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Electronics Labs for Students for Science Fair Projects

Updated on April 12, 2015

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Science fair projects are the backbone of most middle school science education programs. Schools today are not only using science fair participation to enhance their science curriculum, but they are also using it to encourage local sponsorship of school education programs. Developing a good science fair project is not easy to do, however, focusing on fun topics like electronics is a good place to start.

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Electronics Labs for Students

Electronic labs for students run the gambit of electronics concepts from basic to advance. A good place to start when developing a science fair project related to electronics is to experiment with a basic electronics lab science kit. These kits offer students the supplies and technical instructions that they need to first master basic electronics concepts, such as circuits, switches, amps and volts and then to apply these concepts to intriguing activities, such as building a robot or remote controlled vehicle.

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Experimenting with Electronics Labs

If you want to win a science fair you cannot simply turn in a lab from a science kit. You need to use the equipment and skills garnered from the kit to develop a unique and insightful project idea. This is where the real challenge lies. However, a good way to get the ball rolling is to experiment with the electronics labs. You need to get to know how to use the equipment that came with the kit, learn what concepts the kit teaches about and what these concepts are used for in an electronics activity. As you experiment with the supplies and equipment you can begin to develop a list of questions that can be used to create a winning science fair project.

Link Problems with Possible Solutions

Now that you have a basic understanding of electronics you are ready to develop an idea for your electronics science fair project. To start with think about all of the problems that plague your own life. These problems can be related to health problems that run in your family, such as nicotine addictions, to problems that society has, such as environmental degradation. As you create a list of problems that you are aware of start thinking about how electronics can be used to solve these problems.

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Sample Problems and Solutions

Coming up with problems that the world is dealing with is not difficult to do. Here are a few samples:

1.Fossil fuel dependency

2. Nicotine dependency

3. Mobility impairments

4. Visual impairments

5. Traffic accidents

Now that you have a few problems to work with you can start coming up with possible electronic or electrical solutions. For example, let’s look at problem number two “nicotine dependency.” Now you may be wondering how electricity can help solve the problem of nicotine dependency. To answer this question you will want to examine anti-smoking technologies and strategies. Aversion therapy is one option that could potentially utilize electricity to make the smoker uncomfortable when they smoke. Another approach could be to develop a digital cigarette that helps to expend the anxiety and need to smoke on a similar but healthier activity.

Traffic accidents, problem number five, is another issue that can be addressed with electronics. To solve this problem you have to think about what causes traffic accidents. There are a lot of reasons, bad road conditions, drivers not paying attention and drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. Now that you know a few of the possible causes of traffic accidents you can come up with electronic solutions for one the causes, such as developing an electronic control device that will heat up intersections and curves to melt ice off the road to prevent collisions caused by drivers sliding out of control.


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      8 years ago

      Thank you. Thanks for leaving the "cool" note

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      8 years ago

      you like science

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      8 years ago

      you are so cool


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