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Science Fair Projects

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science fair worksheet, students study three examples of science fair projects. Students rate the projects first, second or third place. Students answer six questions about the projects. Students then complete two worksheets...
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Lab Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A set of instructions and a 100-point grading rubric have been designed for writing lab reports. Appropriate for middle schoolers, this lays out what to include for each of the six steps in the scientific method: title, hypothesis,...
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Freezing Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol,...
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Freezing Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol,...
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Table Top Trebuchet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How cool would it be to build a trebuchet 1/40th the size of one that would have been used to knock down a castle wall? Build this project with middle or high schoolers at any level (varying the information provided for each), and have a...
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How to Blow Up a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar creates enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! It's an awesome illustration of chemical reactions for upper elementary learners, or use it with slightly older scientists to introduce...
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Humane Science Projects

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science learning exercise, students examine the list of possible science projects. They look for the characteristics that set apart these ideas as humane.
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Quality of Life Investigations: Risk Reductions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in a discussion of recent environmental issues affecting their own community or ones nearby. In groups, they research the role of food additives and the purpose of adding them to foods. They also determine their...
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Scientific Method Goes to the Fair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use scientific process skills to solve a problem. In this scientific investigation lesson plan, students investigate a scientific problem, work through the scientific method to form a conclusion. They share their work and...
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Project Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore multiple types of energy. In this energy lesson plan, students prepare a science fair project through completing a WebQuest. Learners investigate radiant, thermal, and biochemical energy.
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Amazing Levitating Orb Science Experiment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Five minutes and 80 cents is all it takes to create this levitating orb! Introduce the idea of static electricity with this simple, yet captivating experiment. Your learners will definitely want to play around with this one; it's...
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How to Make a Volcano

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
It's about to blow! These directions are clear and easy to follow. Create a simple worksheet to guide students through the video and then have them repeat the steps themselves! Ideal for fourth or fifth graders who can follow directions....
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How to Make a Simple Electromagnet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your scientists make this simple electromagnet. What causes the nail to be magnetic? Discuss this reaction with your learners and introduce electric and magnetic fields.
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Science Magic - Vanishing Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Make water disappear! Get your learners excited about the various types of polymers. Simple, yet mesmerizing enough to use with all age ranges.
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Preparing for a Successful Science Fair

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students experience the difference between a scientific experiment and a demonstration project in order to successfully guide themselves through the science fair process.
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Science Fair Space

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students determine the most equitable way to share space and cost between three schools for a fictional science fair. Given a diagram, a word problem, and a data set, students analyze and explain the best way for all schools to share...
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Tornadoes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Earth science by participating in a hands-on science project. In this wild weather instructional activity, students identify why tornadoes are so destructive and listen to a lecture on the subject in class. Students...
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Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Ladybugs

For Teachers K - 5th
Those lovely ladybugs are so cute, and so very useful! Use a short unit to explore insect anatomy, the ladybug life cycle, and the help ladybugs provide organic farmers. The unit is comprised of four short thirty-minute lesson plans that...
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Classroom Science Fair Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the skills and information needed to complete a science fair project. They follow guidelines to create an document their science fair project.
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Step by Step Instructions

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Here's a activity that not only provides readers with information about crafting step-by-step directions for a science project, but also serves as a reading comprehension exercise.
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The $100,000 Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What a creative way to have students review information they have learned about the planets, weather, and much more! This game, modeled on The $100,00 Pyramid, gives learners a chance to show how much they know about a variety of science...
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Double Dip Chip Science Fair Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mr. Spangler's sons set out to prove that double-dipping (putting a potato chip back into a dip for a second blob on the chip), does indeed rapidly spread germs throughout the entire dip. After viewing this presentation, the next time...
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Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Coming up with ideas for Science Fair projects might seem daunting, but there are many lessons that can get students on the right track.
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Food Science, Scientific Method: Reliability and Validity in Empirical Research

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Secondary learners explore food science by conducting an experiment using the scientific method and creating a science fair project based on their findings. They learn about food technology and modern research development. They...

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