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What are some ideas for ninth grade science fair projects?

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Some sample ninth grade science fair projects include examining the effects of chewing gum on people's concentration, determining which direction solar panels should face, using an acid test to tell some chosen minerals apart and conducting a test to determine whether ants prefer cane sugar or artificial sweeteners. Ninth grade science projects may be related to such areas as physical science, astronomy, life science, earth science, applied science, computer science and health science.

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Those interested in computer science might write a computer program or study the reach of wireless networking. Some other project ideas include the following:

  • Finding out how product packaging influences children
  • Determining if certain foods can boost people's moods
  • Investigating whether denser fruits are healthier to eat
  • Testing to see what types of household objects form crystals the best

The chosen science fair project should follow the scientific method's process, which involves coming up with a question, doing some research on the background of the topic, making a hypothesis (or educated guess), conducting an experiment to test the hypothesis, analyzing the data, coming up with a conclusion and communicating the results.

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