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Science Fair Project Ideas

If your child just made the announcement to you that they are participating in the yearly science fair at school, you are probably searching for ideas. Below are a few ideas that work well in science fairs, and interesting for both of you.

Pollution is always a popular and fascinating project at science fairs. It also helps children, as well as some adults, understand the real damage that pollution can cause. Some areas that you may want to consider are water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, and global warming.

If you are looking for something a little more involved, many children love to watch fungus grow. This may sound like a nasty one, but kids think it is amazing.

Electrical projects are always a hit as well. You can do many things under this category, including; using magnets, constructing batteries, building a simple electric or wind generator, and radio waves.

Botany is also a large field with many options. The effects that different elements have on plants is a good option. Do plants grow better in sand, soil, or water? The effects of music on plants, as well as the effect that sun has on plants. With all of the above experiments you can choose one specific plant, or use a variety. Seed germination is also a great project. Botany experiments are well suited for all age groups, and relatively cost friendly.

If you do not see anything that interests you or your child, sit down together and have a brainstorming session. Think of things that are interesting and a little challenging for your child. Your child’s experiment doesn’t have to be one that someone has already done, think outside of the box.

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Middle School Science Projects

If you are on the search for a middle school science project you are probably looking for something that is a little more interesting than the average baking soda volcano.  Well, have no fear; there are plenty of options out there that will please your child as well as their science teacher.

If you have a music lover, you may want to consider something like “music vs. noise”.  Most children love music, which makes this an interesting experiment for them.  However, you should take care to actually base your experiment on facts rather than opinions.

There are countless projects related to eggs.  Some of which include; floating eggs, sinking eggs, egg in a bottle, egg spinning, the egg drop, and the process of eggs turning into chicks.  Not only is this group fun for students, but eggs a relatively low in cost, so if you need to start over, it will not be as disheartening.

Weather is also an interesting category.  You can choose from things like tornados, hurricanes, thunder, lightening, rain, hail, and fog.  Learning how each element forms and the effects that it has on the environment around it are great project ideas.

This is only a small sampling of middle school science projects.  There are many resources available to help you find the best project for your child.

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Cool Science experiments

If you are looking for a cool science experiment, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Frozen bubbles.  This can be really fun for the younger age group.   Baking soda bubbles is also a neat experiment for the bubble enthusiast.

Food always makes for a cool experiment.  Some ideas include making light with fruit, plastic mild, moldy bred, and yeast.  You can also make your own butter in a jar and rock candy.  While you are considering the food category, why not do an experiment to see how much fat is in the food that you eat.

Experiments with animals are also a big hit.  How does variation in temperature affect animals?  Do animals prefer certain colors?  Do certain sounds deter bugs/and or animals?

Balloons always make cool experiments as well, and there are so many things that you can do with them.  Some of the options include; balloon blast off, balloon car, balloon boat, straws and balloons, and balloon columns.

Some other neat miscellaneous experiments include; how water pressure works, using food coloring to change to color of certain flowers, and homemade silly putty.

If you have a young nature enthusiast, you could try making your own little green house in a bottle.  You may also want to consider making a fossil for your science project.

There are countless other cool science experiments out there; it just takes a little research to discover the perfect one for your student.

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School Science Projects

At least once every year, parents get a letter from their child’s teacher informing them that it is time to create the ever famous science project.  Although this may send fear through the minds of most, it doesn’t have to be a scary process.  School science projects can be fun; if you choose one that both you and your child are comfortable with.

Some of the things to consider when deciding on a school science project are; level of difficulty, amount of time required, amount of materials needed, and interest level for your child.

Depending on the age and grade level of your child there are a wide range of experiments to choose from.  For younger children things like the celery root experiment, the cornstarch suspension experiment, and the egg in a bottle experiment.  All three are simple enough for young children, but interesting enough to get everyone involved excited.

For middle school children you will want something a little more complex.  Experiments that work well in this situation are; the music and plants experiment, sundial experiment, the bubble bomb, and the egg floatation experiment.

When your child reaches high school the experiments may become a little more difficult, but still not impossible.  Some ideas for high school experiments include; solar energy experiments, corrosion experiments, the effects that different components have on plant germination.

No matter what grade your child may be in, one of the most important tips to remember is choose something that they are interested in, this will keep them motivated and dedicated to the project.

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