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Easy Science Fair Porjects - Great Topics

03/10/2017, 10:20am EST
By Lance Braithwaite

What to do and what is the easiest science fair project? Picking a topic for easy science fair projects is a huge deal for a kid, no matter what the age. There are so many different topics and ideas for all grades; you can find a great one for any child, with almost any interest!

When thinking about easy science fair projects, take into consideration your child's interests, does he or she love birds, or hate them?

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Science fair projects are easy If your child loves the topic so if your budding young scientist loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, and nature, then you might want to consider projects that relate to that. "What is Lightening" is often fun for the child whose imagination is often captured during thunder storms. Depending on the time of year, your child could build his or her own snow gauge and use it. Making a barometer is often a favorite, too.

For older children it is a bit harder. Learning about the body and how it works is something that a lot of children like to do, considering at that age many aspire to be doctors or nurses - learning about the cardiovascular system is educational, and making a scale model of a heart can be tons of fun. Also, learning about blood and studying blood related diseases is very popular, you just might surprise yourself and find that it is in fact easier that you think.

For the little computer whiz in the family, there are hundreds of easy science fair projects that tailor to their interests. In most large bookstores there is a section on building your own robot, and some are rather cheap (The robot, not the books. Although if you shop around you might find that the books are cheap too). A small, electronic gadget that your child has made is something that they will always have, and it will help build confidence in them that they can do something important, involving what they love.

A classic, but still a fun and easy activity, is making a model of the solar system using fruit - orange for the sun, apple for Mars, etc. The local library would have tons of information on this subject - just make sure there is no Pluto, who is not considered a planet anymore, but a piece of something that got caught in our solar systems gravitational field.

Projects with magnets are a favourite - making your own magnet is a very inexpensive and simple project that looks impressive. Your child could study the effects that magnets have on seedlings and their growth, or on healing.

As a parent, I am sure you want to help your child as much as possible to complete their science project - but remember that it is their project, and it is not your place to do their work for them, no matter how much you might want to.

Lance Braithwaite
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