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Old 01-01-2006, 07:20 AM
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Hello all,
I'm in the 9th grade. I'm taking Honors Bio and one of the requirements is to do science fair, which is on Feb 25th. I've done some procrastinating, but have now decided that I really need to get started.


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My first choice of a project would be something that I could get done in just a day or two. I was thinking something involving people, maybe testing on how quickly they can identify a food or an object. (have a box and have people stick their hand inside to identify 5 common objects or something similar with food, except they would eat the food to identify what it is.)
How many people would I need for an experiment like this? I was planning on maybe doing this at church or going door-to-door.

Another idea would be to do something with plants. One idea was to test how plants grow under different lights (natural and a couple artificial) How long do you think this would take?
What other ideas do you have for plant experiments.


This project does have to be related to biology, so if the first idea isn't, please point that out. I know testing taste is but is identifing objects? (feel??) Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreaciated.

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Okay. First of all procrastination is not good on a project like this. It usually turns ot looking like crap and the grade that you receive is crap. Your project idea sounds pretty good. Just make sure you don't have too many variables. Okay! Good! If you want to have an experiment that can be proven true you might want to experiment on about 20 people per variable group. If you do this then you can make graphs and know that you experimented on enough people to make the project good.
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Maybe you could do something like the effects of 1.618 on the human memory and do tests on your friends.
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Maybe you could do something like the effects of 1.618 on the human memory and do tests on your friends.
What is 1.618?

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1.618 is the Golden Ratio. Some sort of a magical number that appears everywhere in Nature and makes things look beautiful etc. The length of the top of your head to you feet, divided by the length from your belly button to your feet should be 1.618(unless...) and so on. Mozart(if i'm not wrong) also used the golden ratio in the structure of his music pieces. It also appears in the spiral of sunflowers and many many more.
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I also have no ideas for my project and it has to be a controlled experiment !I hate this world!!!!
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I hear ya. I want to do a mouse in a maze but I'm not sher about the whole animal thiing.
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