Each student must select one (1) of the following scientific concepts (each a "Scientific Concept" and collectively ("Scientific Concepts"):
(1) Demonstrate a method, or fabricate and employ a common device or material which will alter (dampen, or enhance) the sound emitted from a household communication or entertainment device.
Example: How can I play my music system for my own enjoyment, without disturbing the rest of the house?
(2) Adapt a common household material or device to enhance the performance of any sports or recreation device and implement it.
Example: What can I do to the soles of my shoes to make them better perform when I skate board?
(3) When we encounter an area of our house that is always "too dark," often our first inclination is to add another lamp or light fixture. Using common materials and items found around your home, demonstrate an alternative strategy for bringing light to a darkened area of your home without adding or subtracting the number of lamps or light fixtures. Alternatively, present an innovative method for dimming ambient light.
Example: How can I make the dark corner of my room brighter, without adding more electric lights? Or, there is too much glare on my television screen which hinders my video gaming. What innovative method can I devise to resolve that problem?
(4) Design and implement an engaging method to demonstrate and explain how heat consumed in the home may be conserved or better distributed throughout the house. Alternatively, you may opt to "reverse the energy flow" and demonstrate an innovative method for improving the removal of heat from your home.
Example: What device or method can you contrive which might help lower your family’s heating or cooling bills?