Archives for December 2012

Last Minute Science Projects

last minute science project

Think fast! Your 3rd grader just walked in the door and announced that she has a science project due in 2 days! Do you:

A. Collapse into a fit of hysterical panic
B. Completely ignore the announcement (Maybe this is just a bad dream after all)
C. Search the internet to find easy science projects for 3rd graders

If you chose answer “C,” guess what?! You are headed in the right direction! Coming up with and completing an easy last minute 3rd grade science project doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, since many science projects use ingredients found around the house, you might not even have to leave your home. So, relax, finish your cup of coffee, and simply follow the directions!

Click here to find an easy science project for your 3rd grader!

Searching for 4th Grade Science Projects

4th_grade_science_projectTrying to find the perfect science project guide for your 4th grader? Thankfully,  the internet is an amazing resource!  But what do you need to look for in a science project guide? First, it’s important to find a project that is challenging, educational, but also age  appropriate and interesting for your student.  Searching the internet allows for the type of focused results that will help you find a science project that balances all of these crucial elements.

You can search for projects with more focused search criteria like their grade level, or the subject matter, once you have decided what type of project your child would like to do. For example, “4th grade science project ideas, chickens.” This should hopefully yield plenty of results. It’s important to narrow your results with criteria like your child’s grade level, age, or a subject matter so that you can be sure you are getting results that will be useful to you.

If your student isn’t exactly sure what subject matter they want to do a project on, it might be smart to browse an online database of 4th grade science projects, like those found at http://www.akronlibrary.org/DBS/SFDB/Default.aspx or http://www.youth.net/nsrc/sci/sci.index.html, which you can look through by grade level or subject area. Databases like these are full of ideas and instructions, and are easier to use than just a simple general search that might bring you to an unreliable site. Another great resource for one-stop 4th grade science project ideas are the free guides found at http://www.middle-school-science-projects.com/guide.pdf.

Click here to find more great science project ideas for our 4th grader!Searching for science projects

Science Projects for the Summer?!

science project for summerARE YOU TIRED OF BEING OUT OF SCHOOL!?

Didn’t think so. Don’t freak out at this next sentence though, because it might just catch you off guard. What if you decided to spend a day of your incredibly awesome day doing a science project for the summer? Not just any science experiment, obviously. A good one. A FUN one. For example, making a balloon explode with nothing but yeast and a bottle.

Sound fun? If your answer to that is yes, then get started right now! If not, then how about I persuade you a little more? This project that you do in the summer can be used AGAIN for your science fair this year!

Aaaaaand now you’re sold.

Get started on your science project for the summer by clicking here!