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What should I do for my science fair Answered

Well, I have to get a science fair project, I am 12, and so is my partner... We need tohave our Hypothesis and Purpose in by November 24th I think. We are thinking about the LIghtning Globe on here, or, another thing called the Kane Effect, or something else, any ideas/

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cutecat13 (author)2007-10-18

Well, I am still anonomus, eccept, maybe then global warming thing would be cool... Is there a video.tipis thing about it?

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Punkguyta (author)2007-10-16

Way back when, I did my science project on the anatomy of a desktop computer. I found it funny how there were a couple other kids that were also doing similar projects as mine. I did notice the lack of any "basic" computer knowledge with their's though, yet they got better marks?? Perhaps it was because of my "running" Pentium 1, was just not as fast compared to the kid's busted/charred in spots pentium 2 rig. By the way, tell me if I'm wrong, but desktops do not have ppu's.

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its a lion (author)Punkguyta2007-10-16

ok you got me... whats a ppu? physics processing? thats all that i could find on it...

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Punkguyta (author)its a lion2007-10-16

Technically that's what it's supposed to have, this kid had "picture processing unit" written on the piece of paper though.

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whatsisface (author)Punkguyta2007-10-16

He meant graphics card? I think i'm going to put PPU on a poster in our IT room xD

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Punkguyta (author)whatsisface2007-10-16

I'm guessing he meant the video card, but he learned all his info from his 40 year old dad that knows how to use youtube.

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its a lion (author)Punkguyta2007-10-16

and he got a better score... seems like what would happen...

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Punkguyta (author)its a lion2007-10-16

I guess his project was cute and the teacher was a douchebag, but mine was boring and correct.

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zachninme (author)2007-10-16

Particle accelerator -- that's what I want to do... I'm waiting for the science fair to come... I don't think we ever will...

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2007-10-16

I attempted to make a Wilson chamber in shop class years ago (1976 I believe).....it didn't work correctly though.

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Goodhart (author)2007-10-16

You could possibly demonstrate the "effects" of global warming within a terrarium.

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2007-10-16

Call it "Global Warming: Storm in a Teacup or Hurricane in a Bottle".

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2007-10-16

:-)


An aquarium solarium ?

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Kiteman (author)2007-10-16

Here's one - make a traditional CD hovercraft and then improve it - use research and experimentation to increase duration of flight, altitude (so it can cope with rougher surfaces) or add directional thrust.

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royalestel (author)2007-10-16

I think you ought to do some real research. Answer a question we don't know the answer to. For example, the 10 second rule was recently researched and they discovered that you could actually leave food on the ground for 30 seconds and have about the same level of contamination. What they did was drop identical pieces of food on the ground for different time periods and then put them in a warm place to rot. The ones that had been on the ground for more than 30 seconds had much more rot. What they didn't do was find out if dropping food for 10 seconds on wet ground was worse than dry ground. You could do that experiment. Or something else. You could find out if black cats walking under ladders really do increase the rate of accident (probably not, but who knows?) Etc. Finding an old cliche or old wives' tale or something and study.

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cutecat13 (author)2007-10-15

Well, I don't really think the hove r craft is good enough, as it didnt get past regionals last year... Also, I found the video on You Tube I think, check it out, for the Kane Effect.... I have been looking around alot... Also, I will look at that Kiteman... BTW, whats a whimhurst?

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Goodhart (author)cutecat132007-10-15
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Kiteman (author)2007-10-15

If you want high voltage, try making it (Kelvin's Thunderstorm, the Van Der Graaf or even a Whimhurst machine) and then using it in an electrostatic motor.

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randofo (author)2007-10-14

The lightning globe uses very dangerous voltages. You should check out the Science Fair contest group under the groups dropdown menu.

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