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What are some good ideas for a high school science fair project?

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Some possible ideas for a high school science fair project are comparing mold growth on different types of bread in the same conditions, examining mold growth under different types of light or temperatures or researching how various light types affect plant growth. Regardless of the experiment, students need to make sure they have a control to compare their results to and only change one variable at a time.

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For example, if a student wants to see how mold growth varies in different light sources, a piece of bread that remains on his desk at all times is his control, as this is the subject he compares his results to. The different light source is his independent variable that he controls, and the amount of mold growth is the dependent variable that he measures.

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