If you are seeking some really excellent, award winning science projects for 10th graders, you are at the right place, as Insider Monkey’s latest article will show you 12 of them. Starting any science fair projects means thinking about it in general, and the first thing is, of course, choosing your field of interest, whether it is any particular field of biology, physics, earth sciences or whatever else. For a winning science project, you should also pay attention to current hot topics in science (if, you are not a genius which can think of something revolutionary, which is not impossible either). Such topics include environmental issues, health issues, resolving problems of pollution, food, but also some things that would make everyday life easier. Now when you have gotten your topic the first thing you should think about is making of a hypothesis: why you are doing this particular thing, why is it important, in which way does it help the science? A good and cogent hypothesis actually helps a lot; both with making your task clear to yourself and making it interesting and clear to the audience.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of award winning science projects for 10th graders from their list.
The first one is Bulding magnetometer. A magnetometer is a device that measures the direction of magnetic field and is used in many applied engineering branches like surveying and “seeing” submerged anomalies. Well, in this project you will simply try to build one. The second one is Examinig the efficacy of bioethanol fuel. This project is oriented towards examining and comparing the efficiency of bioethanol which is a fuel produced from plants with other fuels used. The experiment includes energy produced as well as temperature and burning time of various fuels. At last, but not least here’s Best Detergent for More DNA Extraction. This is one interesting experiment that can be easily (and cheaply) done, yet having impressive results. The point of the project is determining which of the ordinary household detergents show best for distracting DNA from, in this case, a kiwi plant. This was a first place winning project on one of the Canada Wide Virtual Fairs, and if you don’t want to be a copycat, you can alter the hypothesis or use different substances and DNA source.