7th Grade Science Projects on the Internet

The internet is definitely one of the most diverse tools at your disposal when trying to find a great 8th grade science project. You will be able to find a fun and eduational science  project, no matter what your student’s interests, that will satisfy the school science project fair requirements.  Knowing where to look is the trick.

Always start with a general search for a project in your child’s area of interest. For example, “8th grade science projects, marine biology” or “8th grade science projects, earth sciences.” This route might yield some useful results, but you may be at risk of becoming overwhelmed with too many results, or too many projects that don’t suit your child’s curriculum or interests.

You can try searching for websites that contain large inventories of science project ideas, or if you are having difficulty narrowing down your results, browse several subject areas at once. Very often these databases, like the ones found at http://www.akronlibrary.org/DBS/SFDB/Default.aspx or http://www.youth.net/nsrc/sci/sci.index.html, are capable of being searched by grade level or subject, and have reliable science projects that are age appropriate for your student. This might be a better strategy than finding a project idea on an independently run website that might not be trustworthy. You can also find a free online 8th grade science project guide at http://www.middle-school-science-projects.com/guide.pdf

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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.

If you’re looking for a ready made experiment, get one of our Science Project guides. They’ll take you step by step through the experiments, all of which follow the scientific method.

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Winning Science Projects – A Straight Flush

We’ve got a lot of winning science projects in our collection of guides. One of our favorite winners is A Straight Flush. This experiment compares the biodegradability of different types of bathroom tissue, and can be classified as a consumer or and environmental science project. winning science projects

Some students choose to compare brands of tissue, and others choose to compare types – like one or two ply, scented or non, or pre-moistened. To do this project, you need tissue samples, a scale with close tolerances (that means it shows the weight in very small increments – like ounces or milligrams), jars, water, and a screen. We used the scale at the post office, and yes, we did get some funny looks weighing toilet paper tissue. You could possibly also use the scale at the grocery store or pharmacist if you ask nicely and flash a winning smile.

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To do this, you weigh the tissue samples, soak them in water for a period of time, ‘flush’ them through a funnel, let the non-flushed tissue dry, then compare the weight of the pre-soaked tissue to the post-soaked tissue. It’s a very easy and inexpensive project to do. It’s fun and you’ll learn a lot. And, yes, it has been a winner at the science fair!

To get step by step instructions for this experiment – plus reference materials and pre-formatted graphs/charts, get our package of science project guides. Our guides can’t guarantee you’ll win at the science fair, but if you ask us – any time you learn something and learn to love science more – you have a winning science project!

 

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Middle School Science Project Topics

Almost all middle schools require for their sixth, seventh and eighth graders to participate in their school’s science fair. The middle school fair has higher standards than an elementary school, sometimes leaving students feeling overwhelmed.

But take a deep breath. Here are five steps to a middle school science project that is easy and fun, but advanced enough to teach you something and make your teacher happy.
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1. Pick the right type of science project. Most of the time, students are asked to do an experiment – although your teacher may call it ‘an investigatory project’. An experiment has to follow the scientific method. It has to be a repeatable test with measurable results that proves or disproves an hypothesis. You can’t submit a model of the solar system or a collection

2. Do the project yourself. Your parent can help you, but you should be the one doing the project – not the other way around.

3. Find a project that interests you. If you like what you’re doing, you’ll learn more. And if you’re learning, your project will show that you are interested. Teachers – and science fair judges – like that.

4. Make sure you follow the directions. You may be asked to include an abstract, project logs, charts and graphs with your project. Read the instructions closely, so you’ll get credit for all your hard work.

5. Create a great science project board. Give your project a clever title to attract attention. Use bright colors, attractive fonts, interesting props, and clear pictures. Check your spelling, and be very neat.

Middle School is a great time to learn and to grow. Your science project can be a part of that!

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Science Projects for More Than One Kid

So both your kids have to do a science project?! Science Projects for families with more than one child can be an daunting task for parents. Science fairs are generally held at about the same time, so even if kids are in different schools, their projects probably have due dates that are near each other. Here are five ideas to simplify the process.

1. Let kids work together on the same project. They can each do the experiment, and will each have to do a science board or report, but you’ll only have to help find one idea and gather the materials from one list. This is the way to go if your kids are in different schools.

2. Use different variables for the same experiment. If you’re comparing amounts of Vitamin C in substances, for example, let one child test various canned fruit juices, and another child test different juices from fresh fruit. The research and procedure is the same, but the experiments are different.

3. Recycle projects. Our family has always done projects together, then saved them in the attic. One year one of our boys used the same experiment his brother had done the year before. We redid the experiment, but reused the science board, simply adding the fresh data and photographs.

4. Submit different types of the same project. If your school science fair allows it, one child can submit and experiment based project, and the other submit a demonstration. For example, one child can demonstrate how to take the shell off an egg without boiling, and another can experiment to see if water goes through the membrane.

Science projects are supposed to be wonderful learning experiences for kids – and they can be. Don’t let your family get bogged down in the process. Look for ways to streamline and coordinate, and make science fair time a fun educational time for your kids.

Get your free parents guide to science projects at https://www.24hourscienceprojects.com. We also have a list of fast and easy science project guides that can be done in a very short amount of time – many of which are easily adaptable for use with more than one child.

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24 Hour Science Projects – the Blog

24 hour science project guyWelcome to the first blog post for 24 Hour Science Projects! In this blog, I’ll be sharing the science project experiences of some of our customers and friends.

Science projects are a big part of most elementary and middle school science programs. Most schools require that a student either participate in a science fair or do a science demonstration for their class. Whatever the assignment, science projects can be stressful on the parent! Deciding on a project topic, choosing the science experiment, gathering the supplies, conducting the research, keeping a science log, preparing the display board…it’s a lot!

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Our family has four sons, and we used to struggle year after year with out science projects. But a funny thing happened on the way to the science fair. Over the years, we discovered some science projects that were easy and fun to do, but that satisfied the strict requirements of the science fair – and our science teachers. We put these projects together into a package called 24 Hour Science Projects. We have sold our 24 hour science project packages to thousands of students and parents, helping them learn about science without the frustrations that often come with a science project.

You’ll benefit by reading the experiences of other families in the process of doing their science projects. Have fun with your project!