Are you interested in easy biology science fair projects for high school students? If so, Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving you some very useful tips. AS for me I really liked to go to high school, and I loved to be involved in various projects. One of my favourit subjects was biology. But what do we mean when we say easy projects?
Easy, meaning they involve a few people and short time, easily purchased items and materials, and just a few formulas and calculations in the project. Although botany experiments seemed to be the simplest regarding materials needed, we have also tried to cover as many biology fields as we could such as zoology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Also, the criteria regarding education level, high school, in this case, was also taken from these resources.
Here are also some tips how to formulate your project chapters. Write an introduction or proposal, where you will explain what you will be doing in your experiment. Then note what your goal with the experiment is, and why you picked this particular problem. After that, you should explain your hypothesis. The hypothesis, in this case, is your assumption on what you are expecting to get out of your experiment. Then you should make a list of materials you used in the experiment, and write exactly how and what you did in the experiment, making sort of instructions transparently so anyone can repeat your experiment. And in the end, you should write the results, and provide additional information on references.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two projects from their list for now. The first one is “How do carnivorous plants digest insects?” Well, this is a rather obscure question, and also a great biology school project. For it, you will need to purchase some carnivorous plants, some rhizobia and catch some live insects. After the experiment you will be able to answer some interesting questions, such as do nitrogen levels vary after plant’s diet, how does pH impact plant’s digestion and much more.
Thes econd project is “Cell osmosis and diffusion in animal cells”. This is a rather interesting experiment, using eggs and vinegar as main ingredients. In treating eggs differently, you will be able to examine the processes happening, whether osmosis and diffusion are happening.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 easy biology science fair projects for high school students.