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Tagged With: designing your own science fair project

Guest Blog – Inexpensive and Easy Science Fair Projects: Magnets – Experiment #2 – by Bruce

Is your science fair coming up, but you’re still not sure what to present for it? Trying to find a last minute idea without breaking the bank can be really frustrating but one simple tool- magnets can give you a few ideas! This is experiment #2 in a 3 part series of fun, simple, inexpensive … Continue reading »

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Guest Blog – Inexpensive and Easy Science Fair Projects: Magnets – Experiment #1 – by Bruce

Is your science fair coming up, but you’re still not sure what to present for it? Trying to find a last minute idea without breaking the bank can be really frustrating but one simple tool- magnets can give you a few ideas! This is experiment #1 in a 3 part series of fun, simple, inexpensive … Continue reading »

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Guest Blog: School Science Fair Ideas – by Meghan

Meghan is a recent college graduate that leads an educational portal for students. CHECK OUT: http://www.scholaradvisor.com or click on: Educational Portal School Science Fair Ideas The school science fair is a time honored American tradition. It is meant as a celebration of all things science and allows students to receive praise outside of the classroom. … Continue reading »

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Data Driven Science

Science is all about the data – so many scientists envision the data they are going to generate BEFORE they do experiments. . It is a good way of approaching a science fair project because you will know what you are going to do with your data even before you have it. Unfortunately, sometimes students … Continue reading »

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The KEY to designing your own science fair project is …

So you have to do a science fair project and there are plenty of websites that will give you detailed, step-by-step directions like a recipe for a cake – but, that’s not “real science”. If you have found your way to my website – I hope you are at least thinking about designing your own … Continue reading »

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Unique and Topical Science Fair Project Idea: Ocean Acidification

Question: How will changes in ocean water chemistry affect animals that live in the ocean? Step 1: Research Search for “Ocean Acidification” and look for websites by NOAA or NSF or from a University/College. DO NOT get overwhelmed by the chemistry. The essential idea is that ocean water is naturally basic (pH ~ 8) but … Continue reading »

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One Day Unique Science Fair Experiment with COFFEE!

I usually do not write out all the details of an experiment because I want you (whether you are a mentor or a student) to have a hand in designing the experiment. I think that just following directions of a detailed procedure that someone else wrote, isn’t really experiencing science. It’s closer to baking or … Continue reading »

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How to prepare for a successful science fair project experience

It’s never too early to start planning for a science fair project. Here is a quick checklist so that you, as a mentor/parent, will know you have all the parts and can complete the project efficiently and successfully: First, keep in mind the basic FORMULA FOR SUCCESS: Scientific method (45%) + Creative idea (45%) + … Continue reading »

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Projects you can start this year, for next year. Idea #3 = Plant Projects

If you know how to do a project AND you know you want to, or need to, do one for next year – why not start one now? It is the perfect time to start a plant-themed science fair project because there will be sufficient time for the plants to grow by a measurable amount. … Continue reading »

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Projects you can start this year for next year: Idea 2 = Moldy Matters

Idea 1 was Biomimicry: Idea 2 is Moldy Matters: Remember that the one exception to doing a project with mold is that you are allowed to measure the time (quantitative, dependent variable) it takes for a food to show evidence of mold – but that you have to destroy the food and mold as soon … Continue reading »

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