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    hi im in an earth science class at highschool and i am having problems finding a science fair project and was looking for some help would any1 like to give me some sugestions .but it has to be something i can actualy do no testing the effects of different metals reactions to being exposed to high electromeagnetic forces just simple things.any help would be appreciated thx.


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    I'm so far away from school that I have no idea how much, or little work goes into such a project, so the following suggestions may be rubbish.

    Could you make a collection of rocks from your area. Make a simplified copy of a geological map of your area and show where each rock was collected from. Say something about the environment it formed in. Perhaps get pictures from the internet of similar environments that are to be found today.

    Even if you are in a large town there could be opportunities. Go out and photograph any buildings made of or faced with stone. Find out what kind of rock they are and where they were quarried. Many will be local stones, but other may be from exotic locations.

    Does meteorology count as Earth science? Conduct weather measurements for a period of time - rainfall, maximum and minimum temperatures, that kind of thing. If this is a group thing you could compare the results at different locations in your area.

    If anything else occurs to me I'll post it.


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    Make a model of the earth; earthquakes, volcanoes, et al.
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    kewl thx for the tips but i figured out that i am just gonna go simple this is a class that i only have to pass not neccesesarily something i wantr to pursue so i am gonna measure the affects of different materials as insulation i am basicly building a box with a cup of hot or cold water and puytting stuff around it and seeing how fast it gets cold i origionaly wanted to measure the affects of acid rain on pain by painting wood and dumping(placing) it in hydrocloric or sulphuric acid of like 5 or 6 molar maybe stronger i dont know too much about acid but as strong as it would take to make the results occur over a day or 2

    but i kinda find i5t hard to find large quantities of acid at the local hardware store lol

    anyway thx for the ideas
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    it in hydrocloric or sulphuric acid of like 5 or 6 molar maybe stronger i dont know too much about acid but as strong as it would take to make the results occur over a day or 2
    Those acids at those concentrations would be highly dangerous. Perhaps I have misunderstood but you have not mentioned a dilution factor.

    HCl at that concentration, the fumes from it would be noxious and suffocate you and kill you in under 10 seconds.
    I'm unfamiliar with sulfuric acid at high concentrations but it can be very explosive if memory serves me correctly.

    If you placed a piece of wood into either of those solutions I would not be surprised if it was GONE in 30 seconds.
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    i just said 5molar because we used from 1 molar to 5 molar acid as the teacher said in my 2semesters of highschool science befor droping out in the 8th grade only to be put back in school when i came to america(highschool startes in the 8th grade in australia. i didnt learn too much about acid only what i observed from using it.so i knowi might of sounded inexperienced but thats only because i am.
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