425  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Interesting and formatted well.

 

 

The Best Soap

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jara14p

Abstract: The purpose of my science fair project is to find out what soap works best.i am testing Dark Woolite soap and light Woolite soap with a stain of tomato sauce.

Project Number: 8446  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Not a grade appropriate project. The data presented is inadequate.

 

 

The fastest spinning motor

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/sand14a

Abstract: To determine which of the three motors I made will spin the fastest using different gauges of wires.

Project Number: 8491  

Grades: 7-9 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
The values of relevant variables are accurately recorded. There is consistent form through the website.

 

 

Does CO2 Affect Plant Growth?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ivan14a2

Abstract: To determine if different levels of carbon dioxide impede the growth and development of plants.

Project Number: 8625  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
he hypothesis is clearly stated. The site uses interesting graphics and is interesting.

 

 

Gas Producing Beverages

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shar14t

Abstract: By adding vinegar to bottles of different beverages,placing a balloon over the mouth of each bottle,and then measuring the change in the inflation of the balloons to determine which beverage produces the most gas.

Project Number: 8626  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The site uses relevant graphics and is well formatted. The conclusion and summary comments follow from the data and hypothesis.

Interesting!

 

Water Power!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jair14s

Abstract: To determine what is the least amount of water released from varying heights required to lift a constant piece of mass.

Project Number: 8367  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

 

 

Is Decaf really Decaffeinated?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/bans14d

Abstract: Using Tannic acid as an indicator, measure the amount of caffeine that is present in decaffeinated coffee.

Project Number: 8225  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is interesting, attractive and well formatted.

 

 

Gravity and Acceleration

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/kris14s

Abstract: To determine whether a change in slope of an inclined plane will affect the acceleration of a moving object.

Project Number: 8158  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
This site is appealing and has good formatting.

 

 

Microwave and Germination of Seeds

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/farm14j

Abstract: To measure the effect of exposure of differing microwave radiation on the germination on bean seeds.

Project Number: 8185  

Grades: 4-6 Biology

Comments:
The observations are clearly analyzed, clear, and well organized. Links clearly indicate the content of the target page.

 

 

Heat Wave

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/chau14p

Abstract: To measure the heat capacities of selected liquids by subjecting them to two different heat sources.

Project Number: 8186  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The procedures are clearly described and address the hypothesis. The site uses white space well that allows for a cohesive flow of the project.

 

 

How to Cool Your Drink the Fastest

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/limj14j

Abstract: To determine which is the fastest way to cool a can of soda pop by testing four different devices of cooling.

Project Number: 8187  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
this project has real world applications. This is a well-constructed web-site with excellent use of white space.

 

 

Water Pressure vs. Buoyancy

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/carc14a

Abstract: To determine whether water pressure affects the buoyancy of selected objects.

Project Number: 8223  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The menu contains all the links to all the pages. Good work.

 

 

How much Vitamin C do you get?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mist14k

Abstract: Using selected vitamin C supplemt tablets and an iodine indicator, determine which tablet contains the highest concentration of vitamin C.

Project Number: 8224  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
Good format and design.

 

 

Turning Dirty Water Clean

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/shar14a

Abstract: To determine which type of dirty water solution will come out of a filter column the cleanest.

Project Number: 8245  

Grades: 4-6 Chemistry

Comments:
The site is well planned and easy to navigate. The hypothesis is clearly stated.

 

 

Hang Time

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/carc14m

Abstract: To determine which paper airplane will fly the furthest by altering the width and length of three different airplanes.

Project Number: 8247  

Grades: 4-6 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The graphics are irrelevant to the project. The hypothesis was outlined well.

 

 

Fall Time

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Laude Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/choi14t

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find the viscosity of syrup, water, baby oil, cooking oil, and three brands of shampoo. I dropped a marble into these liquids and recorded the time taken for the marble to reach the bottom of the cylinder.

Project Number: 8246  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
Your experiment shows adequate research. Your hypothesis is clearly stated.

 

 

Crystal OVERLOAD!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/kaur14a

Abstract: To determine which temperatures crystals grow best in. Using a solution of water and borax,and exposing this solution to three different temperatures. The temperatures are ice cold, refrigerated, and room temperature.

Project Number: 8035  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is interesting, attractive and well formatted.

 

 

Cooling Sodas

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/alsh14s

Abstract: In comparing four different types of cooling procedures, determine the quickest way to cool cans of soda starting from room temperature.

Project Number: 8641  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

 

 

Best Source of Vitamin C

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/char14n

Abstract: Using an iodine indicator to determine which of various popular orange juices contain the most amount of Vitamin C.

Project Number: 8162  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is aesthically pleasing. Good job.

 

 

No Happy Jelly in your Belly

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/bhat14j

Abstract: To test which fruits can ruin your gelatin dessert if added raw. Then determine if the gelatin would be able to maintain its taste and consistency if the fruit added were cooked.

Project Number: 8490  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is aesthically pleasing. Good job.

