Everyday science projects ideas are usually easy to find, easy to do and make sense!
Food can be a great source for getting everyday science projects ideas to use in the upcoming science fairs.
Food is convenient
Food is familiar
Food lends itself to a many different directions
Food is adaptable to projects for all ages
Food can be quick and easy
Food can be used for long term study
You can analyze the food itself, look at the effects of an ingredient in a recipe, compare brand names for crispness or freshness, and you can grow it. You can look at the manufacturing and distribution or look at nutrition or fertilizers and pesticides
Now with liquids …
you have all of the above and the added fun of making a mess with fizzing, oozing, and exploding.
Think of all the everyday science project ideas that you can come up with with cleaning liquids
Liquids are visual, so by having several clear containers you can see the results in front of your very eyes,make it a great idea.
Need Examples? Here are some experiments we have at 24 Hour science projects, that use food/water/liquids as great everyday science projects ideas.
Which cereal is the flakiest?
How to make those yeast balloons and liquids.
Analyze Vitamin C and how long it lasts.
Water density and floating Leggos.
Adding Alka-Seltzer to different Liquids to see the chemical reaction.
Salt, eggs and ice are other everyday products that can be used in simple science projects for students.
Another thing about using everyday things like food, water or liquids is that the research you have to do is a little less scary because you are dealing with something you know about. They might not know about the chemical reaction, but they know what Alka Seltzer and what it is used for so it gives them a starting point. It is always easier to understand when you add new knowledge to something you already have than it is to learn about an unfamiliar.
As you can see, when your child is looking for ideas for a science fair project, you may not need to go any further than your own house for inspiration!