A short list of possible ideas for projects:

Some of the best project ideas have come from students themselves.  (In fact, many of the ideas below were stolen from students who claim not to be scientists.)  The following list is not meant to be one that you should choose from, but it might give you some ideas.  Some of these have already been pursued in class, so you might have to extend such projects well beyond what has already been done.  All of the following suggestions are only the beginnings of potential projects.  You are encouraged to come up with your own research study, even if it is not listed below: