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Science Projects for Kids

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Creating a science project will be a fun adventure, but where should you start? Have a look at this article to get some ideas for your science project presentation.

Projects With Water

Somewhere near you, there should be a body of water that will provide a number of opportunities for projects. You could test different brands of paper towels to see how much they soak up, or you could test the pH levels in different streams that you find. You might even take some samples and find out if they are cleaner or dirtier than tap water.

Projects With Earth

The planet is full of ideas for analysis. Global warming is a popular topic right now, so you could study its effects and see what could happen to the planet if it continues. If you are near a beach, you can look at the patterns and frequency of the waves coming to shore. For another plan, why not check out how many littered objects around your neighborhood are recyclable?

Projects With Food

Have you heard of organic foods? These would be a great case study, especially if you want to find out if they are really better for you. What other health effects can you look at when researching food? Do you have a favorite snack and are curious about the ingredients and where else they appear?

Projects With Animals

If you have any pets in the house, they can give you a ton of options for a project. If you have a dog, does he like a certain color of bowl better than others? What about cats, and do they like having their food and water together or separated? What happens when you introduce a new animal to the house? How do dogs, cats and other animals interact with each other?

Your Favorite Science

If you still aren't sure where to begin for a project or you want more ideas, check out our Science for Kids course. You can explore biology, environmental science, or even astronomy and more.

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