2017 Science Fair Resources
Finding a Science Fair Topic
Fourth Grade: you will select a topic that involves an experiement with water or weather.
Read through the websites (below) for ideas that sound interesting to YOU, then talk to Mr. Jaye about your idea.
You can also try a simple google search for, weather science fair projects elementary or water science fair projects elementary
Fifth Grade: select a topic and design a testable question involving either:
- Mixtures and solutions
- Forces & motion
Research for science fair ideas, all topics and areas
These websites will help you select a science fair project idea, and do research on that topic.
1) you need to select an experiment that is testable!
2) you can "borrow" someone's idea from one of these sites, because you have to run the experiment yourself, and show your own results.
If you are confused by independent and dependent variables, try this explanation.
Science Bob's List of Science Fair Ideas
Science Bob helps you learn the difference between an experiment, and a demonstration, then helps you find some testable topics.
Discovery Education Science Fair Central
A site that helps you organize your science fair project, with a few ideas also.
Lots of testable ideas on this site, arranged by subject.
Science Buddies: Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, & Tools
This site has a nicely organized list of sites.
Home Science Tools
Another site with a lot of good ideas to consider
The websites below focus on one specific experiment or topic:
An experiment with Band-Aids and how well they stick
Fruits and Vegetables
The fizz in Soda
Don't forget books! The Orlin Library has a few books for you to look through for ideas. These books are on the back shelf of Ms. Yosca's desk.
- Science for Kids : 39 Easy Engineering Experiments
- Soda Pop Science Projects : Experiments With Carbonated Soft Drinks
- Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz! : Exciting Science for Curious Minds
- What's Science All About?
Ten Fun Facts
Remember to write down the NAME of the website you use for each fact.
Try one of these sites to get started:
After reading through the resources on the two sites above, try Googling your "(keyword) and facts"
You can check for more books at your local library:
-Minuteman Library Network (Newton, Brookline, Needham, and more)
-Boston Public Library
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