Snails & Worms
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
How powerful is a snailís slime? [E]
Determine to which type of soil earthworms are attracted. [E]
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Study where worms can be found in the soil when food is around. [E]
Hunt for invasive Portuguese millipedes in your local area and complete your own scientific research project. [E]
Which types of soil are the best nematode habitats. [E]
Investigate worm anatomy and regeneration to find out how much of a worm can be left to regenerate a new worm or if one end is better at regenerating than the other. [E]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Different Foods Affect the Growth of Worms and the Soil They Live In [E]
Are Mealworms Able to Ingest and Digest Polystyrenes Safely? [E]
What Effect Does pH Have on Snail Reproduction? [E]
Will Snails and Slugs Exhibit Flower Color Preference? [E]
Evaluate the effects of four different vitamins on planarian. [E]
Do Magnets Affect Regeneration in Planaria? [E]
Does Food Source Affect the Behavior of Viviparis malleatus (Trapdoor snail)? [E]
Determine which type of soil is the best for worms to live in and reproduce. [E]
What Effect Does Dissolved Oxygen Level Have on Viviparis malleatus (Trapdoor Snail) Behavior? [E]
The effect of freezing and thawing rates on cryonic treatment of nematodes [P]
Effectiveness of copper banding in preventing snails from reaching food sources [E]
Do snails have color vision? [E]
Impact of Vitamins on Planarian (Flat Worm) Regeneration [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
The Effect of Glucose and Sucrose as Dietary Additives on the Lifespan of Wild-type and GAPDH Mutant Caenorhabditis Elegans (roundworm) [E]
Description of a New Species of Spurilla (a Sea Slug) in the Caribbean with a Proposed Mechanism of Speciation [E]
The Effects of Caloric Restriction on the Subsequent Stress Resistance and Chemosensation of Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode) [E]
Haminoea vesicula (sea snail) are compared morphologically and genetically to determine whether or not a speciation event occurred for this species. [E]
Protocols for Red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) Egg Cryopreservation and In Vitro Fertilization [E]
Determine if there is a relationship between location of horn snails in regards to size distribution and parasitic prevalence. [E]
Will it matter where a nightcrawler (earthworm) is cut in order to regenerate? [E]
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