It can be a challenge when your 6th grader brings home that annual science project packet. First you start looking for a fun and educational project to do with your favorite middle school student. There are several places you can look to try to find age appropriate science project including the internet, your child’s teacher, and the public library. The most important thing is to use your resources to find a project you and your student can actually execute, and enjoy at the same time.
Next, one of the best places to begin finding 6th grade science projects is by talking with your child’s science teacher. They can give you advice based on your what the science class is currently studying, and can let you know if the project your child chooses fulfills the project requirements for the class. Their teacher might also be able to recommend a good science project book, which brings us to our next useful tool, the public library. The library is full of kid friendly science books, even books geared specifically toward science projects for any age. A great science project book might be helpful as you know you’d be using reliable information that will walk you through the experiment.
Lastly, the internet is a great resource for finding a 6th grade science project. Either by searching specifically for a type of project i.e. “6th grade science project, chemistry,” or by searching for a database full of science projects like http://www.akronlibrary.org/DBS/SFDB/Default.aspx or http://www.youth.net/nsrc/sci/sci.index.html, you’re sure to be able to find an assortment of science experiments that your child will be interested. Another great find on the internet is the free science project guide at http://www.middle-school-science-projects.com/guide.pdf .