Fish & Goldfish
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Research the Coelacanth [P] [P]
The Effect Of Oxygen Depletion On Goldfish [E]
Effects of Pollution on the Reproduction and Development of Fish (Guppy) [E]
Investigate seahorses [P]
Investigate stingrays' behavior, eating habits, habitats, and instincts [P]
The Impact of Goldfish Food Brands on the Growth of Carassius auratus auratus (Goldfish) [E]
Is the Gulping Rate of a Tropical Fish Affected by the Change in Water Temperature? [E]
Investigate sharks. [P] [P]
How does water temperature affect the respiration rate of goldfish? [P]
Will plastic worm catch the most fish? [P]
The effect of low temperatures on minnows [E] [E]
Aquatic Life Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Memory Duration of Natural Memetics for Tetras in Reintroduction [E]
Determine which type of filter media most effectively removes nitrates from cycled aquarium water while preserving nitrifying bacteria. [E]
Can Fish Get Jet-Lagged? [E]
Fish Count: Rebreather vs. Open Circuit Scuba [E]
Research Dolphins [E]
Attracting Great White Sharks to the surface using their sense of electroreception so researchers can study them. [E]
Electrolocation by the Black Ghost Knifefish: Navigation through a Maze in Complete Darkness [E]
Which type of filtration system works best in an aquarium? [E]
See if the amount of room fish have affect their growth. [P]
Explore Whales [P]
Prove that steelhead trout could detect magnetic fields. [E]
When do I change my fish water tank? [E]
The effect of temperature on the respiration rate of fish. [E]
Echolocation of dolphins [P] [E]
Sharks!!! [P]
Respiration rate changes in goldfish as a function of external temperature [E]
The effect of color on the behavior of tidepool sculpin [E]
Aquatic Life Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Do Fish Feel Pain? [E]
Research Why do whales beach themselves? [E]
Investigation into the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Purple/Red Sea Urchins and Kelp Bass in the S. Barbara Channel [E]
Test whether the Black Ghost Knifefish (BGK) can use its electrolocation sense to distinguish between two different electric field waveforms, a capability that would enable to communicate with the fish and control its movement. [E]
Investigate the parallelism of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to the mouse as a good model used to assess drug toxicity and efficacy. [E]
Test wheter if Molly Fish are raised in a controlled saline environment, then they will ultimately recognize their home saline concentration and swim back up stream, similarly to King salmon. [E]
Determine if goldfish contain long-term memory capabilities [E]
Do goldfish contain long-term memory capabilities or the ability to remember an event or an occurrence in time? [E]
Water Temperature: Does It Affect Salmonid Growth? [E]
The Influence Gravel Seep Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Has on Juvenile Salmonid Numbers and Behavior [E]
Light Intensity Effect on Tilapia Behavior in the California High Desert [E]
New studies have shown that goldfish possess the power to tell time, develop a routine and have a memory of up to three months. In our experiment, we are trying to determine whether or not this new information is correct. [E]
Predicting the mating sites of grunion based on sand grain size [E]
The effects of water temperature change on goldfish physiology and behavior [E]
Aquatic Life Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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