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Test a Project Idea 100 points!* Why it is important: Every set of eyes sees something slightly different. We know that if a number of members do a Project Idea, they may each identify problems or areas of confusion that we did not. Feedback from community members who test our Project Ideas enables us to improve our science and engineering Project Ideas for everyone. And, we need to know if students find our write-ups clear, useful, and accurate.

*You will receive points after your submission receives a sufficient number of thumbs up votes.
Vote 5 points! Why it is important: By rating submissions thumbs up or thumbs down, you tell us which feedback to pay attention to and free up our staff to generate even more fresh content.

Instructions: Helping us debug new Project Ideas or retesting selected older ones is a fun way to help the Science Buddies community! Go to one of the Project Idea pages listed below and carefully read the entire project and complete the experiment.

As you review the Project Idea and work through the steps of the Experimental Procedure, keep track of:

Once you are finished testing, you can give us feedback by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

Comments from previous testers appear at the bottom of the Project Idea page, and you can vote on each one! Generally, Project Ideas take several hours or more to complete.


Project Ideas Needing Testing Date Posted Testers Still Needed Voters Still Needed
Ball Launcher Challenge
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-11-17 48 Yes
Preventing SQL Injection Attacks
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-10-20 50 Yes
How Secure Are Your Security Questions?
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-09-13 50 Yes
Crack the Code: Breaking a Caesar Cipher
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-09-13 49 Yes
Hacking the Air Gap: Stealing Data from a Computer that isn't Connected to the Internet
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-09-09 48 Yes
Hot Ice Cream
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-05-23 49 Yes
Smarter Farming with Aerial Photo Analysis
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-05-18 50 Yes
Is It Ripe Yet? Build a Circuit to Detect Ripe Produce
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-05-10 48 Yes
Make Your Own Shampoo and Test How It Performs!
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-03-18 48 Yes
Which Filtration Material Leads to the Best Drinking Water?
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-03-04 47 Yes
Stop the Train! Magnetic Brakes for a Maglev Train
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2017-01-05 50 Yes
Is a Deleted File Really Gone?
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2016-12-16 46 Yes
Design Your Own Vibrobots
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2016-11-28 50 Yes
Follow the Flow
Testing Instructions: General review of new Project Idea.
2016-11-16 50 Yes