Research Projects are primarily for high school and advanced junior high students, college students, and adults; these projects, which could involve individuals or small groups, are typically long-term and may become science fair projects and even lead to publication of original data via the Operation RubyThroat website or academic journals.

On the following pages we list some questions about hummingbirds that are worthy of investigation, but we have not outlined entire projects; in other words, the questions are intended to stimulate inquiry by students and others. Operation RubyThroat stands ready to advise student researchers about project design on an individual basis. For help on setting up your specific hummingbird research project, contact PROJECTS.

NOTE: Teachers and their student groups, individual students, and others who are registered participants with Operation RubyThroat get priority attention to all requests for information and assistance. To register, see How to Participate.

Biology & Plant-Animal Interactions
Physics & Applied Engineering
Chemistry & Environmental Science
Computers, Mathematics & Measurement

NOTE: Please send descriptions and results (including photos) from your successful research projects to Operation RubyThroat via PROJECTS.

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