Geology science fair projects

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Caves are amazing underground places. They are not just dark, damp places full of bats. Caves have features that are found nowhere else on Earth. Two such features are called stalactites and stalagmites. These are the icicle-like...
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This science fair project was performed to observe soil liquefaction in different types of soil. The testing was done using 3 types of soil - sand, clay and...
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This science fair project was performed to measure the movement of fossils in soil subject to earthquake tremors. The experiment was done by exposing fossil bones to different levels of...
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Soil is one of our most precious natural resources, as it integrates all parts of the ecosystem. It provides a medium for plant growth so that we can have food, clothing, and other materials. Soil filters water, decomposes waste, stores...
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You may wish to do this demonstration outside. This apparatus will use air pressure to propel tephra (sand) into the air. A fan disperses the tephra downwind where it accumulates to form a cinder cone. Visibility of the tephra is enhanced...
Advanced 7
The apparatus consists of a heavy object that is dragged steadily with an elastic cord. Although pulled with a constant velocity, the heavy object repeatedly slides and then stops. A small vibration sensor, attached to a computer display,...
Advanced 7
A landslide inventory of the Touchet subbasin of the Walla Walla River Watershed was completed in 2002 by the WDNR. Using a combination of 1:24,000 scale orthophotos from 1996 and aerial photographs, nearly 250 possible landslides were...
Advanced 7
This model is easy to demonstrate and very useful in relating hazards associated with lava flows (or mud flows). However, this model costs more and requires you to order a plastic three-dimensional map....
Intermediate 4
Soils are made of particles of different types and sizes. The space between particles is called pore space. Pore space determines the amount of water that a given volume of soil can hold. Porosity is the percentage of the total volume of...
Beginner 1
Though scientists have found many, many fossils, they are not all that common. It takes very special conditions for fossils to form. Here's how you can make a modern day fossil....
Beginner 1
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