пятница, 4 апреля 2014 г.

25+ Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

25+ Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects
25+ Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

More than 25 totally awesome Science Fair Projects

‘Tis the season for science fair projects! We had our first science fair experience last year when my oldest son was in kindergarten. I was truly amazed (and overwhelmed) at the complexity of science fair projects. As a former teacher, I wanted to make sure that my son wasn’t just showing off a cool experiment…I wanted him to do it himself and be able to understand and explain the science behind it!


One of my biggest pet peeves (as a teacher and now as a parent) is when I see parents doing projects for the kids and then try to bring them up to speed. Kids are more than capable of doing most of the work themselves…even kindergartners (with some guidance)!


My #1 tip for science fair projects is to go try to answer a question surrounding something your child is interested in! This will ensure that it is child-led and that your child will want to find the answer to his/her question!


Big Brother is very interested in space and so we attempted to answer a question regarding craters on the moon for his science fair project last year.


As you can see, he did most of his project on his own…including asking Siri to find out the answer! Haha! :)


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I’ve broken these down into science fair projects appropriate for primary students (K-2) and elementary students (3-5). Since I am a firm believer in kids taking the lead, the ideas for younger kids are simpler and easier to understand. The ideas for older kids tend to take more knowledge about the scientific process.


Science Fair Projects for Primary Students


craters

What is blood made of A hands-on science demonstration

What is Blood Made Of? A hands-on model of the parts of blood!


Why the human body needs both muscles and bones (a hands-on demonstration)

How Do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water

How Do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water? (use two ziplock bags instead of the gloves so that the whole class can try it out).


Can-You-Blow-Up-a-Balloon-in-a-Bottle

sunscreen

The “Why Do I Need Sunscreen?” Experiment


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More great primary ideas from our blogger friends:


Primary Science Experiments

Bicolor Flowers :: Playdough to Plato


Simple Circuits (First Grade Science) :: What Do We Do All Day


Water Cycle in a Bag :: Playdough to Plato


Primary Science Fair Experiments

Make a Balloon Rocket :: Paging Fun Mums


Build, Paint, and Erupt Foaming Volcano :: Fun at Home with Kids


Science Fair Projects for Elementary Students:


This projects are slightly more complicated and require a more thorough understanding of the scientific process.


Ocean Zones in a Jar

Ocean Zones in a Jar: Exploring Liquid Density and the Layers of the Ocean

(the pouring of the liquids requires a steady hand)


Lava Lamp

Make Your Own Lava Lamp: Watch what happens when oil, water, and food coloring get mixed with a tab of Alka Seltzer!


The-Bouncy-Egg-Experiment

The Bouncy Egg Experiment


Here are more great projects from our other blogger friends:


Elementary Science Fair Projects

Walking Water (exploring capillary action) :: Coffee Cups and Crayons


Build an Electro-Magnetic Train :: Frugal Fun for Boys


Egg Geodes :: Tinkerlab


elementary science fair experiments

Walking on Eggs (this would be awesome) :: Playdough to Plato


Make Magnetic Mud (Ferrofluid) :: Kids Activities Blog


Make a Lemon Battery :: Kids Activities Blog


More Elementary Sience Fair Ideas

The Science Behind Slime :: Fun at Home with Kids


Leak-Proof Bag :: Paging Fun Mums


DIY Glowing Flowers :: Fun at Home with Kids


Original article and pictures take http://www.icanteachmychild.com/science-fair-projects/ site


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