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The Potential for Vegetable-Oil-Based Fuels as a Substitute for Diesel

What is vegetable oil fuel?


Helpful links :

National Bio diesel Board
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Grease car Vegetable Fuel Systems
Cape Cod Grease Fuel Collaborative

Utilization of Photobioreactor to Optimize the Growth Rate of Lipids in Micro algae for Use in Bio fuels

What is photobioreactor?
Mass Scale Solar Production of Micro Algae

Related PDF :

Micro algal Photobioreactors : Scale up and optimization
Microalagae cultivation

Fire Ants : Height to Nutrition

Determine the maximum height at which fire ants would come to get food.Set out different types of food and then measured the height that the fire ants came to get that food.

Imported Fire Ant Control Using Household Products

You can use several types of household products to determine which ones controlled fire ants the best. You can use products such as epsom salt, PeptoBismol®, and oranges. You need to made a transect to determine the initial numbers of fire ants in a mound, then present the household product to the mound. Finally, count the remaining fire ants after exposure to the household product.

Maximizing the Power Output of a Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Module Through the Use of Solar Concentrators

Making the Most Efficient Solar Hot Water Panel

Analysis of Noncrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using New Low-Cost Robotic D-SCOPE

Bio remediation of Greenhouse Gases with Algae.

Glass Harmonica by Ben Franklin


The science behind it has to do with frequency and vibrations. You could make your own glass harmonica of a sorts by pouring water into a set of glasses. Align them to make a row. Fill each of them with different amounts of water (fill each with a little more water ). And then use a spoon and tap each of them in order. They should make a Do Rei Mi sound.
Related links about this project:
What wiki says about Glass Harmonica
Benjamin Franklin and His Glass Armonica
History of Armonica
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University of California , San Diego Projects

12th Grade

Investigating Dinoflagellate Dormancy
Does Smell Affect Food Preferences for Mice?
Vitamin C: Future Steroids for Athletes
Of Mice and Memory. Does Ginkgo Biloba Improve Memory?

11th Grade 

Bacterial Resistance to Antibacterial Soaps
Adenylate Kinase Loss of Activity by Dilution


10th Grade

Stress Comparison: Which is Higher? Adults vs. Adolescents
What's Best For Baby? Frozen vs. Refrigerated Breast Milk
Spectrum Fishing 

8th Grade 

Hydro Growing: Which Nutrient is the Best for Plant Growth?
Thigmotropism: To Touch or Not to Touch?
8th grade Science fair Project Ideas

How to make or build electroscope?



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Electroscope Video

7th Grade  

Will Salinity Affect the Growth of Toxic Algae?
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List of ideas from Chicago academy of Sciences


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      How to build rocket?

      Air rockets are those which use power of compressed air (pumped using bicycle pump) for their launching.They are different from conventional rockets which gets supply of thrust force in large part of its flight,instead thrust of a air rocket is completely expended in the first instance of flight.They use initial push from compressed air all in once and can fly about 200 to 300 feet.They are simple to build.  To get more information about them and their working you should visit Nasa's Webpage about air rockets.

      Building a Compressed Air Rocket Video
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      Video of the Air Rocket in Action!
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      Newton laws as they applied to rockets
      Rocket is a missile that obtain from a thrust engine.It is based on Newton's third law of motion which states that every action has equal and opposite reaction.This thrust can be achieved by various ways but one of the most common technique is compressed air. We have already discussed about it in our Air Rocket Post.

      Rocket Science from Nasa

      Build a bubble powered rocket

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      Build a Bubble powered rocket

      Build an air powered bottle rocket


      How to build soda bottle rocket launcher

      Video showing steps of Building rocket