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Tagged With: easy science fair projects

How to design a science fair project from scratch: day 2

Today I am figuring out the best set up to use and doing a “trial run”. Buying 12 mung bean sprouters isn’t in by budget so I made one from items I could find easily (pasta jar, cheese cloth, elastics): This is a 12 oz mason jar that I buy Classico Alfredo Sauce in (and … 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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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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Fascinated by Flight? Try a Paper Airplane Themed Science Fair Project

Airplane projects are easy, cheap, popular, and fun — but suffer from 2 problems. 1. Lack of standardization in the procedure (i.e. the throwing) 2. Lack of creativity This post is to help you get past these obstacles. Your first big challenge is to find a way to standardize the throwing part of the procedure. … Continue reading »

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Sticky business: ideas for bubblegum-themed science fair projects

Can chewing gum make you smarter? This was an award winning 6th grade science fair project a few years ago in North Carolina. The creative aspect was that the student (read: “my kid”) found a way to define and quantify “smarter” (i.e. number correct on timed math and memory tests) and a way to avoid … Continue reading »

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The $2.00 science fair project

Short on time and money, but still need to do a science fair project? Then this idea is for you and FYI it also works as a math fair project. It is unique (i.e., I made it up), cheap, easy, and follows the scientific method. . . . . . . Step 1 Research/Question: Ecologists … Continue reading »

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Observations from a science fair judge…

Today I read 300 science fair project boards, and was saddened to find only 4 original ideas. All of the others were ideas from the internet including: how much iron is in cereal, which ball bounces higher, what color do plants grow best in, which music makes plants grow the most, how much vitamin C … Continue reading »

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