Get Science Fair Project Ideas
It can be challenging to think
of a good project idea.
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It can be a challenge to come up with a science fair project idea. There is fierce competition to come up with the coolest idea, plus you need a topic that is considered appropriate for your educational level. I've arranged science fair project ideas by topic, but you might like to take a look at ideas according to education level.
Elementary School Science Fair Project Tips
Elementary school projects aren't supposed to be rocket science (though of course they could be). Look for a project that you can do over a fairly short time span, such as over a weekend. Keep in mind, judges will disqualify you if they suspect your parents did the project and not you, so though you may get help from adults, be sure the project is really yours. Resist the temptation to make a display or do a demonstration. Try to answer a question or solve a problem.
Can you predict what things will glow under a black light?
Will chilling an onion before cutting it keep you from crying?
What ratio of vinegar to baking soda produces the best chemical volcano eruption?
What type of plastic wrap best prevents evaporation?
What plastic wrap best prevents oxidation?
Are night insects attracted to lamps because of heat or light?