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Elementary Projects (Grades 4 - 6)

DISPLAY AND EXPERIMENTAL

Included are sample topics for making models or conducting demonstrations. These should be level 3 projects. Some personal input is needed to avoid just a display project.
  • A Bell System 
  • History of Shells 
  • A Chemical Change 
  • Types of Fuels 
  • A Crystal Radio Set 
  • Heat can Produce Electricity 
  • Action of a Solenoid 
  • Fire Must Have Air to Burn 
  • A Door Chime 
  • How Electricity is Made 
  • Air Currents 
  • Climate 
  • An Electronic Map of Canada 
  • Electric Eye 
  • Weaving and Sewing Techniques 
  • ElectroMagnetism 
  • A Projector 
  • Fluorescent Lights 
  • Measuring the Ocean Depths 
  • Functions of a Camera 
  • Measuring Outer Space 
  • Glass and its Uses 
  • Model Airplanes 
  • How to Develop a Picture 
  • Molding 
  • How Traffic Signals Work 
  • Most Liquid contain either Acid or Alkali 
  • Inside a Cave 
  • Manufacturing Machinery 
  • Operation of a Doorbell 
  • Mercury 
  • Parts of an Electric Motor 
  • Minerals: Origin, Distribution 
  • The Arc Light 
  • A string Pump in action 
  • Our Community Planning 
  • A Weather Station 
  • Our Solar System 
  • A Cotton Gin 
  • Phases of the Moon 
  • A Wheat Elevator 
  • Printing and its value to Man 
  • Cross Section of a volcano 
  • Salt and its Uses 
  • Cross Section of an Oil Well 
  • Weather and Man 
  • Cross Section of the Earth 
  • Simple Machines 
  • Distillation of Water 
  • Sound 
  • Power & Food From the Sea 
  • Sulfur 
  • An ElectroMagnetic 
  • Fingerprinting 
  • Expansion and Contracting Of Liquids 
  • The Telegraph Key 
  • Man's Natural Resources 
  • Which Metals Conduct Heat? 
  • Rotation of Planets 
  • The Telephone 
  • Sending Messages by Electricity 
  • Train Signal 
  • Light 
  • Water finds its own level 
  • Snowflakes 
  • Water Supports Heavy Weights 
  • Space Travel is Coming 
  • An Electromagnetic Crane 
  • Space Problems in Gravity 
  • Machines and Tools 
  • Steam Propulsion 
  • Parts of a SailBoat 
  • Steam Turbines 
  • Parts of a Windmill 
  • The Fulcrum and the Lever 
  • Polar Constellations 
  • The Planets 
  • Principles of a Transformer 
  • Water is Compound of Hydrogen & Oxygen 
  • Products of Oil 
  • Jet Propulsion, Natural and Man-Made 
  • Working Principles of a Gasoline Engine 
  • The Quartz Family 
  • Working of a Telegraph 
  • A Reed Basket 
  • Workings of a Television 
  • Camera 
  • Workings of an Irrigation Pump 
  • Air Pressure in a Mercury Barometer 
  • Machines Made Work Easier 
  • Astronomy 
  • Birth of a Balloon 
  • The Blinker Light 
  • Causes of the Seasons 
  • Bulbs in Series and Parallel 
  • The Climate of your own Home 
  • Chemurgy 
  • Chlorophyll 
  • Canals and Locks 
  • Contour Mapping 
  • Using a Compass 
  • Weather Instruments -ForeCasting 
  • Minerals 
  • How Accurate are Homemade Weather Instruments? 
  • Water Cycle 
  • Rocks 
  • How Hard are Various Types of Rocks and Minerals? 
  • Mining - coal, iron ore, etc. 
  • Petroleum and Oil 
  • Erosion - What causes erosion? - How can soil erosion be prevented? 
  • Air Pollution - causes and cleanup 
  • Water Pollution 
  • Forces changing the Earth's Surface 
  • Precipitation 
  • Water Filtration 
  • The City of the Future 
  • A Study of a Stream 
  • The River 
  • Topographic Mapping 
  • Tides 
  • EarthQuakes and Associated measuring devices Hurricanes 
  • Collect and Identify minerals and rocks exposed in local area. 
  • Floods 

GRADES 4-6 EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

ELECTRICITY 
  • -demonstration of principals; how is current affected by type of conductor,temperature,filament,etc. 
  • -compare electromagnets for strength, wires for conductivity. 
  • -principles of fluorescent lights; how do they compare with filament bulbs, in effectiveness and cost. 

PHYSICS 
  • -How metals compare in conducting heat. 
  • -How metals compare in density and buoyancy 
  • -Efficiency of different types of steam engines 
  • -How does the amount of oxygen affect the rate of burning? 
  • -Does Temperature affect Solubility? 
  • -Are some substances more soluble than others 
  • -How do Aeorplanes fly? What is the best wing shape? 
  • -How do waves carry energy 
  • -How do magnets work? How are they made? 
  • -Compare densities of different gases 
  • -How Light is Affected passing through water e.g. viewing objects under water, formation of rainbows. 
  • -What limits the speed of a boat, a truck transport. 

CHEMISTRY 
  • -Chemical Change and the factors that affect the rate such as heat. light and catalysts 
  • -Acid and basic solutions, how are they produced, how can they be modified; practical considerations in soil, lakes, food; acid or basic solutions around the house. 
  • -Factors affecting the making of glass. 
  • -The effects of salts on the freezing point of water and other liquids. 

METEOROLOGY 
  • Day Length - record length of days and nights over a period of time; what effects do the changes have on things like household plants, pets, etc. 
  • Air Movement - Is air in your house the same temperature at floor level and near the ceiling? How could you spread heat more evenly through the house? 
  • Dew & - Does it form on clear or cloudy nights? What other 
  • Frost factors increase the amount of dew? Can you measure how much dew is formed in a square meter. 
  • Temp. - How does the temperature change during the day? What time is usually the warmest? Can you construct your own thermometer to keep your own records. 
  • Rain - How does a rain gauge work? Measure the rainfall over a period of time and compare it with the daily weather reports. - Principles of cloud seeding and other weather modification. 

BIOLOGY 
  • Insects -personal observations on life cycle, feeding habitats, population, flies, bees, butterflies. 
  • Nutrition - plants and fertlilzer 
  • Studies - how pet mice respond to different types of food (pellets, crushed, solid) - how do plants get nitrogen 
  • Plants - why do plants grow towards light? - the effects of gravity on seed germination - how water moves through the plant - how plants reproduce and factors that affect the process - why do plants move? 
  • Soil - the importance of earthworms to soil and plants - the effect of soil components and organic matter on growth of plants. 
  • Field Studies - plant and animal life in the school grounds, a creek or stream, a grassy field, a tree, a home garden, a balanced aquarium, during winter. - diets of various animals