Power - How much energy is
in a single peanut? Find out...
Life - A Science Experiment
(By Tracy and Emily)
An experiment using the scientific
method to determine which brand of
battery lasts the longest.
- Here's an "attractive" project, create a magnet using electricity.
Power - Use a lemon to make
a voltaic battery and even power
a digital watch.
Light By Friction
- Another static electricity project.
Your Own Lightning - Find
out how lightning works in a storm
by safely creating mini-lighting
Open & Short Circuits
- Find out how to make an open and a short circuit.
Make a Rheostat
- A small device that controls the voltage flow by a dial or knob.
Geothermal Power Plant
- Make a model of a power plant that uses steam.
/ Water Energy Projects
- The force of water!
Splitting H2O (Water) to Make Oxygen and Hydrogen
- Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen
and oxygen, and these gases can be produced through electrolysis.
Make a Steam-Powered "Rocket
Boat" - Even Fulton would
have loved one of these.
Make a Turbine
- For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Using Water to Produce Energy
- Water can be used to do work. Build
a couple of water projects.
Nuclear Chain Reaction
chain reaction demonstration
- Using shade trees to keep your home cool.
Heat From Light Bulbs
- the higher the watts, the hotter the bulb?
- What materials make the best insulation?
Energy From the Sun - Three
activities that "bring the sun to
Infrared-Hot - Discover infrared by repeating Herschel's experiment, and learn the relationship between frequency and wavelength.
Sun's Jobs - What jobs does
the sun do? Make a "sun jobs" chart
or book with students.
Hot Dog Cooker - Instructions
on building a solar-powered hotdog
- Use the force of compressed air to move a "vehicle"
the Wind - A simple gauge
to measure how strong the wind is
an Anemometer - Make a device
to measure wind speed.
Nova Labs - Nova Labs, including the Sun Lab and the Energy Lab, provide a variety of opportunities for students to participate in the scientific process.
Greenhouse Effect - Why
does it get really hot inside a car
parked in the sun? It's the greenhouse
See Spot Run - Explore the concept of color as a complex mixture. It will also explore the unique properties of water that make it a good "mix separator," using hands-on techniques like paper chromatography and virtual science.
a Thermometer - thermometer
measures heat energy. Build a simple
Links to Other Science Projects Sites
Elmer's Science Fair Central - Gives tips for choosing, creating and displaying your science project.
Best of the Web - Science Fairs
Bill Nye the Science GuyTM - Click "Home Demos" for science projects.
Education.com Science Fair Central
Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide
For Kids Only - NASA's Earth Science Enterprise
KidSpace @ Internet Public Library - Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Make It Solar - Science Fair Projects and Topics.
National Energy Education Development Project Science Fair Projects.
PBS Program - ZOOM - Science Projects by Kids for Kids
Science Buddies - Science Buddies offers detailed guidance and examples for serious students who want to do the best possible science project.
Science Club - Kids' Science Projects
Science Fair Center - Science Fair Project Ideas and Water Topics.
Science Fairs HomePage - from the Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council
Science News for Kids - highlights award-winning science projects and lots of advice for science projects, including the "Ask an Expert" section.
Score Science - Kid's Corner - Hot links to science activities
Simple Electricity Experiments
Solar Cooker - A link to another site on the Internet to get instructions on building a real Solar Cooker. These cookers can prepare an entire meal...including dessert...just with the heat of the sun.
Spike's Science Projects - More than 400 science projects for teachers and students to browse, download or just read.
Static Electricity Experiment - from The Exploratorium Museum.
Student science projects from NSRC - (great for ideas!)
Super Science Fair Projects Fun Science Experiments & Ideas.
Ultimate Science Fair Resource - Excellent site for getting the big picture.
Yahoo - Science Fair Guides
WWW Virtual Library: Science Fairs - (huge index)