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HELP!!! Need Science Fair Project - Save the World

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:49 am
by biancaday
Hi,

I'm in grade 12 and doing an international science fair with the theme 'Save the World' but I have no idea what my project should be on. I'm leaning towards water pollution and filtration to fresh water and possibly including chemical spill effects.

What should my question be and is there any way to make it super advanced to be worthy of going to the International Science Fair?

Thanks

Re: HELP!!! Need Science Fair Project - Save the World

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:41 pm
by SciB
Hi,

It's hard for us to answer such a general question because the field of possibilities is so huge. You will be limited by your resources. For example, do you have a school lab you can work in or do you have to work at home? That would be a major influence on the types of project you could tackle.

Drinking water purification is a critical need in many countries, but the subject has been worked on many times. Still, if you can think up something new, cheap, readily available, and always effective, there will be millions of thirsty people who will thank you.

If you want guidance in choosing a subject area for a project, why don't you use Scibuddies' project selector wizard:
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... ject-ideas

Post again with more ideas and we'll talk about it.

Good luck!

Sybee

Re: HELP!!! Need Science Fair Project - Save the World

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:46 am
by biancaday
Ive decided to do it on oil and oil spills. I can work in my schools lab. I am going to use the experiment about using nanotechnology with ferrofluid. I want to do more experiments though. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks

Re: HELP!!! Need Science Fair Project - Save the World

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm
by AmyCowen
Is this the project you have decided to do?
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... oil-spills

If you are looking for additional things to try, be sure and check the "Make It Your Own" tab for some ideas of ways you might alter or expand your experiment.

Amy
Science Buddies