Temperature Effects on Animals
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Test whether a layer of blubber is a helpful adaptation for cold-water environments. [E]
Does Temperature Affect the Rate of Butterfly Development? [E]
How does water temperature affect the respiration rate of goldfish? [P]
Effects of temperature, light, different foods and type of sand on ant activities [E]
Light Effects of Animals
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine whether there is a relationship between air temperature and where and when birds migrate. [E]
Do Cool Temperatures Impact the Parasitism Rate of Psyttalia humilis (parasitoid wasp)? [E]
Which Saddle Pad Material Keeps the Horse at the Coolest Core Temperature After a Twenty Minute Workout [E]
Determine if cricket chirps can be used to predict the outdoor temperature. [E]
Determine the positive and/or negative effects of heat on ladybugs' speed, strength, flight, and activity. [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Development Time of Drosophila melanogaster [E]
See if a single homing pigeon will fly faster in cooler morning conditions or in warmer late afternoon conditions. [E]
The effects of water temperature change on goldfish physiology and behavior [E]
Is the Gulping Rate of a Tropical Fish Affected by the Change in Water Temperature? [E]
Respiration rate changes in goldfish as a function of external temperature [E]
The effect of temperature on the respiration rate of fish. [E]
The effect of low temperatures on minnows [E] [E]
How does incubation temperature affect the sex ratio of fruit flies? [E]
What saddle pad keeps a horse coolest? [P]
Determining The Effects of Various Animal Hair and Temperature Variations on Mice Behavior. [E]
Light Effects of Animals
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Is there a correlation between animal body size and temperature and animal's sounds? [E]
The Effect of Feeding and Temperature on Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone) Growth Patterns [E]
The Influence Gravel Seep Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Has on Juvenile Salmonid Numbers and Behavior [E]
Water Temperature: Does It Affect Salmonid Growth? [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Life Cycle of Chrysaora achlyos: From Ephyra to Medusa Stage [E]
Investigate the aggregation behaviors of the convergent lady beetles by their specific temperature range of the seasonal hibernations. [E]
Light Effects of Animals
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