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# Tenth Grade Science Projects (298 results)

Science Buddies' tenth grade science projects are the perfect way for tenth grade students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our tenth grade projects are written and tested by scientists and are specifically created for use by students in the tenth grade. Students can choose to follow the science experiment as written or put their own spin on the project.

For a personalized list of science projects, tenth graders can use the Science Buddies Topic Selection Wizard. The wizard asks students to respond to a series of simple statements and then uses their answers to recommend age-appropriate projects that fit their interests.

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Measuring the value of a resistor with a multimeter is pretty simple. You set the multimeter to measure resistance, connect the two leads to the resistor (possibly using some handy alligator clips), and read the resistance value. This is called a two-point measurement (one probe on each of the two resistor leads). But what if the resistance you want to measure is very small, in the milli or micro-ohm (mΩ or μΩ) range? This can introduce problems because many low-cost multimeters… Read more
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 Time Required Short (2-5 days) Tinkering Prerequisites To do this project, you should be familiar with Ohm's Law, and with the basics of using a digital multimeter (see our Multimeter Tutorial to learn more). Material Availability This project requires two multimeters. Cost Average (\$50 - \$100) Safety No issues
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The first land animals took their tentative steps out of the ocean and onto solid ground around 365 million years ago. Over millions of years, these early ancestors developed into tetrapods, including amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals. Then, around 50 million years ago, the reverse process occurred: the mammalian ancestor of today's whales returned to the ocean. In this genomics science fair project, you will use mitochondrial protein sequencing to trace the evolution of… Read more
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 Time Required Average (6-10 days) Tinkering Prerequisites You should be familiar with high school level genetics (DNA, protein, mutations). Material Availability Readily available. Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety No issues
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This is a great project for someone interested in both stargazing and photography. Bright city lights and even the light of the full Moon obscure the dimmest stars, which can make identifying constellations more difficult. In this astronomy science project, you will calibrate a digital camera to measure the skyglow in different locations. This can be a great tool to comparing the quality of different star viewing locations. Read more
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 Time Required Long (2-4 weeks) Tinkering Prerequisites You should have already taken an algebra class and understand what a function is. Material Availability A digital camera with full manual control is essential for this project. If you cannot manually control the ISO, shutter speed, focus, and lens aperture of your camera, then your camera will not work for this project. See the Materials and Equipment list for details. Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety Take an adult with you when you take skyglow photos at night.
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This project is a great way to "bring home" the concept of energy use. All you need to get started is a good-sized sample of monthly electric bills from households in your area. Building from this simple beginning, you can ask questions that can take you in many different directions. For example: How much electricity does the "average" person in your area use per month? How much does electricity use vary among different families? Read more
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 Time Required Very Long (1+ months) Tinkering Prerequisites To do this project you will have to collect sample monthly electric bills from at least 30 different households, along with the number of people living in the household. Material Availability Readily available Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety No issues
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Woolly mammoths shook the ground of ice-age tundras for millennia, living next to saber tooth tigers and prehistoric man. Although they have been extinct for thousands of years, scientists continue to learn more and more about this mighty animal. Some of the most exciting new research is being produced by looking at DNA extracted from the hair and bones of woolly mammoths entombed in ice. In this genomics science fair project, you will use bioinformatics tools to determine the woolly mammoth's… Read more
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 Time Required Short (2-5 days) Tinkering Prerequisites You should be familiar with basic biological concepts, including DNA, proteins, and mutations. Material Availability Must have access to the Internet. Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety No issues
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What makes a winning team? Getting all the best players? Good coaches? Good chemistry? This project will show you how you can use math to help you test your hypothesis about what makes a winning team. The Pythagorean relationship is a fundamental one in sports: it correctly predicts the records of 98% of all teams. But in 2% of cases, it fails. Why does it fail? Find teams that deviated substantially from their expected Pythagorean record (this information is available for baseball teams… Read more
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 Time Required Average (6-10 days) Tinkering Prerequisites Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and statistics Material Availability Readily Available Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety
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Here's a sports science project that shows you how to use correlation analysis to choose the best batting statistic for predicting run-scoring ability. You'll learn how to use a spreadsheet to measure correlations between two variables. Read more
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 Time Required Short (2-5 days) Tinkering Prerequisites To do this project you must be comfortable using a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel®, or be willing to learn how to use one. Material Availability Readily available Cost Very Low (under \$20) Safety No issues
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Have you ever wondered why geese fly in a V-formation? In this science fair project, you will build a wind tunnel to test how the formation of birds in flight actually affects their flight efficiency. Read more
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 Time Required Long (2-4 weeks) Tinkering Prerequisites This is an advanced project that will require substantial initiative to design, build, and test. The experimental procedure gives outlines for how to proceed, and includes pictures; but precise details for the setup have to be worked out independently. Also, to perform the analysis, it is recommended that you first read the scientific papers that are listed in the Bibliography. Material Availability You will need a web camera and a computer for this science fair project. See the Materials and Equipment list for details. Cost High (\$100 - \$150) Safety No issues
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