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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Test how the font style of the letters (or characters) in a file might change the size of the file. [E]
Test how the number of letters (or characters) in a file change the size of the file [E]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Creating a Video Game for the Blind [E]
Compare how long it takes to perform various mathematical operations with different variable types. [E]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a simple, and an advanced app for the iPad or iPhone. [P] [P]
Police and Ambulances Regulating Traffic Program [P] [P]
Use Carnegie Mellon's 3-D programming environment, Storytelling Alice, to animate an existing fable or your own made-up story. [E]
Compare the predictions of a self-made JavaScript program to the actual results of a model rocket launch? [P]
Use Carnegie Mellon's 3-D programming environment, Storytelling Alice, to animate an existing fable or your own made-up story. [E]
Investigate how changing the rules will affect the population of cells as a function of generation in the Game of Life. [E]
Compare the performance of three collision resolution algorithms for hash tables. [E]
Program a simple video game that can be customized and determine the factors that affect the game's score. [E]
Simulated billiard ball paths [E]
Is it possible to develop a software application that will encode (using Steganographic and Cryptographic techniques) a patient's information, image, and doctor's comments into medical images from modalities such as ultrasound, CT, MRI that have been saved in either BMP, AVI, or the DICOM format? [P]
Can a Computer Accurately Simulate Rolling Dice? [E]
The use different types of digital media as the cover mediums for Steganographic (the art of concealing data) purposes. [P]
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Establish a procedure so a computer can infer the fraction of ground covered by grass using the color histograms of a bird's-eye picture of the area. [E]
Write a program to decrypt text that has been encrypted with a Caesar cipher. [E]
A system was created that is able to catch, identify and count insects on sticky cards in greenhouses in order to determine a control strategy. [P] [P]
Create your own mobile app, by using the MIT App Inventor tool, and find out if crowdsourcing can be an effective way of cleaning up a school. [E]
Develop a computer program that can guide an inexperienced person to true bicycles. [P]
A C# program that analyzes how does a cellphone conversation effect us while we drive [P] [P] [P]
A webcam visual system for trajectory estimation. [P] [P]
Acoustic Models for Domain-Specific Speech Recognition [E] [E]
The best way to travel by TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). [P]
Computer Generated Simulation of the Migration Path of Ancient Native Americans into North America [E]
Understanding Flowcharts [P]
Simulate the process of evolution by natural selection and environmental factors. [P]
Write a computer program to make some simple measurements on a block of text, and then to see if this information can be used to identify the author of the text. [E] [E]
The Effect of a Low Precision Computational Environment on Comparative Algorithm Speed for Calculating the Value of Pi [E]
A Simulation of Optic Flow in a Predator Prey Relationship [E]
A user friendly computer program that effectively diagnoses the illness that the user suffers from based on symptoms that the user inputs into the program. [E]
Compare the running times of sorting algorithms and other criteria of major operating systems (Windows Vista, Mac OS Leopard and Linux). [E] [E] [E] [E]
Program a laptop so that it will interface with an RC car wirelessly. [E]
A computer program that simulates Newtonian physics [P]
A deterministic computer simulator for PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) networks [P]
A Software Simulator for Wireless Sensor Network Applications [E]
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