Sixth Grade Science Project Guides on the Internet

When trying to find the perfect science project guide for your 6th grader, the internet is an amazing resource.  It’s important to find a project that is challenging, educational, but also grade level appropriate and interesting for your student.  Searching the internet allows for the type of specificity that will help you find a science project that balances all of these crucial elements. 

You can search for projects with more specific search criteria like their grade level, or the subject matter, once you have decided what type of project your child would like to attempt. For example, “6th grade science project ideas, butterflies.” This should hopefully yield plenty of results. It’s important to narrow your results with criteria like your child’s grade level, age, or a subject matter so that you can be sure you are getting results that will be useful to you. 

 If your student isn’t exactly sure what subject matter they want to do a project on, it might be wise to browse an online database of 6th grade science projects, like those found at or, which you can look through by grade level or subject area. Databases like these are full of ideas and instructions, and are easier to use than just a simple general search that might bring you to an unreliable site. Another great resource for one-stop 6th grade science project ideas are the free guides found at

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Sixth Grade Science Projects

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 or, 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 .

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Middle School Science Projects

It can be overwhelming when your middle school student comes home with that annual science fair project packet. Sure, they are supposed to choose a project that interests them and execute it on their own, but they often need help finding a topic, an executable project, and finding the materials they need to get it done. Luckily, the internet is full of resources that will help you find middle school science projects for every students’ interest, with all the necessary materials and steps to get it done.

After finding out what area of science your middle school student is most interested, you can begin searching for a relevant science project with more narrow results. For example, if your child wants to do a chemistry-related project that is appropriate for their age and grade level, you might search for “chemistry science fair projects, 6th grade.” If you can’t easily find a feasible or clear project by just using a search engine, you can also try using a science project guide or inventory online. Some websites like or have searchable databases of science fair projects that you can narrow down by subject matter or grade level. Another good resource to try is the free middle school science project guide at

No matter what your student’s interest, you’re sure to be able to find the internet for a fun and education science project. Just remember to always be safe, and to have fun!

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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.

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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Choosing a Science Project for Homeschools

science project for homeschoolLast week Shannon Shannon Stoltz invited me to be a guest blogger on her homeschooling blog. It was my first stint as a guest blogger, but since she wanted me to write about how to choose a science project, I jumped at the chance. Even though we have excellent public schools, I’m a huge fan of homeschooling, and often wished I could homeschool my boys.

There are a lot of advantages homeschoolers have when doing a science project – especially in the middle school years. If they want, the family can spend the entire day doing an experiment, without worrying about the bell ringing, being late to lunch, or missing PE. Reading, math, and even social studies can be centered around science. The experiment can be attended round the clock, if necessary.

Shannon’s family does a lot of science, but they’ve never entered a science fair. Since we have entered more times than we can count, Shannon asked me to give her some advice. Whether you homeschool or not, take minute and read my post Seven Steps to a Successful Science Project. You’ll find advice that will help you as you choose your science project.

While you’re there, make sure you get your copy of The Non-Scientific Parent’s Guide to a Science Project. Download it and save it; science project time is fast approaching!


P.S. Did I mention that The Non-Scientific Parent’s Guide to a Science Project is FREE?!

Elementary Science Projects

elementary science ProjectsElementary School teachers almost always require students to do at least one science project before they finish the fifth grade. Elementary science projects are easy to find, but finding the right project for your child can be a challenge. Here are five hints to help you find the best project for your grade school child.

1. Find out what type of project your science teacher requires. There are many types of projects, and most elementary schools give a range of choices. Does your teacher want an experiment, a demonstration, a collection, a report, or a model? Knowing what kind of project you need will narrow down your choices considerably.

2. Make a list of things that interest your child. What subjects catch your child’s eye on television or in books – space, animals, buildings, computers, explosions? Does your child need instant gratification? Consider a chemistry experiment with dramatic results, such as “Which Fruit has the Most Vitamin C?” Is your child concerned about the environment? Find out which toilet tissue is most biodegradable, or which type of insulation works best.

3. Set your budget for money – and time. If you don’t have a lot of money to invest, and if your time is limited, there is no need to look at anything that requires special metals to be imported from the Far East. Decide on how much cash you’re willing to spend, and create a generous time line for getting supplies. Keep in mind that you have to actually do the project after the supplies arrive.

4. Keep in mind that this is a science project for elementary school. Don’t choose a project with complicated instructions. You want your child to do the project with your help – and not the other way around.

5. Provide four or five science project choices. Ever notice how it takes longer to decide on an ice cream flavor when there are 31 flavors? Give your elementary school child a limited list of science project choices, and you’ll both be happier.

Parents, get a free guide to science projects– including how to find experiments with step by step instructions – at Elementary Science Projects.

Our project guides are easy and fast, and will help you submit an outstanding – and maybe winning – science project for elementary school.


When The Science Project Data Doesn’t ‘Look Right’

chartsneezeA student doing the “A Slice of Ice” experiment emailed me last week with some concerns about his results. According to his calculations, his results did NOT prove what he expected. He had hypothesized that pieces of ice with the greatest surface area would melt first. His data did not back that up, and he was concerned that something was wrong.

I was also concerned, because his hypothesis was correct. If the amount of water frozen remains the same, then ice with the most surface area melts the fastest. So I asked to see his numbers.

And once again, this young man was correct. He had made an error entering his data, and had calculated the surface area incorrectly. When he put the numbers in the correct places in his spreadsheet, his data proved his hypothesis to be true.

This young man learned two valuable lessons: if something doesn’t look right, check it! Follow your instincts. And always double check your data.

Get step by step instructions on how to find out if surface area affects the melting time of ice at 24 Hour Science Projects!


