When developing a science fair project it is important that you focus your project on a topic that you are interested in. This strategy not only will make your project more enjoyable to complete, but you will be more likely to create an interesting project if you care about your topic. One topic that is interesting and that few students use is deep sea fish. These fish have special adaptation that allow them to live in an environment that humans cannot survive in, and in some cases even explore.
One of the issues that deep sea fish have had to deal with is extreme pressure. Pressure is the number one reason why humans have not been able to explore the extreme depths of the world’s ocean. Not only can our bodies not handle the pressure in the extreme deep parts of the oceans, but our mechanics also can’t handle these pressures. So why then can so many fish and other marine life forms handle these pressures when we can’t? This is a question that your science fair project can answer. When developing your science fair project you will want to look at the adaptations that deep sea fish have made to survive pressure and/or then try to apply these adaptations to a mechanical device.
Light, or rather the absence of light, is another issue that deep sea fish have learned to deal with. There is a light barrier in the ocean. Above the barrier photosynthesis can take place and below it photosynthesis is non-existent. Without light marine plants cannot survive. If you are interested in this topic for your science fair project then you can explore the possibility of a deep sea marine plant, you can explore the food chain in the lightless zones of the ocean or you can explore the various physical evolutions that occur in deep sea fish because of the absence of light.
Reproduction of deep sea fish is another topic that you can explore. When setting up a deep sea fish science fair project that deals with reproduction you will need to explore how fish find one another, how they attract mates and how they reproduce offspring that can handle the pressure as they develop from egg to fry.
Bioluminescence is a very interesting topic to explore with a science fair project. Bioluminescence is biological chemical reaction that generates light in an organism. Pretty cool, right? You can turn this topic into a science fair project by determining how bioluminescence is created, what types of animals can create it and if it can be artificially created. You can also find new applications for bioluminescence.