Sea water and its effects on Bambusa vulgaris (common bamboo)
This experiment was performed to ascertain if watering Bambusa vulgaris (common bamboo) plants with sea water will cause them to grow faster, slower or wilt. Sea water is sometimes used to put out forest fires. The result of this experiment will help us understand the long term effects of using sea water to put out tropical forest fires.
Acid rain and the survival of fresh water guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
The mortality rate of fresh water guppies (Poecilia reticulata) increases as the acid level in the water increases.
The concentration of lead content in drinking water
This experiment was performed to ascertain the concentration of lead content in the tap water of new houses (less than 10 years old) as compared to houses which are more than 50 years old. These older houses should still be using lead pipe plumbing.
Comparing the levels of pollution in different urban locales
This science fair project was o to examine the pollution levels in different urban locales. Specially, what is the air quality of different parts of a city like? Samples of air were collected in a city park, a school, a market, a city bus station, the city hall, a hospital, a building top and in a home.
Levels of carbon monoxide emission by aging cars
This science fair project was performed to compare the amounts of carbon monoxide gas released by cars of different ages. The tests were done by comparing the emission levels of a new car, a 5-year-old car, a 10-year-old car and a 20-year-old car.
Nitrate leaching by organic and inorganic fertilizers
This science fair project was conducted to compare the levels of nitrate leaching into soil when different types of fertilizers are used. The science fair project was done using soil mixed with cow manure, compost, liquid inorganic fertilizer and granule inorganic fertilizer.
Using Thlaspi plants to clean zinc-contaminated soil
This science fair project was conducted to find out the effectiveness of using the Thlaspi plant to treat zinc contamination of soil.
Boatyards and marine pollution
This science fair project is performed to compare the level of marine pollution (specifically, copper leaching) at a boatyard with pollution in other locations. The testing was done at an independent lab using water samples obtained from a boatyard, a marina, a beach and tap water.
Effect of traffic flow on the release of pollutant gases
This science fair project was performed to compare traffic flow and pollution emission at different times of the day. The observation was done on a highway by monitoring the average speed, amount of vehicles and the flow of traffic.
Effect of oil spills on aquatic plants
This science fair project was performed to find out how oil spills will affect aquatic plants. Testing was done using hydrilla plants in water with and without a layer of oil covering the surface.