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Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
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Are Men or Women Easier to Trick?
This experiment tests which gender is better at catching how a magician performs his tricks.
5th grade
Science
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Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
Science Project
Are Cell Phone Conversations More Distracting than Normal Conversations?
This experiment explores how listening in to a one-sided conversation affects concentration.
Science
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How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
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How Effective Are Funny Advertisements?
The objective of this experiment is to evaluate whether funny advertisements are more or less effective than serious advertisements.
Science
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Can We Stretch the Body by Stretching the Mind?
Can We Stretch the Body by Stretching the Mind?
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Can We Stretch the Body by Stretching the Mind?
Explore the neural and mental mechanisms at play in mental imagery.
Science
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Can Astrology Really Predict the Future? An Experimental Test
Can Astrology Really Predict the Future? An Experimental Test
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Can Astrology Really Predict the Future? An Experimental Test
Explore the belief in astrology as a predictive system.
Social studies
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Pay Attention! A Parametric Study of the Stroop Effect
Pay Attention! A Parametric Study of the Stroop Effect
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Pay Attention! A Parametric Study of the Stroop Effect
Learn about our cognitive capacity of attention and to learn about factors that influence attention.
Social studies
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An Electrical Chemical Machine
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An Electrical Chemical Machine
Learn the chemistry and physics of the brain, how our nervous system work. Demonstrate that the brain is an electrical and chemical machine.
Social studies
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Psycholinguistics
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Psycholinguistics
Science fair project that studies how the brain transforms man-made symbols into meaningful concepts.
Social studies
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Music, Tempo and Language Acquisition: Does the Speed of Music Affect the Ability to Retain New Language?
Music, Tempo and Language Acquisition: Does the Speed of Music Affect the Ability to Retain New Language?
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Music, Tempo and Language Acquisition: Does the Speed of Music Affect the Ability to Retain New Language?
This science fair project idea addresses tempo, and whether faster or slower music works better as a study aid.
Social studies
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The Effect of Repetition in Sign Language Acquisition in Infants
The Effect of Repetition in Sign Language Acquisition in Infants
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The Effect of Repetition in Sign Language Acquisition in Infants
This science fair project idea provide quantitative data about how well the use of ASL ( American Sign Language) works in communicating with babies.
Social studies
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Which Gender Has Better Memory?
Which Gender Has Better Memory?
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Which Gender Has Better Memory?
This science fair project idea explores discover whether there are any patterns or trends in the memories between different genders.
Social studies
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Do People With Warmer Skin Tones Tend To Like Warmer Colors and Cooler, Cool?
Do People With Warmer Skin Tones Tend To Like Warmer Colors and Cooler, Cool?
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Do People With Warmer Skin Tones Tend To Like Warmer Colors and Cooler, Cool?
This science fair project idea explores if people with cool skin tones prefer cool colors and people with warm skin tones prefer warm colors.
Social studies
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Does Hair Color Affect Perception of Intelligence?
Does Hair Color Affect Perception of Intelligence?
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Does Hair Color Affect Perception of Intelligence?
Will people perceive your intelligence differently depending on your hair color? Find out in this science fair project idea!
Social studies
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Does Eyesight Influence Staring Contest Performance?
Does Eyesight Influence Staring Contest Performance?
Science Project
Does Eyesight Influence Staring Contest Performance?
Can you win a staring contest? Would your performance be influenced by your eyesight? Find out in this science fair project idea!
Social studies
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Does Face Shape Affect Ones' Perception of Kindness?
Does Face Shape Affect Ones' Perception of Kindness?
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Does Face Shape Affect Ones' Perception of Kindness?
Look at people's face shape. Do you think their face shape affects your perception of kindness? Find out more in this science fair project idea!
Social studies
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Does Astrology Work? A Test
Does Astrology Work? A Test
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Does Astrology Work? A Test
In this science fair project, students evaluate if astrological signs provide clues about people's personalities.
Science
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Colors That Make You Hungry
Colors That Make You Hungry
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Colors That Make You Hungry
In this science fair project, students investigate how different colors influence appetite.
Social studies
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Do the Phases of the Moon Affect the Way We Feel?
Do the Phases of the Moon Affect the Way We Feel?
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Do the Phases of the Moon Affect the Way We Feel?
In this science fair project, students evaluate if the phases of the moon affect the way people feel.
Social studies
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Gender Differences in Body Language Interpretation
Gender Differences in Body Language Interpretation
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Gender Differences in Body Language Interpretation
This science fair project compares the abilities of men and women to understand subtle communication through body language.
Social studies
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Evaluating the Healing Powers of Amber
Evaluating the Healing Powers of Amber
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Evaluating the Healing Powers of Amber
In this science fair project, students evaluate the alleged pain-relieving properties of amber.
Social studies
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Interpreting Emotion Through Facial Microexpressions
Interpreting Emotion Through Facial Microexpressions
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Interpreting Emotion Through Facial Microexpressions
This middle school science fair project evaluates test subjectsâ ability to determine what a person is feeling by reading their facial microexpressions.
Social studies
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Reverse the Field
Reverse the Field
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Reverse the Field
The objective of this science fair project is to determine the rate at which participants can respond to different patterns.
Social studies
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
Do humans understand values greater than three?
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
This project examines whether humans can intuitively grasp numeric values greater than three.
Science
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Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
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Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
This experiment uses Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale to evaluate if there is a correlation between family size and self esteem.
Science
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Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
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Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
This experiment investigates whether there are certain sounds that affect men and women differently
Science
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Social Studies Resources

Social studies is the study of the social sciences, humanities and history, and has the primary purpose of helping young people make informed decisions as citizens of a democratic society. It teaches young kids how our society functions by studying its history and applying those lessons to current events. With our resources and tools, make history come alive for students and spark their interest in civic issues.

Social Studies 101

Social Studies covers a broad area of study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology. It is defined by the American National Council for Social Studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."

The goal is to give students knowledge about the world, nation and society around them so they can make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families, especially as they grow older. Ultimately, Social Studies is the study of people, from members of our family to people who live on the other side of world. It includes people living now, those who lived in the past and those who will live in the future.

Since people are a complex subject, an integrated study is necessary to give children as full a picture of humanity as possible. History and geography serve as the anchor, supported by other social sciences (psychology, philosophy, sociology, etc.) and the humanities (literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts).

There are approximately 10 fields of study that students learn in elementary and high school.
  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • People, Places and Environments
  • Individual Development and Identity
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Power, Authority, and Governance
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Global Connections
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Children are naturally attracted to Social Studies because they are curious about themselves and others. Give them a head start with our tools and resources and they’ll be on their way to becoming informed citizens.