Medical Science Fair Project Ideas


If you are thinking about doing a project for a medical science fair, there are plenty of project options to choose from. You might want to do a project involving human anatomy or even one about a particular disease. Here are a few medical science fair project ideas to get you started.

How Focus Affects Blinking

  • One good project idea is to formulate a project around the question, "How does focus affect blinking?" Perform experiments on a group of people and record how often they blink while doing various activities. Use your results to answer the question and make a blinking graph on a piece of poster board to illustrate.

The Effect of Weight Training on Throwing Accuracy

  • Perform experiments on several people who have agreed to do a moderate amount of weight training. Before you begin, measure their throwing accuracy. After three weeks, measure the accuracy again, with one group that has been weight training for a week and another group that has not. Use the results to formulate your report. You can videotape the sessions for a visual effect.

Differences in the Lung Capacity of Athletes vs. Non-Athletes

  • Conduct a breathing experiment on a group of student athletes and a group of non-athletes. Have each student breath in as deeply as possible and then exhale into a balloon. Measure the circumference of the balloon of each student and compare the results of the athletes to non-athletes.

The Effect of Caffeine on Alertness

  • Have two groups of students complete a short math quiz. After the quiz, give one group of students a soda with caffeine. Give the other group a glass of water. After 30 minutes, give each group another test similar to the first one that they took. Compare the results of both groups to discover the effects of caffeine on alertness.

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