Population Ecology
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Find out whether overcrowding affects plant growth. [E] [E]
Determine whether overcrowding affects fish growth. [P]
What Do Students Know And Feel About Over-Population? [E] [E]
Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption [P]
What happens when a plant population is too dense? [E] [E] [P]
Ecology Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Compare a balanced food chain to an unbalanced food chain [E] [E]
Correlation of Owl Limpet Size to Population Density and Intertidal Disribution [E]
Can Detergent, Acidity or Salt Control the Mosquito Population? [E] [E]
Measuring How Parasitic Wasp Population Controls Eucalyptus Psyllid [E]
See if the widespread household anti-micro bacterial, triclosan, will adversely affect the growth and population of freshwater species of algae. [E]
Comparing Different Fish Species as Natural Predators in Controlling Mosquito Larvae Population [E]
What happens when a plant population is too dense? [E]
Ecology Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Tidepool Populations: Collapse or Fluctuation? [E]
Estimating the Population of Crayfish using the Tag and Recapture Method [E]
The Effect of Location on the Population Distribution and Size of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea conchaphila [E]
Population Dynamics of the Olympia oyster, Ostrea conchaphila, in Richardson Bay, CAR [E]
Compare the abundance of mollusk populations as a measure to indicate environmental change. [E]
A Predictive Simulation-Analysis of San Lorenzo River Fish (Salmonids) Populations [E]
Predicting Population Growth with Models [E]
Determine whether beach grooming, the removal of wrack from beaches, decreases the population of macrofauna found on the beach. [E]
Genetic Variation among Populations of Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) throughout California [E]
Ecology Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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