 

 

Separate the Salt

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/tang14n

Abstract: To determine which transparent liquid, when combined with salt, is more conducive to separating salt (NaCl) into its individual chemical components when subjected to an electrical current.

Project Number: 8165  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
This site is aesthically pleasing. Good job.

 

 

Growth of Alum Crystals

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mois14e

Abstract: To determine which solution of alum powder, water, and particular additives are able to grow the largest crystal formations.

Project Number: 8444  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The data was well evaluated. The site is interesting.

 

 

Sugar Content in Ripening Fruit

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jair14r

Abstract: To determine if the sugar content in fruit changes as the fruit matures and ripens by measuring the change in Brix units.

Project Number: 8181  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
There is evidence that research has gone into this project. The site is appealing, well constructed

 

 

Pollution and the Color of the Sky

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/wigg14t

Abstract: Using clear water to represent the sky, measure how additions of different liquids, used to represent pollution, will change the color of light passing through the water.

Project Number: 8182  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The site provides for interactivity which engages the user.

 

 

Detergent Dilemma!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/vaya14n

Abstract: My project is to determine what detergent will work best. What I will do is i will take 5 brands of detergents Tide, Xtra, Arm and Hammer, Old Dutch, and Kirkland. I also used curry liquid to stain 5 white t-shirts. I let the stain spread out and put it in the washer for 35 min and let it dry.

Project Number: 8104  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
Web presentation is fair. The background picture makes it difficult to read the explanation. Good effort.

 

 

Which Pops the Best?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/gora14n2

Abstract: To determine which brand of three popular popping corn kernals pops the best after exposing each to different temperatures prior to subjecting them to differing popping methods.

Project Number: 8371  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
Very good content.

 

 

Red Cabbage Rules!

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/jass14r

Abstract: Using paper towel strips that have been soaked in red cabbage juice as an indicator, measure the differing ph level of selected solutions.

Project Number: 8237  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The site is attractive and very interesting.

 

 

Heart Rate and Video Games

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/mada14s

Abstract: To measure how heart rate is affected by exposure to various video games.

Project Number: 8238  

Grades: 7-9 Biology

Comments:
This site is aesthically pleasing. Good job.

 

 

Experiments with Tesla Coils

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ahme14z

Abstract: For this science experiment, i built a Tesla coil and proceeded to experiment with different uses including wireless electricity, spark gaps, energy transmission and other high voltage experiments.

Project Number: 8078  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The project is appropriate for the grade level. The experiment has clear control and experimental groups. The web presentation is neat.

 

 

Light Refraction

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/zhan14v

Abstract: To determine the amount of light refraction produced by passing a light source through various impediments. This is to mimic the amount of light refraction caused by eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Project Number: 8160  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
The menu contains all the links to all the pages. Good work.

 

 

Electrolytes in Drinks

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/ahem14a

Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out if orange juice has more electrolytes than sports drinks, specifically Gatorade. I constructed a small circuit that consisted of a digital multimeter and copper wire and measured the number of every drink's electrolytes and recorded my results.

Project Number: 8248  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
The idea is interesting. The summary and link to previous projects are missing in the project information page.

 

 

Elasticity and Temperature

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/garc14j

Abstract: TO determine the effect of different temperatures on the elasticity of rubber bands.

Project Number: 8235  

Grades: 7-9 Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics

Comments:
Good format and design.

 

 

Plop Fizz, Oh What a Relief It Is !

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/badw14r

Abstract: TO determine if the particle size of the reactant (Alka Selzer) affects the rate of the chemical reaction.

Project Number: 8236  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:
There is evidence that some research has been done on the object. The site is engaging.

 

 

Nutrition in Density?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/alir14r

Abstract: To determine if the density, keeping the weight constant, of a fruit or vegetable means that that fruit or vegetable is higher in nutritional content.

Project Number: 8282  

Grades: 7-9 Health/Sport

Comments:
The site provides for interactivity which engages the user.

 

 

Do People have different passwords?

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/dzie14a

Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to determine if people have the same passwords.

Project Number: 8101  

Grades: 7-9 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
Interesting question. The web display is neat. Posting a sample of a completed survey would have been appropriate.

 

 

Stinky Soil

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/sing14a

Abstract:

Project Number: 8277  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments:
The data was correctly analyzed. Each page contains a link to the index page.

 

 

Protein Denature

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/alsh14f

Abstract: To determine whether different protein sources denature (breakdown) at the same temperature.

Project Number: 8276  

Grades: 7-9 Chemistry

Comments:

 

 

Wondrous Weights

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/djor14f

Abstract: To determine which bridge structure could bear the most weight holding the length of the bridge constant.

Project Number: 8275  

Grades: 7-9 Engineering/ComputerScience

Comments:
This site has consistent design and form.

 

 

Greenhouse Gas

Virtual Science Fair 

  Cum Honore Award  - Merit Certificate

 

View Project: virtualsciencefair.org/2014/rash14a

Abstract:

Project Number: 8097  

Grades: 7-9 Earth/Energy/Environmental

Comments: