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•     Does a person's body temperature vary during the day

•     What is the affect on the kidneys from drinking different types of liquids?

•     Does drinking alcohol dehydrate the body?

•     How accurately can people judge room temperature?

•     Construct a homemade stethoscope and use it to listen to heartbeats and
        measure heart rate.

•     Does a person's pulse rate vary during the day?

•     Does gender play a role in resting  pulse rates?

•     Following strenuous exercise, does pulse rate stabilize faster in athletes
        than in non-athletes?

•     Following strenuous exercise, which fluid is best to drink?

•     Does the type of pushup affect muscle growth?

•     What actually happens when a person has a heart attack?

•     Compare reflexes between assorted groups: athletes/non-athletes;
        male/female; young/old, etc.  

•     Compare the neural discrimination times between assorted groups of people.

•     Compare lung capacity between different groups of people.

•     What is the effect of ingested orange juice on blood sugar levels?

•     What affect does exercise have on the oxygen level in the bloodstream?

•     Compare blood pressure readings between assorted groups: male/female;
        athletes/non-athletes; young/old, etc.

•     How effective is hypnosis as a method for reducing stress?

•     Compare the heart rates of youth and adults following vigorous exercise.

•     Does jet lag affect the permformance of professional sports teams?

•     Are there measurable changes in temperature, pulse or respiration following
        ingestion of caffeine?
 

•     Does caffeine have an effect on blood pressure?

•     Do athletes need to take synthetic steroids?  

•     Do creatine supplements enhance athletic performance? (research project)

•     Are herbs a viable alternative to modern medicines?

•     Which beverage stains your teeth the worst?

•     Why is it so difficult to quit smoking?

•     Do filtered cigarettes really prevent tar from getting into your lungs when
        compared to non-filtered cigarettes?

•     Does the use of wood burning stoves contribute to respiratory illnesses?  

•     Does smoking have an immediate effect on temperature, pulse, respiration
        or blood pressure?

•     Does playing video games affect heart rate?

•     Does music affect heartbeat?

•     Do scary movies cause changes in pulse rate or respiration?

•     Does loud Rock Music have any effect on a person's hearing?

•     Does music beat have any effect on a person's bloodpressure?

•     Do males have a larger visual blind spot than females?

•     What effect does light have on the iris of the eye?

•     What do  some people have to wear glasses? Exactly what do the eyeglasses
        do to improve vision?

•     Does visual therapy and exercise improve vision?
     

•     Are there any health hazards associated with video display terminals?

•     Which areas of the body are most sensitive to heat (arms, face, feet, etc.)?

•     Is the same point on human skin equally sensitive to heat, cold, pain, etc.,
       or do different points feel different sensations?

•     Compare the temperature adaptability between different groups of people.

•     Do fans really cool your body on hot sweaty days?

•     Compare the amount of protein in different brands of milk.

•     What effect does phosphoric acid have on tooth enamel?

•     Obtain teeth from your dentist and then determine the effects of various
        substances on teeth (Coca Cola, Candy, vegetable juice, etc.)

•     Compare the sense of smell among different groups: male/female,
        young/old, etc.

•     Is there a relationship between taste and smell? If yes, what is it?

•     How effective are sunscreens at preventing sunburn?

•     What is the problem with the ozone layer and what can be done about it?

•     Which is better - commercial antacids or herbal remedies?

•     Which antacid tablet has the most active ingredient and works best?

•     Determine if dosage levels affect the safety of common vitamins.

•     How much sleep, exercise and nutrition do students need to maintain
        a healthy lifestyle?

•     Does dieting affect reaction time among teenage girls?

•     Are fresh, home-cooked foods more nutritious than microwave dinners?

•     Which disease is most deserving of our research dollars?

•     What methods can be used to spot quack medical claims and how can
         we protect ourselves against such cheaters?

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