We will shoot different types of arrows from a fixed bow and use their horizontal accuracy to gauge the magnitude of the archer's paradox on the arrow types.
In order to determine if roadside apples are truly cleaner than that of a grocery store and have less pesticide residue, the residual material left on the apples were measured. Apples are rinsed in distilled water and then a total dissolved solids reading is taken to determine the amount of residual material that was washed off.
The purpose of this experiment is to determine how the impact forces of running are affected by different foot strikes. To do this, participants will run on a treadmill with an accelerometer attached to their ankle. The measured acceleration will then be used to calculate the impact force on the ankle. This is important because the excessive force on the legs can lead to various types of injuries. Knowing how foot strike affects these impact forces can help athletes improve their running form, which can help to reduce the chance of injury.
For our senior research topic, we will be testing the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) drugs on the growth of crops, specifically, radishes. In our experiment, we will use ibuprofen in water to simulate commonly used drugs that are released into wastewater, and we will soak radish seeds in the water before growing them. After letting the radishes grow over the course of the week, we will measure their roots and determine whether or not NSAIDs flushed into the environment have a significant effect on crop growth. Our research helps the scientific community in the fact that we are researching a developing issue that scientists are still unsure of the effects. Researching how commonly used drugs flushed into the environment affect crop life opens the door to studying how these same drugs affect humans when we ingest the infected crops.
We will be making biodiesel fuel with algae oil and seeing if it produces fuel that is at a better standard than fuel made with the soybean oil. The biodiesel fuel will be made through a process known as transesterification.
In this project, sea salt, sand, and dirt will be sprinkled on solar panels and the potential differences will be measured. This will allow us to compare how much of an affect each type of dust has on a photo-voltaic solar panel.
We will be changing the factors of electroplating, including time in electroplating solution, current through the power source, and concentration of the solution. We will then mass the samples, allow them to sit in a salt solution for a week to corrode, and then measure the mass again. We will find the difference in mass and analyze the numbers with a DOE and with descriptive statistics.
Our research helps the scientific world by determining which type of water is safer to consume when left in a reusable water bottle over time. Certain bacterias in different types of water multiple over time and be potentially dangerous to one's health.
In this project, information could bias the test subjects and skew the results.