Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple simulation game to investigate the properties of such systems.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.