Twelfth Grade, Human Biology & Health Science Projects (6 results)
Isn't the human body incredible? From the complex systems that make it work to the numerous ways we're able to cure illnesses, there are so many fascinating subjects to study when it comes to human biology and health. Are you interested in subjects like how the body works, how best to keep it working, and how to cure everything from a common cough to cancer?
Over time, viruses evolve. Their evolution is influenced by both neutral drift, the natural mutation rate of the virus, and selective pressure from the hosts' immune systems. Scientists study a virus's genomic evolution—the changes at the nucleotide and amino acid level—to better understand how the virus is spreading and the clinical implications. You can use public databases and tools to do the same type of tracking and analysis of COVID-19 that scientists around the world do. …
"Flu season" is something we deal with every winter. Cyclical or seasonal outbreaks of an infectious disease can occur for a variety of reasons, such as seasonal changes in host behavior (for example, more people staying indoors), the seasonal abundance of disease carriers (for example, mosquitos), and many others.
Another factor that can play a role in cyclical outbreaks occurs when the natural immunity to a disease has a short duration. This enables each individual in the population to…
Maple syrup on pancakes, ripe bananas, and soft drinks are all foods that are tasty to us
because of the sugar in them. But did you know there are different kinds of
sugar? One food can have multiple kinds of sugar in it, and our bodies actually process
the different types of sugars differently. In this science project, you will measure the
concentration of two sugars—glucose and sucrose—in different foods, and investigate how
sucrose is converted into glucose with the help…
Do you hate shots? Do you complain about paper cuts? Imagine if you had to give yourself shots a couple of times a day, as well as prick your finger, on purpose, even more frequently. Of course, if you have diabetes you do not have to imagine this; it is your reality. People who have diabetes usually need to keep close track of how much sugar is in their blood (called their blood glucose levels) by testing a drop of blood from a finger prick. If there is too much sugar in their blood, some…
Did you know that some teachers give their students a peppermint candy on state testing days? Is it to give the kids sweet-smelling breath? Or are the teachers hoping for something more on the important testing day? In this human biology science fair project, you'll explore whether or not peppermint influences scores on different types of tests.
You have probably had X-rays taken at the dentist's or doctor's office, but do you know how the X-ray images are
made? Images made using X-rays, also called radiographs, are considered to be relatively safe to take, even though
they are made using a small amount of radiation, specifically electromagnetic radiation. Radiation is energy
that travels through space as either waves or high speed particles. Watch this video to learn more about electromagnetic
radiation and X-rays.