Does nature prefers strands and helices in building biomolecules?
I used a computer to make model peptides with repeating pentapeptide blocks of the type of [AAAAA](n) and [DAAAK](n), where n is the number of blocks; n=1-4. I modeled extended, strand, and helical structures. I measured and compared the stabilities of the peptides with and without energy minimization. I used the programs Insight II, IsisDraw, and DeepView.
Does classical music help plants grow?
My hypothesis is that classical music will help the plants to grow. I also believe that the plants that listen to country will have their growth stunted.
What environmental factors favor decomposition by soil microbes
Students will be able to: describe the role of decomposer organisms in nutrient recycling and their importance in maintaining the flow of energy through an ecosystem, relate the presence of soil-dwelling organisms to soil quality, and describe physical conditions that are favorable to these organisms. This activity addresses Competency Goal 1 of the NC Standard Course of Study for sixth-grade sci
This experiment teaches you how to build your own homemade stethoscope and how to use it to measure
Over 170 years ago, a man named Laennec invented the first stethoscope. Before your class goes into the Institute's Giant Heart in the BioScience Exhibit stop and see it. It is a wooden tube about 1 inch in diameter and about 10 inches long. This experiment teaches you how to build your own homemade stethoscope and how to use it.
How hand-Eye coordination is influenced by age
This experiment was performed to find out how hand-eye coordination improves as we grow older.
A comparison of response time across genders - the "Ruler drop test"
This experiment was performed to compare the response time of boys and girls. The "ruler-drop" test was used.
Cold water and your voice
This science fair project was conducted to find out how drinking cold water will affect the ability of a person to sing. The tests were done by comparing the high notes a person can reach before and after drinking cold water.
Are ants picky over their food? Do they have any preference?
The purpose of this experiment was to determine which flavor ants are most attracted to.
What are the effects of heat, moisture, and ventilation upon the development of the chicken embryo in an incubator?
The avian embryo is amazing and exciting. In only three weeks, a small clump of cells with no characteristic features of any single animal species changes into an active, newly hatched chick. A study of this transformation is educational and interesting, and gives us insight into how humans are formed.
The relationship between the size of a bird and its perching behavior
This experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between the size of a bird and its perching behavior. Specifically, does the size of a bird affect the distance that it puts between itself and another bird, when both are perching on a wire? Crows and house sparrows were used as subjects for this experiment.