The internet can be a useful tool in finding the best science experiment if you have an energetic and inquisitive kid. Doing your own at-home science project is a great way to engage your child’s active mind. In some cases, your child’s school might actually require the completion of a science project as part of their curriculum.
When looking online, you can easily find databases of detailed science projects for kids, especially if you narrow the search by being a bit more specific. For example, if your child is studying or is interested in earth sciences, a search for “kid’s science experiments, earth science” might yield projects about earthquakes, erosion models, or studies of how fossils are made.
You can also search more generally for science experiment databases like those found at http://www.akronlibrary.org/DBS/SFDB/Default.aspx or http://www.youth.net/nsrc/sci/sci.index.html, where you can search a massive inventory of science experiments with more specific parameters like the grade your child is in, the type of experiment, or field of science. If you don’t have time to browse through too large a database, a great sure bet is the science project guide at http://www.24hourscienceprojects.com/guide.pdf, a wonderful resource for finding kids science experiments on the internet. 24 Hour Science Projects are also great as they come complete with the entire topic headers typically used in school science projects such as purpose, hypothesis, procedure, observations, results, and conclusion.
You are sure to be able to find a great experiment, no matter what your child’s specific interests, and hopefully learn a great deal, as well as have fun doing it.