Over the next few weeks, I am going to help you prepare and plan for your STEM Fair project.
Today we are going to talk SCIENCE!
Science fair projects are nothing new and many of us have done our own trifold board presentation, however, many people still confuse science demonstrations as a science experiment.
Science Demonstrations vs Scientific Experiment/Project
Science demonstrations are quick science activities that help give a visual of a science concept. This would be something like a making a volcano with baking soda and vinegar or pouring oil in water to show they do not mix. These demonstrate concepts that we already know to be true.
Science experiments are just one part of the scientific method used in developing your science project. Science experiments involve finding a question and then carrying out the science experiment to find an answer. You need to carry out a science experiment multiple times for true results.
What is the scientific method?
For the Online Homeschool STEM Fair, if you want to do a science project please follow the scientific method.
FREE Science Experiment Journal
The Sanity Saver – Science Experiment Journal printable offers you 12 pages of step by step understanding of the scientific investigation process. This is great for basic science experiments, but can also be used for planning your science fair project!
Science Project Ideas
Need some ideas?
Start brainstorming some possible questions that you could test.
- What’s the best way to keep bugs off my tomato plants?
- Which paper towels absorb the fastest?
- Does temperature change magnet strength?
- Which batteries last the longest in my Xbox remotes?
Get More Ideas!
Get help picking your topic with ideas from Science Bob.
Science Buddies Science Fair Project Ideas
Use the Topic selection wizard to take a quick survey about the things you like to do and get a custom list of science projects that fit your unique interests or browse science projects.
Science Fair Books
This list of 16 science fair books will help inspire your child to question, experiment, measure, analyze, and draw conclusions. Not only are science fairs and experiments fun but they also teach your child to answer the questions; How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, and Where?
Science Fair Central
Get help with investigation ideas, scientific steps, and your presentation from The Home Depot and Discovery Education.
Science Fair Projects on Agricultural Topics
Are you consider agriculture for your project topic? Get great ideas on topics. After all, agriculture is science! The science of growing plants, breeding animals, and producing other food products
Science Kids Science Projects
Plenty of starting questions ideas for science projects on chemistry, biology, and more!
Science Fair Resources
Do you know what science fair project your student will do this year? If not, have a look through some of our resources that are sure to help you decide!
Are you ready to get started?!
We have a free STEM Fair Science Workbook to help you start planning your project! Grab your free download below!
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