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Science Fair Projects for Kids

Science Fair Projects for Kids

Great Science Projects To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld. The Evolution of Physics. London: Cambridge University Press, 1938.) We all share what it takes to be a scientist: creative imagination. An independent research project is an experiment you do by yourself or with a partner, class or school. Doing research take time. This series, Great Science Projects, will help you, step by step, toward the successful completion of an independent research project. This catalog of resources draws from articles from Science News for Students . This series on Great Science Projects is intended to be a general guide. And if you have questions or have suggestions for this site, please do not hesitate to email us at sciedu@societyforscience.org. Best of luck on your quest! Next: How to Think Like a Scientist

Kids science: Electricity 102 Science >> Physics for Kids Important things to know about electricity? Conductors and insulators - Conductors are materials that allow electricity to flow easily. Most types of metal are good conductors, which is why we use metal for electrical wire. Copper is a good conductor and isn't too expensive, so it's used a lot for the wiring in homes today. A battery can act as a source of electricity in circuits. Batteries use chemicals that react to make electricity. Alternate and Direct Current There are two main types of current used in electrical systems today: alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC). Static Electricity Sometimes electric charges can build up on the surface of objects. Take a quick 10 question quiz on electricity. Electricity Experiments:Electronic Circuit - Create an electronic circuit.Static Electricity - What is static electricity and how does it work? More Electricity Subjects Science >> Physics for Kids

List of Science Fair Ideas Okay, here is the hardest part of the whole project...picking your topic. But here are some ideas to get you started. Even if you don't like any, they may inspire you to come up with one of your own. Does music affect on animal behavior? Didn't see one you like?

Paper battery holder tutorial | The Fine Art of Electronics {under construction} This tutorial shows you how to make a paper battery holder for coin cell batteries (CR2032 and CR2016). Scroll to the bottom of this page for the video tutorial. Materials and Tools battery holder template printed on cardstock (download PDF here) conductive copper tape (available at digikey and sparkfun)regular tape (e.g. scotch tape or masking tape)scissorssurface mount LEDs (White, Green, Blue, Red, Yellow)3V coin cell battery (CR2032 or the thinner CR2016) Steps Step 1: cut out the template Step 2: cut two pieces of copper tape, about 3 inches long each Step 3: make the positive lead Take one of the copper tape pieces and peel off the paper backing. Stick the copper tape over the horizontal part of the “L” shaped line, on the front of the battery holder, and fold the tape to follow the “L” shape. Leave the excess copper tape hanging off the battery holder. Folding to make the copper tape turn: At the turn, fold the tape back over itself so that the sticky side is up. This completes the turn.

Science Fair Project Ideas Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how.</a> Help Me Find a Project Use the Topic Selection Wizard tool: Answer a short questionnaire about your interests & hobbies It uses your responses to recommend ideas you will enjoy Browse the Project Ideas Index Listed below are all of the different areas of science where we offer Project Ideas. Search the Project Ideas Library Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in over 30 areas of science. Buy Project Kits Each kit contains everything you need to do the project Available for several dozen popular Project Ideas Proceeds help support Science Buddies

Thunderbolt Kids If we want to keep a record of how we constructed a specific electric circuit, we can take a photo of it. If we do not have a camera, we can remember the circuit by drawing a sketch. Look at the sketch below which Farrah drew of the circuit that you made in the activity with the paperclip switch. That's right Jojo. And as Jojo pointed out, all of us do not draw equally well! The table shows the sketch Farrah drew and the symbol for each of the components of our circuit. REMEMBER: a battery is made up of chemical cells. When we put these symbols together to represent an electric circuit, we call it a circuit diagram. Draw a circuit diagram of the sketch above. Compare your diagram with the one below. Take note that for electric circuit diagrams we represent the wires with straight lines. This is a simple and quick way to represent an electric circuit and it should be clear to everyone that this circuit has a battery, a bulb and a switch, all connected with electric wires.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide Finding an idea for your project can be the hardest part. Many students have sent us questions on topic ideas. Ideas for science fair projects can come from many sources, of course, but the following sites are great places to start to look for topic ideas! IMPORTANT: Your science fair may have rules about not using people or animals as test subjects or about not using any dangerous equipment. If you need help deciding what type of project you want to do, look at these websites first. Cool-Science-Projects Find your motivation. Cyber Fair: Idea Generation Science Buddies Science Fair Project Ideas The Topic Selection Wizard will help ask you enough questions to decide what kind of science you’ll most enjoy doing. Here are websites that can get you started in the right direction. Legend

That Thing There: Paper Circuit Projects from Maker Faire Detroit 2013 These are the "card" projects that I had at Maker Faire Detroit. I'm dividing the projects in two or three posts because I want to show the circuit paths both with and without notes and I didn't want the length of the post to get too unwieldy. Two quick notes: I took these pictures after Maker Faire and after they were abused examined many times over so they may look a little tired but that's because they are. However, this speaks to the hardiness of these structures. Also, all of these use Jie Qi's ingenious paper battery holder. The link takes you to a page where she generously provides a PDF of the holder to cut out and use as well as a link to a tutorial. The one shown above is the first card I experimented with. This is the circuit with my (hopefully) helpful notes of what's going on. Ralph Robot There's a note on this one to look here for the reason for the longer piece of copper tape on the "switch". Santa's Treats basic paper circuit off open circuit OK, that's it for the "cards".

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