Monday, January 29, 2018


Science Homework 
Students need to write 5 scientific questions into their notebook by Wednesday, January 31. Examples as follows:
 
Example of Purpose/Question
  • Does music affect on animal behavior?
  • Does the color of food or drinks affect whether or not we like them?
  • Where are the most germs in your school?
  • Does music have an affect on plant growth?
  • Which kind of food do dogs (or any animal) prefer best?
  • Which paper towel brand is the strongest?
  • What is the best way to keep an ice cube from melting?
  • What level of salt works best to hatch brine shrimp?
  • Can the food we eat affect our heart rate?
  • How effective are child-proof containers and locks.
  • Can background noise levels affect how well we concentrate?
  • Does acid rain affect the growth of aquatic plants?
  • What is the best way to keep cut flowers fresh the longest?
  • Does the color of light used on plants affect how well they grow?
  • What plant fertilizer works best?
  • Does the color of a room affect human behavior?
  • Do athletic students have better lung capacity?
  • What brand of battery lasts the longest?
  • Does the type of potting soil used in planting affect how fast the plant grows?
  • What type of food allow mold to grow the fastest?
  • Does having worms in soil help plants grow faster?
  • Can plants grow in pots if they are sideways or upside down?
  • Does the color of hair affect how much static electricity it can carry? (test with balloons)
  • How much weight can the surface tension of water hold?
  • Can some people really read someone else’s thoughts?
  • Which soda decays fallen out teeth the most?
  • What light brightness makes plants grow the best?
  • Does the color of birdseed affect how much birds will eat it?
  • Do natural or chemical fertilizers work best?
  • Can mice learn? (you can pick any animal)
  • Can people tell artificial smells from real ones?
  • What brands of bubble gum produce the biggest bubbles?
  • Does age affect human reaction times?
  • What is the effect of salt on the boiling temperature of water?
  • Does shoe design really affect an athlete’s jumping height?
  • What type of grass seed grows the fastest?
  • Can animals see in the dark better than humans
  • Does caffeine speed up your heart rate?
  • Which type of orange gives more juice when squeezed?
  •  What types of food do mealworms prefer?
  •   Which sweets do ants like best?
  •  Which brand of battery will last longer in a flashlight
  • Which type of fabric lets the least amount of water flow through it?
  • Which materials hold heat the longest?
  •  How do salt or sugar affect the boiling point of water?
  • How does oxygen affect how fast a candle will burn?
  • Do different surfaces affect how far a marble will roll when released from a ramp?
  • Does the shape of a parachute affect its fall time?
  • Which metal heats up the fastest?
  • Which type of fabric dries the fastest?
  • What happens to a balloon when it is pushed under warm or cold water?
  • Do different liquids affect the surface tension of water?
  • Does a left handed person throw more sixes with dice than a right handed person?
  • Which plant food makes bean seeds grow the fastest?
  • Does the size of a piece of fruit affect how many seeds it has inside?
  •  How much water do plants need to grow?
  • Does bacon with more fat shrink more or less than bacon with little fat?
  • Can you separate different fluids?
  • In which liquid will ice cubes melt the fastest?
  •  Which liquid cleans a penny the best
  •  Which liquid dissolves an aspirin the fastest?
  •  Which type of cup keeps water coldest longest?
  •  Does temperature affect the way ants behave?
  •  Are insects affected by different amounts of light?
  •  How far does a snail travel in one minute?
  • Do different types of soil hold different amounts of water?
  • Will adding bleach to the water of a plant reduce fungus growth?
  • Does the shape of a kite affect its flight?
  •  Does an ice cube melt faster in air or in water?
  •  Does the color of water affect its evaporation?
  • Will water with salt evaporate faster than water without salt?
  •  Do all colors fade at the same rate?
  •  Will more air inside a basketball make it bounce higher?
  •  Does the color of light affect plant growth?
  •  Using a lever, can one student lift another student who is bigger?
  • Does the physical size (at the same wattage) of a light bulb affect its energy use?
  • Which metal conducts heat best?
  • Which type of material heats/cools fastest?
  • Does an earthworm react to light and darkness?
  •  Do sugar crystals grow faster in tap water or distilled water?
  • Is using two eyes to judge distance more accurate than using one eye?
  •  Do different kinds of caterpillars eat different amounts of food?
  •  Does a plant need some darkness to grow?
  •  What are the effects of chlorine on plant growth?
  •  Do bigger seeds produce bigger plants?
  • On which surface can a snail move faster—dirt or cement?
  •  Do ants like cheese or sugar better?
  •  Can the design of a paper airplane make it fly farther?
  •  Do roots of a plant always grow downward?
  • Does temperature affect the growth of plants?
  • Does warm water freeze faster than cool water?
  •  Which dissolves better in water—salt or baking soda?