Biology Projects

Biology projects can interest students to gain a comprehensive knowledge about this discipline. These projects can deal with animals or plants and will help students to learn more and use scientific methods to perform the projects. Students have to choose a topic that intrigues them and they should survey the background information in order to define and explain the problem. They will need to gather evidence to support their thesis or hypothesis.

100 Biology Projects Topics for Students | Major Walter Nowotny
  1. Making your own stethoscope
  2. Seedlings respond to unidirectional light by bending towards the light source (positive phototropism).
  3. Recording the number and type of insects visiting different colored flowers on sunny days.
  4. Understanding the evolutionary origin of animal multi-cellularity through the study of the sponge genome and development
  5. How to make a sea shell: molecular genetic basis of patterning and biofabrication of molluscan and other animal skeleton
  6. Using 3D virtual reconstructions to understand middle ear positioning in mammals: Staying put or moving all over the place?
  7. Eco-Evo-Devo of the lizard skeleton: Geckos and pygopods vs. “normal” lizards.
  8. Brain development in altricial vs. precocial rodents – guinea pig vs. rat.
  9. Investigating the role of micro RNAs in host-pathogen interactions
  10. Anti-viral responses in mosquito vectors Host manipulation by endosymbionts
  11. Investigations of the influence of temperature on the energetic of development of insects
  12. Thermal biology of insects
  13. Species richness and diversity of gall-inducing scale insects.
  14. Modeling distribution and host-use in eucalypt leaf beetles.
  15. Understanding host-use in galling insects
  16. Co-evolution of endosymbionts and scale insects
  17. Wolbachia endosymbiont infections in insects and arachnids
  18. Models of host-parasite coevolution with parthenogenetic hosts
  19. Biological control of insect pests (predator-prey interactions, microbial agents for the biological control of insects, interactions between insect natural enemies)
  20. Plant-insect tri-trophic interactions (herbivore induced plant defenses, chemical ecology of plant-parasitoid interactions)
  21. Parasitoid behavioural and nutritional ecology (food provision for adult parasitoids to enhance insect pest control, parasitoid foraging behaviour, host selection by egg parasitoids)
  22. Molecular interactions between Drosophila and viruses
  23. Wolbachia induced antiviral protection of insects
  24. The regulation of light output by glow-worms
  25. The neurobiology of foraging behavior in flies
  26. Population biology of a blowfly species across areas that differ ecologically
  27. Chemical ecology of a generalist coccinellid beetle species – where do they oviposit in the field, and why?
  28. Insect-fungal interactions – fungi as attractants and resources for beetles
  29. Sound communication and population genetics of a generalist bug
  30. Behavior of herbivorous insects) on plants relative to environmental variables, mainly temperature and air pressure
  31. Pollination and germination ecology of Macrozamia cycads that have dual pollinators
  32. Host relationships and host searching behavior of parasitic wasps that attack pest beetles associated with grain storage
  33. Generalist herbivores and their interactions with host plants
  34. Finding genes that affect sexual behavior
  35. What constrains the evolution of gene expression?
  36. Epigenetic inheritance patterns in the regulation of gene expression
  37. What genes influence the thermal performance of ectotherms?
  38. Ant Microphotography: Preparing an ant so that its brain and nervous system may be photographed through a microscope. Photographs of the ant are then taken using a digital camera for documentation.
  39. Barney Banana: This is a fun experiment for showing how to slice a banana from inside before you peel it.
  40. Colorful Celery: To create stalks of colorful celery while demonstrating how plants need and draw water to survive.
  41. Cultivate Slime Molds: To cultivate a living slime mold and observe the stages in which a slime mold forms.
  42. Gravity and Plants: NASA has long studied the effects of gravity on plants by taking plants with them during space expeditions and onto space stations. You can find out for yourself how the plants will grow in low gravity conditions through simple experiments.
  43. Growing Bread Mold: To demonstrate that bread mold spores are present anywhere and everywhere.
  44. Mini Greenhouse: To create a miniature greenhouse to grow living plants.
  45. Capillarity of Soils: To compare the rise of water by capillarity in sand, clay, and loam.
  46. Starch formed in Photosynthesis: To demonstrate that starch is formed in photosynthesis.
  47. Osmosis to prove that water can enter through osmosis. Permeable and semi-permeable membranes and the phenomenon of osmosis are found in cells.
  48. Plants in different environments (light intensity, color)
  49. The effect of nicotine, air, yeast on mold growth
  50. Factors affecting the strength of hair
  51. Factors affecting the growth of bacteria
  52. Factors affecting the growth of molds or yeast
  53. Experiment with Hydroponics
  54. The effectiveness of Antiseptics and soaps on household bacteria
  55. Comparing types of artificial light on plant growth
  56. Producing mutations in bacteria
  57. Producing mutations in yeast
  58. Best conditions for mushroom production.
  59. Best conditions for the growth of ferns
  60. The effects of ultrasonic on bacteria count
  61. The effects of antibiotics on bacteria count
  62. A study of diffusion through cell membranes
  63. Growing plants and animals by cloning
  64. Study and experiment with Milk
  65. Do green plants need light to produce starch?
  66. Comparison of the Effects of Inorganic Catalysts and Enzymes on Peroxide Decomposition
  67. Are insects attracted to/repelled by a magnet?
  68. Does the presence of a magnetic field affect egg hatching rates of insect or other animal eggs?
  69. Do pet fish have a color preference for their food?
  70. What type of soil do earthworms prefer?
  71. What natural substances repel insect pests? Examples of insects to test include mosquitoes, ants or flies.
  72. Does exercise affect memory retention?
  73. Does music affect hand-eye coordination?
  74. Does the weather affect a person’s mood?
  75. Does playing video games affect a person’s heart rate?
  76. Does a person’s BMI affect blood pressure?
  77. Do all people have the same normal body temperature?
  78. Which type of exercises increase muscle growth the most?
  79. How do various types of acid (phosphoric acid, citric acid, etc.) affect tooth enamel?
  80. Does a person’s heart rate and blood pressure vary during the day?
  81. Do sounds affect plant growth?
  82. Do different colors of light affect the rate of photosynthesis?
  83. What are the effects of acid rain on plant growth?
  84. Do household detergents affect plant growth?
  85. Can plants conduct electricity? (Fruit Batteries Project )
  86. Does cigarette smoke affect plant growth?
  87. Does fruit size affect the amount of seeds in the fruit?
  88. Do vitamins or fertilizers promote plant growth better?
  89. Do fertilizers extend plant life during drought?
  90. Does leaf size affect plant transpiration rates?
  91. Can plant spices inhibit bacterial growth?
  92. What effect does ultraviolet rays have on the yeast colony growth
  93. Extracting onion DNA
  94. Genetically Modified Foods
  95. Protein Fingerprinting
  96. Designing a device to separate mixtures
  97. How scientists separate proteins
  98. Studying differences between virus and bacteria
  99. Which conditions are ideal for forming mold fastest?
  100. How long it takes for materials to decompose?