Middle School Science Projects – A Guide

great science project for kidsScience Projects were easier in elementary school. Back then, you could submit a model rocket, an egg sucked into a bottle, or a simple science report on electricity. It’s different in middle school. Middle School science teachers want creative ideas, specific elements, in depth research, and detailed logs of the whole science fair process.

Finding a middle school science project that meets all these criteria has always been a challenge for our family. Our teachers wanted an experiment based, investigative project for the science fair. There are five different types of science projects, but most of the books in the library had projects that were actually demonstrations or models. It’s very important that you read the directions from your teacher and/or the science fair, and make sure that the project your child chooses fits into the right category – especially in middle school.

Here are the five types of projects.

1. Investigative projects – Most science fairs require students to submit an investigative science project. This type of project has an experiment that tests an hypothesis. The experiment will follow the scientific method, and may require a control group. (If you’re unfamiliar with this vocabulary, check out the free resource below!)

An example of an investigative project would be “How does salt affect the boiling point of water?” This can easily be tested by our experiment which adds different amounts of salt to water and recording the temperature at which it boils.

If you see the words experiment, scientific method, control and/or variable on the project instructions, you’ll probably need an investigative project. As mentioned before, they’re not easy to find. (Hint: We’ve got a whole pack of investigative projects at 24 Hour Science Projects…)

2. Demonstration projects – In this type of project a student demonstrate a scientific principle, and lots of time the teacher wants it presented in front of the class as an oral report. There is no true experiment performed, because there won’t be a control or different variables. (Another hint: We’ve got five demonstration project guides in our “Watch This!” Science Project guides.

3. Research project – Basically this is a science report. Students research a topic, and write what they discovered. Any type of science topic can be used for a research project.

4. Models – For a model project, models are built to explain a scientific principle or structure.

5. Collections – In this type of project a collection of objects is displayed to give an overview of a topic. An example would be a rock collection or a display showing pictures of various animals in a specific family.

Every middle school science fair will have slightly different criteria for projects. As you search for a project, make sure it’s the type of project your school requires. If you need help, check out “The Non-Scientist Parent’s Guide to Science Fair Projects“, which has guides for all the different types of science projects – including the experiment based ones! There is a vocabulary list that gives simple definitions to those vocabulary words you learned in middle school, but promptly forgot.

Believe it or not, science projects are designed to help students learn about science. Figure out which type of project your school requires, and you’ll be one step closer to showing your child how much fun science can be!

Find all sorts of science projects with our excellent guides, including 24 Hour Science Projects, five experiment based projects. We also have five Watch This! demonstration projects, which are designed to be presented in front of a class. Our project guides are perfect for a middle school science project!


Easy Science Projects

easy science projects

"The Yeast Beast" is an easy science project about how yeast eats - and has enough gas to blow up a balloon!!

It’s Friday night, and you’ve been putting it off for a month. But on Monday, your child’s science project is due. And you haven’t even started. You need an easy science project that can be done quickly, but it has to be good…

It’s not an easy thing to find! Science projects that are easy often don’t meet the requirements of the teacher or the science fair. And projects that are fast often aren’t enough to teach your child anything. We know. With four boys, our family has waited until the last minute to do a science project more than once. But the good news is that there really are good science experiments that can be done quickly and easily.

Here are some hints to finding a quality, but easy science project:

~Find out exactly what type of science project your child needs. Some teachers want a demonstration science project that the child can present to the class. Some teachers want a science report. Occasionally, scientific models or nature collections will be allowed. Most teachers, however, want an experiment based science project that follows the scientific method.

~Ask your child for several ideas. He or she will be the scientist, after all!

~Do an internet or library search for “science projects on…” You may find exactly what you need this way.

~Make a list of possible projects. Go ahead and discard projects that are on advanced chemistry.

~Take a look at the ingredients and equipment. If there are items not readily available or are wickedly expensive, you’ll know that project isn’t for you. There are plenty of experiments that can be done with things in the home, or at the supermarket.

~Find out how long the science experiment or project takes. If it takes more than two or three days, you probably want to reconsider. The ideal easy science project will not take more than a few hours, in case something goes wrong and you have to repeat. And unfortunately, this does happen.

Although an easy science project isn’t always easy to find, you and your child can work together to find a project that is easy to do, but also educational and fun. Take a look at our Easy Science Project Guides, science projects that are fun, easy, affordable, and teacher pleasing!

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Science Project Ideas

science project ideaScience project ideas aren’t easy to come up with. Here are some hints to help you choose the best science project for your child:

1. Check the science guidelines. What kind of project does your science fair require? There are five kinds of science projects: investigative (experimental), demonstration, research papers or reports, models, and collections. (For more information on all the types of science projects, get a FREE Parent’s Guide to a Science Project at

Are there restrictions on projects? Is there a ‘money spend’ limit? Can you use animals or food in the experiment or in the display? Does your child have to demonstrate the project for a judge?

fifth grade science project2. After you know all the particulars for your science fair, make a list or projects ideas that meet the requirements. Try to get projects with a variety of science topics. You may want to do this before your child gets involved, so you won’t have to say “No – not suitable” so many times.

3. Look through your list of science project ideas, and eliminate the ones that look too complicated or hard to do. Remember, your child is supposed to do the project with your assistance only.

Check the list of supplies. Are they readily available? Are they affordable?

Do you have enough time to complete the project? If the science project is due next week, you don’t have time to study the long term effect of anything.

Make sure the science you you are learning about is on your child’s level. Your child should be able to have a basic idea of the underlying scientific principles. Science projects for elementary school students probably shouldn’t involve advanced biology.

4. Finally, let your child choose the science project idea that he or she likes the best.

And have fun with your new science project idea!


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