What is CABS?

This site will help high school students and teachers find original, independent science research topics and questions that can be done without a professional lab...these can be done in a school lab or even in one's basement! The project ideas and research questions being developed and presented here have been vetted and could lead to true discoveries, and not just finding already known results. See our Welcome message. These are the types of projects that could be done and submitted to high school contests such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, or the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and be competitive. If you have an idea to share, or a question about one of the project ideas, contact us at vondracekm@eths202.org.

Pages (on the right side of the screen) have lists of ideas for different types of science research projects, and clicking on one of those ideas will take you to posts with details and all sorts of information about that type of project. Get more information about why there is a need for CABS!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Something fun/weird/disturbing to think about! Are we in a simulation?!?!

 For those of you who like video games and science fiction stories and serious modern physics, this is a nice combination to take a look at and think about! Could our lives and this universe we perceive be part of a, effectively, a video game? Scientific American has an article about some bizarre theoretical possibilities that arise when we think of multiple, hidden dimensions along with other big ideas in modern physics. Will it ever be possible to find evidence for something like this??? Time will tell! Take a look!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Nobel Prizes for 2020

 The first week of October is usually Nobel week. Check out the science winners: 

 The Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology goes to 3 Americans for discovering the Hepatitis C virus, which affects millions of people worldwide. 

The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to 3 (a Brit, German, and American woman; only the 4th woman in history for a Physics Nobel!) who did pioneering work in black hole research. 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to 2 women for the first time, for developing CRISPR technology and methods. 

And congratulations to the World Food Programme, which won the Peace Prize - they fed over 100,000,000 people this past year around the world, during the COVID pandemic. Amazing! 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Strange physics of viscous fluids...perhaps some cool research projects to try!!

 Some fascinating new results from studying more viscous fluids have been done and captured on video. Check this out if you want to see some strange, fascinating fluid effects. Perhaps there are some things to try in a lab if one could set up similar systems! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

See what the Top 40 Finalists in the Regeneron STS did! Get ideas, get inspired!

  These are high school students with a lot of curiosity who were fascinated by some topic and question, and did the long, hard work to investigate it and find answers! Don't underestimate what teens are capable of, but unleash them and see what they can do!! 

The 2020 Top 40 Finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, top prize $250,000 to one student! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SSP High School Research Teachers Conference online for 2020 - Register!

 The Society for Science and the Public, SSP, that runs the Science Talent Search and International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), is holding its annual High School Research Teachers Conference virtually for 2020, and for any teacher who is interested. This will take place October 2-4, and you can register for the conference. Having attended and presented in the past, it is a wonderful event and you will become part of a great network of colleagues from all over the country. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Teachers: Apply for SSP Research Grant for At-home projects

The Society for Science and the Public (SSP) is offering 100 grants to teachers, for $1000 apiece, if you have students who need some basic supplies to do independent research projects at home during the COVID era. If your school has 25% or more underrepresented student population, you should be eligible. Deadline is September 1, 2020. Give it a try - this can be especially useful for students who want to do life science or chemistry projects. Good luck! 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Application for Regeneron Science Talent Search open

The Science Talent Search is the biggest and most prestigious high school science contest there is. Run by the Society for Science and the Public and now sponsored by Regeneron, the top prize for an individual student is $250,000! Yes, you read that correctly!

The application is now open for any senior who has done independent, original research. Have fun with it!!