Chemistry Projects

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Starting a Science Project

What Makes A Good Science Project?
Some advice from a science fair judge
The Parts of a Science Project
The idea behind a science project is to discover "what happens if." What happens to one thing if you change something else?
Science Fair Projects: Understanding and Using the Scientific Method
The scientific method is extremely important to your science fair project, and understanding it is critical to the success of your science fair experiment.
Questions From Science Judges
How did you come up with the idea for this project? and more

Chemistry Projects For Beginners

Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids
In this experiment, you'll see how salt and sugar molecules move within different liquids and dissolve at different rates.
For reference: Liquid, Molecule, Sodium Chloride, Solution, Solvent, Sugar
What Household Cleaners Break Down Jell-O Best?
Test five different household cleaners to see which products most effectively break down protein contained in the Jell-O.
For reference: Enzyme, Gelatin
Peanut Power
How much energy is in a single peanut?
For reference: Calorie, Energy
Lemon Power
Use a lemon to make a voltaic battery and even power a digital watch.
For reference: Battery, Electrode, Electrolyte
What Substance Melts Ice Fastest?
Sprinkle various materials on ice cubes to test their melting properties.
For reference: Ice

Chemistry Projects For Intermediate Levels

Are All Pennies Created Equal?
Explore the chemical composition of pennies minted during the past 30 or 35 years, to figure out if and when it has changed.
For reference: Copper, Density, Mass, Zinc
Can You Be a Human Battery?
What you're trying to make happen is to have electrons travel through your body from one metal to the other. If you can do this, you're a human battery.
For reference: Aluminum, Battery, Copper, Electric Circuit, Electron, Multimeter
Splitting H2O (Water) to Make Oxygen and Hydrogen
Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen, and these gases can be produced through electrolysis.
For reference: Electrode, Gelatin, Water
What Materials Make the Best Crystals?
Experiment with two solutes, salt and sugar, in order to see which one makes the best crystals.
For reference: Crystal, Sodium Chloride, Solution, Solvent, Supersaturated

Chemistry Projects For Advanced Levels

Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
Test five metals—silver, steel, zinc, copper, and aluminum—to see which corrodes fastest in water and in salt water.
For reference: Corrosion, Iron, Oxidation and Reduction, Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Steel, Zinc
What's in a Color?
The process of separating the colored compounds in a mixture is called chromatography.
For reference: Chromatography, Color, Colors
Copper Magic
You can measure the acidity of rain and snow in your area using the pH scale and pH paper to find out which is more acid.
For reference: Copper, Chemical Reaction, More on Chemical Reaction, Sodium Chloride
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