Science Fair Projects

Investigating the Physical Characteristics of Beach Sand


The objective: While walking along the shoreline of a beach, does it ever come to mind what it is you are walking on? Of course, it is sand; but what is it made out of and where did it come from? These are interesting questions to think about. As a result, it is fascinating, yet puzzling, to consider how sands from different locations could be similar or different. Some people may wonder about these little things while they walk along a beach, but it is important to understand where such things come from and where they are now.


1 Clear tape; 30 Name Labels; 30 Slides; 30 Beach Sand Samples;1 Dissecting Microscope; 3 CDs; 1 Luster Chart; 1 Color Chart (Marine Bio. Pg97); 6 Napkins;1 pair of Gloves; 1 Data Table: Size, Color, And Luster; 1 ruler.


If different samples of beach sands are collected from around the world, and their physical characteristics size, luster and color are examined, will there be similarities and differences among the samples? Since they are from different locations, it is expected that there will be both similarities and differences. About 65 % of the samples shared similarities, and 35% showed differences within the samples. In conclusion, different samples of beach sand from around the world were tested for their physical properties, and they were shown to have similar size, color and luster.


In this study, thirty samples were collected from around the world including Aruba, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Spain and examined for their physical properties. Most of the samples have a majority of similarities and some differences as well. Most of the samples share both similarities and difference. As a result, my results contradict my hypothesis; nevertheless, my results confirm my question, Do different beach sands from around the world have similar physical characteristics size, color and luster? Yes, they do. My

Different samples of beach sands are collected from around the world, and their physical characteristics size, luster and color are examined.

Science Fair Project done By Violeta Martinez



<<Back To Topics Page.......................................................................................>> Next Topic


Labels : Planet Project| Blue Planet Project, Planet Science| Planet Project Ideas, Planet Projects, Planet Lab| Planet Projects For Kids, Planet Project for Kids| Planet Science Projects, Planet Research Project| Planet Earth Projects, Planet Projects for Middle School, Planet Earth Projects For Kids, Earth Project| Earth Projects| Earth Lab, Earth Science Projects |Earth Science Project, Earth Project Ideas| Earth Science Projects Ideas, Earth Science Project Ideas| Earth Science Fair Ideas, Earth Projects for Kids| Earth Day Kids Projects, Science Fair Projects Earth Science, Earth Science Fair Projects, Earth Science Science Fair Project Ideas, Earth Science Projects for Kids, 5th|6th|7th Grade Earth Science Projects, High School Earth Science Projects, Earth Day School Projects| Earth Science Curriculum Project, Earth Science Projects for Middle School, 8th |9th|10th Grade Earth Science Projects, 2nd|3rd|4th Grade Earth Science Projects, Science Fair Projects for 9th Grade Earth Science, Planet Art Projects for Kids| Blue Planet Projects, Planet Projects Children| Planet Projects For 3rd Grade, Planet Projects Elementary Students| Planet Projects Elementary School, Planet Projects for 5th Grade, Green Planet Projects| Planet Projects Ideas, Planet Projects High School| Pretty Planet Projects


Copyright © 2013 through 2015