Science fair ideas, please?
I'd like to do something on the negative affects of chemical preservatives in food. I'm a sophomore and I'd like something that's easy enough to do, but impressive (if that is possible?).
I also have to write a research paper proposing what I'm going to do by Monday, so if you have any sources or stuffs that'd be fantastical.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In my opinion, to do this topic right, I don't think that this would be easy to do. It could be impressive, but it wouldn't be easy. I'm assuming you're talking about possible negative human health effects of chemical preservatives in food, correct?
Below are sites with ideas and tips, though you might have seen these already. Maybe one or more could be of assistance. The last one has the topics of previous years contestants and/or winners. Those are impressive! But they don't look easy. :-)
Drop me an email if I can be of any assistance.
- 1 decade ago
Since science fairs aren't keen on animal (pr people) experimentation, it's not easy to directly create an experiment showing the 'negative effects'. You can get ahold of the raw nitrate additives that are used in making sausage, hot dogs, etc. (Google sites about making your own sausage, they'll sell it) , and while the industry says they are not harmful in the small concentrations used in those foods, you could experiment with higher concentrations on insects.