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Science fair project categories
The following are the fourteen science fair project categories of the Intel International Science and Engineering fair (ISEF).
Behavioral and Social Sciences
The science of human activities.
Examples: economics, anthropology, psychology, sociology, archeology
The science of the chemical processes of living things.
Examples: Molecular biology, cell metabolism, genetic code, biological psychiatry, pharmacology
The science of plants.
Examples: agriculture, horticulture, forestry, floriculture, arboriculture
The science of the properties, compositions and reactions of matter.
Examples: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, metallurgy
The study of computers including their use, operation and design.
Examples: software development, computer engineering, artificial intelligence, simulations, graphics
The science of the earth and the science of the universe.
Examples: astronomy, geology, seismology, physical oceanography, meteorology
The application of scientific knowledge for practical use.
Examples: civil, electrical, chemical, mechanical and petroleum engineering
The study of the conditions that influence life on earth.
Examples: air and water pollution, population growth, extinction of species, depletion of vital resources, climate changes
The study of the process of aging and the problems of the elderly.
Examples: geriatrics, social gerontology, psychological gerontology
The study and application of the logical relations of sets.
Examples: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, operations research, calculus.
Medicine and Health
The science of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases.
Examples: Cardiology, ophthalmology, nutrition, dermatology, oncology, internal medicine, pediatrics
The science of microorganisms.
Examples: bacteriology, virology, protozoology
The science of matter and energy.
Examples: statics, dynamics, electricity, magnetism, light, thermodynamics, and atomic, nuclear and solid state physics
The science of animals.
Examples: ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), Mammalogy (mammals), ichthyology (Fish), entomology (insects)
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